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Bill Shorten will march at 2016 Mardi Gras Parade6

Bill Shorten will march at 2016 Mardi Gras Parade

By Matt Akersten 12th Feb, 2016

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has today confirmed he'll be marching at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 5 March.

Nationals MP's barnyard same-sex marriage comment is bizarre3

Nationals MP's barnyard same-sex marriage comment is bizarre

By Matt Akersten 12th Feb, 2016

"I can put the rams in the paddock and they might mount one another but no lambs will come out."

WATCH: Two true stories of transwomen in defense

WATCH: Two true stories of transwomen in defense

By Matt Akersten 11th Feb, 2016

Meet Army Major Donna Harding and Squadron Leader Catherine Humphries - two transwomen at the forefront of a radical shift in military culture as it becomes more diverse and accepting.

Sorry Norrie, you can't marry your man8

Sorry Norrie, you can't marry your man

By Matt Akersten 11th Feb, 2016

Viewers of a new ABC show about Births, Deaths and Marriages tonight will see Sydney's gender non-specific activist Norrie and partner Sam get told there can be no official wedding day for them.

Ian Thorpe joins panel for Mardi Gras Film Fest screening

Ian Thorpe joins panel for Mardi Gras Film Fest screening

By Same Same 10th Feb, 2016

Aussie swimming legend Ian Thorpe has confirmed his first-ever official appearance at an LGBTI community event - he's on the panel for a very special sporting screening at the Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Sydney in lockout battle as review looms2

Sydney in lockout battle as review looms

By Matt Akersten 10th Feb, 2016

A detailed review of Sydney's two-year-old laws which lock people out of alcohol-serving venues at 1:30am is coming up, but it'll take a lot to convince NSW's Premier that changes need to be made.

More Aussies are identifying themselves as LGBTI on Facebook

More Aussies are identifying themselves as LGBTI on Facebook

By Matt Akersten 10th Feb, 2016

Facebook has today released data about how more Australians are opening up more about their gender and sexuality on the social network.

Deborah Cox for 2016 Mardi Gras Party!4

Deborah Cox for 2016 Mardi Gras Party!

By Matt Akersten 10th Feb, 2016

The Sydney Mardi Gras crew have confirmed another international guest for their big after-parade party on Saturday 5 March - it's the return of singer/songwriter and dance party favourite Deborah Cox.

Plibersek: 1

Plibersek: "Plebiscite is a 160 million dollar waste of money"

By Matt Akersten 9th Feb, 2016

Labor's deputy leader Tanya Plibersek has joined the chorus of MPs calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to scrap the complicated, divisive and expensive plebiscite.

Victoria's government will make 13

Victoria's government will make "pray the gay away" therapists illegal

By Matt Akersten 9th Feb, 2016

In 2016 it's hard to believe people out there still think it's possible to get therapy to "fix" your homosexuality.

Singer Greg Gould's next video will tell four extraordinary LGBT stories

Singer Greg Gould's next video will tell four extraordinary LGBT stories

By Matt Akersten 9th Feb, 2016

Out gay singer/songwriter Greg Gould is going in a different direction with his next video - he's aiming to make waves and raise funds for the Australian Marriage Equality campaign with a 10-minute short film sharing real and inspiring LGBTI stories.

People with disabilities are welcome at Mardi Gras

People with disabilities are welcome at Mardi Gras

By Matt Akersten 8th Feb, 2016

The Mardi Gras parade isn’t just about having some fun while covered in glitter, it’s an opportunity for people to feel connected and included, say the team at not-for-profit disability service provider Northcott.

SBS will show Mardi Gras Parade live online worldwide

SBS will show Mardi Gras Parade live online worldwide

By Same Same 7th Feb, 2016

This year SBS is taking its Sydney Mardi Gras coverage up a notch - there'll be the usual edited highlight show in TV the next evening, but they're also streaming video footage of the full parade LIVE and FREE on their website for a global audience.

WATCH: Medibank's new ad features same-sex couples and families

WATCH: Medibank's new ad features same-sex couples and families

By Matt Akersten 7th Feb, 2016

A new television ad for private health insurer Medibank is featuring a wide variety of people, couples and families - including a few same-sex couplings and families.

Facebook removes Marriage Alliance's bizarre rainbow noose image1

Facebook removes Marriage Alliance's bizarre rainbow noose image

By Matt Akersten 7th Feb, 2016

The anti-marriage equality Marriage Alliance campaign's creepy "rainbow noose" image has been removed by Facebook after several complaints about it to the social network's moderators.

Molly Meldrum's story starts on 7 tonight9

Molly Meldrum's story starts on 7 tonight

By Dean Arcuri 6th Feb, 2016

A new TV mini-series based on the extraordinary life of Australia's most beloved music fan is starting tonight on 7.

Prince is touring Australia this month - here's the dates!6

Prince is touring Australia this month - here's the dates!

By Matt Akersten 5th Feb, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Prince has suddenly announced he's in his way here this month to play shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.