Local News

Article Listings

#RainbowVotes - Find out what the parties say on LGBTI issues

#RainbowVotes - Find out what the parties say on LGBTI issues

By Same Same 1st Jul, 2016

Have you made up your mind how you're voting yet? An investigation into the views of political parties on LGBTI issues has revealed several important differences between them.

We could still have marriage equality in 101 days

We could still have marriage equality in 101 days

By Samuel Leighton-Dore 1st Jul, 2016

There's been a contentious air of victory among the Liberal party this week, with the Murdoch media perpetuating a sense of inevitability around a Malcolm Turnbull victory at tomorrow's election.

Huge line-up for 'From Sydney With Love' concert1

Huge line-up for 'From Sydney With Love' concert

By Same Same 30th Jun, 2016

"Many of the city’s top performers are donating their time, talent and energy. It’s time for Sydney to come out in support of Orlando’s LGBTIQ community."

Gay Liberal candidates differ on plebiscite's power to change their vote

Gay Liberal candidates differ on plebiscite's power to change their vote

By Matt Akersten 30th Jun, 2016

This year's election features a few gay candidates for the Liberals - and with our marriage rights in the spotlight ahead of the election on Saturday, they're being asked their views on the government's plebiscite strategy.

Our mums and dads are shouting the loudest against the plebiscite

Our mums and dads are shouting the loudest against the plebiscite

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2016

The issue of marriage equality has persistently dominated the final week of the 2016 election campaign - and one group of Australians in particular has stepped up with a clear message - NO to the plebiscite.

Ab Fab movie cameos include Rebel Wilson and Dame Edna

Ab Fab movie cameos include Rebel Wilson and Dame Edna

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2016

New YouTube featurettes for the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie show a couple of amazing Aussie co-stars encountering PR's cheekiest duo.

Glen Eira supports marriage equality, and Councillor apologises1

Glen Eira supports marriage equality, and Councillor apologises

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2016

A Glen Eira City Councillor says he was just "repeating comments" by someone else claiming bestiality laws would be "likely" after marriage equality - and he's apologised.

Senior ministers want the plebiscite - but won't say how they'll vote after it

Senior ministers want the plebiscite - but won't say how they'll vote after it

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2016

Whether they want marriage equality to happen or not, Coalition government ministers all seem to agree that a plebiscite vote of every Australian is the best way forward on the issue - but if the nation votes majority YES, they may not vote accordingly.

Mr Australasia Bear 2016: 1

Mr Australasia Bear 2016: "I can’t remember when I last felt this proud!"

By Dean Arcuri 28th Jun, 2016

"I was always hairy and people told me to shave or change how you look because you don’t fit in, but when I met the bears, they accepted me for who I was."

Sydney Mardi Gras names new CEO3

Sydney Mardi Gras names new CEO

By Same Same 28th Jun, 2016

The Executive Director of Sydney's leading interdisciplinary arts organisation Performance Space has announced she's leaving there soon to take up an exciting new role as the CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Shorten vows he'll do marriage equality FIRST if he wins17

Shorten vows he'll do marriage equality FIRST if he wins

By Matt Akersten 28th Jun, 2016

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised today that if he wins the election on Saturday the new Labor government's first act will be to introduce legislation for marriage equality.

Alan Jones: 4

Alan Jones: "I'm certainly opposed to a plebiscite"

By Matt Akersten 28th Jun, 2016

As the conversation on the ABC's Q&A turned to the UK's problematic 'Brexit' referendum, talkback radio host Alan Jones wanted to get something off his chest - he doesn't want a similarly divisive public poll to happen here.

Councillor Kelvin Ho: Bestiality laws 'likely' after marriage equality19

Councillor Kelvin Ho: Bestiality laws 'likely' after marriage equality

By Matt Akersten 27th Jun, 2016

Too often, those stating their opposition to marriage equality mention weird, nonsensical consequences that it would open the door to. Here's one of the most extreme - that sex with animals would be the next thing to get legalised.

Mardi Gras' 38th anniversary came with a BIG apology

Mardi Gras' 38th anniversary came with a BIG apology

By Matt Akersten 27th Jun, 2016

"This evening, as editor-in-chief, I go one step further and personally apologise and say sorry. The Herald is genuinely sorry for what it did."

The Family Law will return to SBS in 2017

The Family Law will return to SBS in 2017

By Matt Akersten 27th Jun, 2016

A second season of Benjamin Law's comedy drama The Family Law is now in production and will be screened on SBS next year.

WATCH: Sex Party's musical ad takes aim at Catholic Church6

WATCH: Sex Party's musical ad takes aim at Catholic Church

By Matt Akersten 27th Jun, 2016

This catchy musical ad about the Vatican is bound to offend the Catholic Church - and it's part of a controversial campaign by the Australian Sex Party to ensure religious institutions start paying tax.

WATCH: Transgender candidate takes on Brisbane battleground5

WATCH: Transgender candidate takes on Brisbane battleground

By Samuel Leighton-Dore 24th Jun, 2016

Despite a conflicted history with the Australian Defence Force, Bridget Clinch is determined to emerge victorious as Brisbane's candidate for the Veterans Party.