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300 rookie cops trained on LGBTI diversity

300 rookie cops trained on LGBTI diversity

By Matt Akersten 22nd Oct, 2014

NSW Police's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers program has provided LGBTI & Gender Diversity Awareness training to 300 new police recruits this month.

Courtney Act invites the world to Sydney

Courtney Act invites the world to Sydney

By Matt Akersten 21st Oct, 2014

Sydney's own drag superstar Courtney Act is starring in Mardi Gras' new video for its 2015 season - featuring her at many of the city's most iconic locations.

Christian Lobby faces conference venue boycott

Christian Lobby faces conference venue boycott

By Matt Akersten 20th Oct, 2014

Opposition leader Bill Shorten is being urged to cancel his engagement as keynote speaker at this weekend’s Australian Christian Lobby annual conference - and now even the event's venue is under mounting pressure to break its ties to the increasingly out-on-a-limb church group.

Brokeback Lismore: A tale of two cowboys4

Brokeback Lismore: A tale of two cowboys

By Same Same 20th Oct, 2014

Meet a couple of country cowboys who defy the cliches of both LGBTI and rural cultures.

Mia Freedman joins Women Say Something

Mia Freedman joins Women Say Something

By Matt Akersten 20th Oct, 2014

"I'm humbled and grateful that the gay community have invited me to be part of such a worthwhile event as Women Say Something this week. What a treat to be included. I can't wait."

Sogi's story: Being gay in Africa

Sogi's story: Being gay in Africa

By Matt Akersten 20th Oct, 2014

An Australian-produced cartoon aims to bring hope to gay and lesbian people in Africa facing discrimination and violence for being who they are.

All the winners of Melbourne's glitzy GLOBE Awards

All the winners of Melbourne's glitzy GLOBE Awards

By Dean Arcuri 18th Oct, 2014

The inaugural Globe Awards saw Victoria's LGBTI Communities unite to recognise those who have contributed so much to our communities.

Married transpeople shouldn't be forced to divorce

Married transpeople shouldn't be forced to divorce

By Matt Akersten 17th Oct, 2014

Since same-sex marriage is not allowed in Australia, married transgender people who wish to formally change their gender on their legal documents must divorce their husband or wife if they do so.

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"We're here, we're queer, and we're not going shopping!"

By Heidi Maier 16th Oct, 2014

"We were told that a customer had complained, saying that what we were doing was absolutely disgusting."

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Mia Freedman "mortified" after gay gaffe on The Project

By Matt Akersten 16th Oct, 2014

Mamamia website founder and opinionated TV panellist Mia Freedman found herself in hot water with viewers of The Project last night after her poorly-worded comparison between paedophiles and gay people.

See how the outback celebrates Pride!

See how the outback celebrates Pride!

By Same Same 16th Oct, 2014

The world’s most remote LGBTI fair day is set to return for its second year.

Victoria passes bill to expunge homosexual convictions

Victoria passes bill to expunge homosexual convictions

By Dean Arcuri 15th Oct, 2014

In an Australian first, the Victorian Parliament has passed a bill that will expunge homosexual convictions which happened before the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

So, how good is Josh at romance?

So, how good is Josh at romance?

By Matt Akersten 15th Oct, 2014

Now that his critically-acclaimed and International Emmy Award nominated comedy series has finished its Aussie run, comedian Josh Thomas is letting loose online a little.

LGBTI party for equality is now officially registered

LGBTI party for equality is now officially registered

By Same Same 14th Oct, 2014

Launched by an independent LGBTI network back in January, the Australian Equality Party now has the over 500 members it needs and has officially registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Treat yourself to CoastOut weekend!

Treat yourself to CoastOut weekend!

By Same Same 14th Oct, 2014

Think of it as Mardi Gras by the beach or Midsumma on the seashore. Coffs Harbour's annual LGBT weekend beach holiday kicks off again October 24-26.

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Sydney forum to discuss HIV prevention pill

By Same Same 14th Oct, 2014

Gay men will be able to find out more about a new method of HIV prevention at a special ACON community forum in Sydney next week.

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Q&A's troubling transgender tweets

By Matt Akersten 13th Oct, 2014

Our ABC prides itself on presenting a range of views, but did the quest for 'balance' last night lead to unnecessary offensiveness?