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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.

WATCH: Life inside LA prison's 'Gay Wing'

WATCH: Life inside LA prison's 'Gay Wing'

By Matt Akersten 20th Nov, 2014

The sights and sounds you are about to witness are an inside look at the culture of the Gay Wing in Men's Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles.

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."

OKCupid is expanding its sexuality and gender options

OKCupid is expanding its sexuality and gender options

By Chad St James 18th Nov, 2014

Popular dating website OKCupid is making changes to how users identify their gender and sexuality.

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!

Over £3,000 raised to save

Over £3,000 raised to save "gay bull" from slaughter

By Matt Akersten 16th Nov, 2014

A campaign has begun in Ireland to save a "gay bull" who prefers the company of other bulls in his herd to mating with the females.

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.

WATCH: Ireland's inspiring marriage equality ad1

WATCH: Ireland's inspiring marriage equality ad

By Matt Akersten 14th Nov, 2014

Ireland's citizens will vote in a nationwide referendum on marriage equality next May, and while it seems very likely to succeed, cautious campaigners are hoping to get more young people registering to vote.