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What if straight people had tocome out?

Matt Akersten22nd Oct, 2014
www.samesame.com.au

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Big payday for 'Dykes to Watch Out For' cartoonist

Big payday for 'Dykes to Watch Out For' cartoonist

By Heidi Maier 17th Oct, 2014

"I ran out and bought a case of prosecco sparkling wine to share with the other resident artists!"

Palau decriminalises male homosexuality

Palau decriminalises male homosexuality

By Matt Akersten 16th Oct, 2014

The tropical island country of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean - home to around 20,000 people across 250 islands - is the latest nation to decriminalise consensual same-sex conduct between men.

Neil Patrick Harris confirmed to host the Oscars2

Neil Patrick Harris confirmed to host the Oscars

By Matt Akersten 16th Oct, 2014

Out actor Neil Patrick Harris is having a very good few weeks - he just got married to his partner David Burtka and now he's just heard he's been picked for a very prestigious honour - hosting the 2015 Oscars Ceremony.

The Vatican's 2

The Vatican's "seismic shift" on gays

By Matt Akersten 14th Oct, 2014

A new report into the future of Catholicism written by a hand-picked collection of bishops for Pope Francis shows the Vatican is ready for a big rethink on gay people.

News broadcasts made fabulous by sassy kid1

News broadcasts made fabulous by sassy kid

By Matt Akersten 13th Oct, 2014

When a new shopping mall opened in Las Vegas at the weekend, one of the young locals was very excited to be on the TV report about it.

WATCH: Stay With Me? No, Please Go Home!1

WATCH: Stay With Me? No, Please Go Home!

By Chad St James 13th Oct, 2014

He's been officially 'out' for a few months now and former Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese continues to bring the laughs with a parody video of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me".

Tyra schools Top Model contestant on homophobia

Tyra schools Top Model contestant on homophobia

By Matt Akersten 8th Oct, 2014

America's Next Top Model is still going, men are now in the contest as well as women, and Tyra Banks is still on top.

WATCH: Surprise proposal at the Ellen show!

WATCH: Surprise proposal at the Ellen show!

By Chad St James 7th Oct, 2014

Adorable! An Ellen DeGeneres fan gets quite a surprise from his loving partner when they visit her show.

US Supreme Court decision means marriage equality for five more states

US Supreme Court decision means marriage equality for five more states

By Matt Akersten 6th Oct, 2014

"Marriage has momentum," says US President Barack Obama, reacting today to a Supreme Court's decision not to challenge same-sex marriage cases - a conclusion which means marriage equality is allowed in five more states.

Artist shows Grindr chats to busy Berlin street

Artist shows Grindr chats to busy Berlin street

By Matt Akersten 3rd Oct, 2014

Berliners should be careful what they reveal on gay hook-up app Grindr in the next few days - their messages are being projected onto the wall of a glass installation for the entertainment of passers by.

Facebook's apology to drag queens7

Facebook's apology to drag queens

By Matt Akersten 2nd Oct, 2014

Many of the world's iconic drag divas have been suddenly forced to start using their male birth names on Facebook in a strange crackdown - but the social media giant has now apologised for this outcome and a solution is being found.

UK's PM doesn't mind if gay couples kiss in public6

UK's PM doesn't mind if gay couples kiss in public

By Matt Akersten 30th Sep, 2014

David Cameron is asked: "OK, you're in a public park - two men, recently married, are kissing each other. Is that sweet? Or is that mildly inappropriate?"

YouTube series explores sex lives without judgement

YouTube series explores sex lives without judgement

By Matt Akersten 29th Sep, 2014

The team behind a new Canadian web video series know that not every gay man will want to settle into a monogamous married duo - there's a variety of alternatives that are less often spoken about.

First look: Kylie's tour opens in Liverpool1

First look: Kylie's tour opens in Liverpool

By Matt Akersten 25th Sep, 2014

Kylie Minogue's lucky fans in Liverpool’s Echo Arena were the first to experience her new show Kiss Me Once, with the songstress sexing it up after a sleep-walking themed opening film featuring some all-new tracks.

WATCH: Discovering Maura on 'Transparent'

WATCH: Discovering Maura on 'Transparent'

By Matt Akersten 24th Sep, 2014

As America's new TV family drama gets set to be released this week, a preview scene shows an important moment in the life of transgender parent Maura.

Did ex-gay therapy really work for this couple?2

Did ex-gay therapy really work for this couple?

By Matt Akersten 22nd Sep, 2014

Meet the McCardles - an ex-gay and ex-lesbian who have united and got married, in a hilarious spoof of the ex-gay movement.

Facebook's weird crackdown on drag queens9

Facebook's weird crackdown on drag queens

By Matt Akersten 15th Sep, 2014

Suddenly Facebook is accusing drag queens of "not using their real names" and telling them they must alter their accounts to keep using the site.