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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.

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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.

Captivating stories confirmed for Mardi Gras film fest

Captivating stories confirmed for Mardi Gras film fest

By Same Same 19th Nov, 2014

The first few films have been announced for the 2015 Mardi Gras Film Festival program, featuring an assortment of richly diverse and captivating stories.

Councillors rise up against Crestani's embarrassing anti-LGBTI motion4

Councillors rise up against Crestani's embarrassing anti-LGBTI motion

By Matt Akersten 18th Nov, 2014

At a meeting of Melbourne's City of Casey last night, Rise Up Australia party member Rosalie Crestani couldn't get anyone to second her motion to ban the Council's work on LGBTI issues.

Love Junkies drummer comes out as transgender

Love Junkies drummer comes out as transgender

By Matt Akersten 18th Nov, 2014

Lewis Walsh from Perth rock band The Love Junkies has outed himself as transgender, saying he's not sure if he's male or female, but he's "on a spectrum of gender variance."

Melbourne's chance to see world's best trans and gender diverse films

Melbourne's chance to see world's best trans and gender diverse films

By Dean Arcuri 18th Nov, 2014

An impressive selection of films by and about trans and gender diverse people are showing this weekend in Melbourne.

Councillor wants LGBTI 15

Councillor wants LGBTI "special interests" work stopped

By Matt Akersten 17th Nov, 2014

A Councillor in Melbourne's City of Casey is pushing ahead with a motion tonight which, if successful, would affectively ban the municipality from doing anything even remotely LGBTI-related.

Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell got wed in NZ24

Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell got wed in NZ

By Matt Akersten 17th Nov, 2014

One of Australia’s most high profile showbiz gay couples have made a surprise announcement - they got married last week in New Zealand!

Obama gets cheered in Brisbane for his gay and lesbian support5

Obama gets cheered in Brisbane for his gay and lesbian support

By Matt Akersten 15th Nov, 2014

US President Barack Obama won many fans at the University of Queensland yesterday with an inspiring speech on a range of topics - and his brief mention of gay and lesbians sparked emphatic applause.

JOY wins award for World AIDS Day worldwide broadcast

JOY wins award for World AIDS Day worldwide broadcast

By Dean Arcuri 14th Nov, 2014

Joy 94.9 have have won the Most Innovative Special Event Broadcast Award at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Gala for World AIDS Day Worldwide.

Four Corners meets Australian transgender kids

Four Corners meets Australian transgender kids

By Matt Akersten 14th Nov, 2014

Monday night's Four Corners documentary on the ABC will be an extraordinary and eye-opening look at transgender children in Australia.

WATCH: Couple's moment on stage at Newtown Festival

WATCH: Couple's moment on stage at Newtown Festival

By Matt Akersten 13th Nov, 2014

At this year's busy Newtown Festival on Sunday, Stef Letang braved the main stage to make a special announcement.

WIN a trip to see Flight Facilities in New York!1

WIN a trip to see Flight Facilities in New York!

By Same Same 13th Nov, 2014

We're so happy to announce that Same Same has a new sister website!

Adelaide's huge LGBTI Feast Festival starts this weekend

Adelaide's huge LGBTI Feast Festival starts this weekend

By Same Same 13th Nov, 2014

Adelaide's Feast Festival kicks off 15 days of queer arts and culture with a Pride March and huge opening night street party this Saturday.