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Channel 9 seeks cooking duosfor new show

Matt Akersten28th Nov, 2014
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Adelaide's Picnic in the Park this Sunday!

Adelaide's Picnic in the Park this Sunday!

By Same Same 27th Nov, 2014

It might be called Pinky Flat but the banks of the River Torrens will turn decidedly rainbow this Sunday as Adelaide's LGBTI Feast Festival rolls in for its annual Picnic in the Park.

Peter Allen and Benjamin Law dramas for TV in 2015

Peter Allen and Benjamin Law dramas for TV in 2015

By Matt Akersten 27th Nov, 2014

Screen Australia has revealed it's funding two compelling dramas featuring real-life gay Australian stories for TV in 2015.

Here's the Mardi Gras Party 2015 DJ line-up1

Here's the Mardi Gras Party 2015 DJ line-up

By Matt Akersten 26th Nov, 2014

"Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever your passion, this is the party for you," say the Sydney Mardi Gras crew. "This is your night of nights. The big one."

What have you been up to? Take Same Same's Sex Survey10

What have you been up to? Take Same Same's Sex Survey

By Same Same 26th Nov, 2014

Don't be shy! How much are YOU getting?

Mardi Gras Film Fest needs YOU for its trailer

Mardi Gras Film Fest needs YOU for its trailer

By Same Same 26th Nov, 2014

The Mardi Gras Film Festival trailer for 2015 will feature real people in our communities sharing their favourite witty lines from queer and camp movies.

Senator to introduce Australia's new 'Freedom to Marry' Bill

Senator to introduce Australia's new 'Freedom to Marry' Bill

By Matt Akersten 25th Nov, 2014

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm says he'll introduce his legislation today for marriage equality in Australia.

RIP Adam Winsor - Melbourne drag star Feral Beral1

RIP Adam Winsor - Melbourne drag star Feral Beral

By Matt Akersten 25th Nov, 2014

Adam Winsor's many friends are fondly sharing memories of him and his outrageous drag persona Feral Beral after he died in Melbourne's Austin Hospital yesterday afternoon.

Victoria election parties questioned on adoption rights

Victoria election parties questioned on adoption rights

By Michael Nguyen 24th Nov, 2014

It's the final week of the Victorian election campaign and the major parties are campaigning hard for the LGBTI community’s vote - but only two of the three main parties have made clear they'll work towards ensuring same-sex couples are legally be able to adopt children.

RED HOT Model Search finalists revealed!10

RED HOT Model Search finalists revealed!

By Matt Akersten 24th Nov, 2014

Here they are! Nine sexy red-headed Aussie guys have today been announced as finalists in the RED HOT: DOWN UNDER Model Search competition.

Kiesza will headline Harbour Party 2015

Kiesza will headline Harbour Party 2015

By Same Same 24th Nov, 2014

Up-and-coming Canadian pop star Kiesza has been unveiled by the Sydney Mardi Gras crew today as the headline act for 2015's Harbour Party on Saturday 28 February.

Classic and contemporary HIV stories to screen in Brisbane gallery3

Classic and contemporary HIV stories to screen in Brisbane gallery

By Tim Passmore 23rd Nov, 2014

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art is presenting a week of films that expose the raw truth of HIV.

Sydney MP applies for Mardi Gras lockout exemption

Sydney MP applies for Mardi Gras lockout exemption

By Matt Akersten 21st Nov, 2014

Sydney's Independent MP Alex Greenwich hopes the city's tough lockout laws can be lifted during the city's Mardi Gras festival in February/March.

Crestani's plan backfires: Fellow councillor comes out as Casey pledges LGBTI support1

Crestani's plan backfires: Fellow councillor comes out as Casey pledges LGBTI support

By Matt Akersten 21st Nov, 2014

City of Casey councillor Rosalie Crestani's bizarre attempt to put an end the council's work for LGBTI people has completely backfired, with the Council instead passing a motion to reaffirm its support for the local queer community.

Midsumma seeks new Festival Director

Midsumma seeks new Festival Director

By Same Same 21st Nov, 2014

Melbourne's big annual LGBTI summer festival is seeking a new Festival Director, following the departure of Monique Thorpe, who had been in the role since 2012.

Thorpie: 3

Thorpie: "I'm ashamed I didn't come out earlier"

By Matt Akersten 20th Nov, 2014

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe hit the headlines when he came out as gay in a major TV interview back in July - and he now admits he's "ashamed" he didn't come out earlier.

NSW Liberal MP Don Harwin comes out1

NSW Liberal MP Don Harwin comes out

By Matt Akersten 20th Nov, 2014

Senior NSW Liberal MP Don Harwin has come out publicly as gay today with a speech in Parliament in which he says he hopes Australia won't have to wait very much longer for marriage equality.

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Same Same 19th Nov, 2014

Around the world, the 20th of November each year is set aside to remember those who have died as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.