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Matt Akersten30th Jun, 2015
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Liberal MP is polling his electorate on marriage equality

Liberal MP is polling his electorate on marriage equality

By Matt Akersten 30th Jun, 2015

A Liberal MP in Queensland is taking the unusual step of asking each and every voter in his electorate whether or not they support marriage equality.

WATCH: The struggle's still real for transpeople

WATCH: The struggle's still real for transpeople

By Matt Akersten 30th Jun, 2015

"Treatment of transgender people is a civil rights issue, and no one wants to end up on the wrong side of history."

Istanbul's Pride parade quashed by riot police with water cannon4

Istanbul's Pride parade quashed by riot police with water cannon

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2015

Pride parades in the Turkish capital of Istanbul had been happening peacefully and uninterrupted for over a decade, but now its conservative government aren't letting them continue.

Police swoop on party over suspected drug use

Police swoop on party over suspected drug use

By Same Same 29th Jun, 2015

The NSW Police say they had to act to remove patrons of a party in Sydney's CBD yesterday due to concerns over drug use.

America's marriage equality doesn't convince Tony Abbott30

America's marriage equality doesn't convince Tony Abbott

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2015

Despite pressure from the majority of Australian voters, several MPs in his own party, and the leaders of over a dozen nations who have legalised marriage equality, our Prime Minister's not budging an inch on marriage equality - not even hinting he'll grant a conscience vote.

We deserve better: Pressure's on Abbott as Australia's left behind9

We deserve better: Pressure's on Abbott as Australia's left behind

By Matt Akersten 26th Jun, 2015

Australians are getting increasingly frustrated with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's best efforts to delay legislation for marriage equality that the majority of our nation's citizens want.

US Supreme Court decides: Marriage equality for all 50 states45

US Supreme Court decides: Marriage equality for all 50 states

By Matt Akersten 26th Jun, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to make marriage for same-sex couples legal across EVERY state of America - ruling that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution.

Catch Queer Geeks at Comic Con1

Catch Queer Geeks at Comic Con

By Dean Arcuri 26th Jun, 2015

Talking LGBTIQ games, comics, TV and more, the Queer Geeks of Oz will be at Oz Comic Con in Melbourne this weekend.

Mixed reactions when man comes out with two boyfriends41

Mixed reactions when man comes out with two boyfriends

By Matt Akersten 26th Jun, 2015

A video about an Australian man who has two boyfriends in a polyamorous relationship has attracted a huge response from readers of The Guardian - but despite facing plenty of criticism, he says he's glad he shared his story.

La Trobe to investigate experience of LGBT refugees

La Trobe to investigate experience of LGBT refugees

By Same Same 25th Jun, 2015

La Trobe University is investigating the experiences of LGBT refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants.

WATCH: Obama heckled by transwoman at White House Pride reception5

WATCH: Obama heckled by transwoman at White House Pride reception

By Matt Akersten 25th Jun, 2015

"You are not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this. Shame on you."

Lush's new soap says GAY IS OK1

Lush's new soap says GAY IS OK

By Matt Akersten 25th Jun, 2015

Fragrant handmade soap company Lush is launching a new flavour today with the message 'GAY IS OK' shown on it to raise awareness about the plight of LGBTI people in the many countries where being gay is still illegal.

Catholic warning to businesses: Stay out of marriage debate17

Catholic warning to businesses: Stay out of marriage debate

By Matt Akersten 25th Jun, 2015

The Catholic Church in Sydney is sending letters to many of the companies that publicly support marriage equality, expressing “grave concern” with their stance on the issue, and accusing them of “overstepping their purpose."

Girl imagines her dads marrying in 'Wishful Wedding' book6

Girl imagines her dads marrying in 'Wishful Wedding' book

By Matt Akersten 24th Jun, 2015

"When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead."

Commuters to Ride with Pride in London

Commuters to Ride with Pride in London

By Chad St James 23rd Jun, 2015

Ahead of this weekend's annual Pride parade, Transport for London has unveiled its special Pride themed train, while Hampshire Police show their support in another special way.

NSW Police: $100k rewards for info on 'gay hate' killings15

NSW Police: $100k rewards for info on 'gay hate' killings

By Same Same 23rd Jun, 2015

Three rewards of $100,000 each have been announced by NSW Police for information relating to the disappearance and suspected deaths of two gay men and the death of another in Sydney's eastern suburbs in the 1980s.

LOOK: Google's turning celebs into Pride Androids

LOOK: Google's turning celebs into Pride Androids

By Matt Akersten 23rd Jun, 2015

In time for some of the world's biggest Pride festivals this month, Google is 'Androidifying' celebrities and keen festival attendees to resemble its cute Android logo.