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Matt Akersten10th Feb, 2016
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More Aussies are identifying themselves as LGBTI on Facebook

More Aussies are identifying themselves as LGBTI on Facebook

By Matt Akersten 10th Feb, 2016

Facebook has today released data about how more Australians are opening up more about their gender and sexuality on the social network.

Deborah Cox for 2016 Mardi Gras Party!

Deborah Cox for 2016 Mardi Gras Party!

By Matt Akersten 10th Feb, 2016

The Sydney Mardi Gras crew have confirmed another international guest for their big after-parade party on Saturday 5 March - it's the return of singer/songwriter and dance party favourite Deborah Cox.

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Plibersek: "Plebiscite is a 160 million dollar waste of money"

By Matt Akersten 9th Feb, 2016

Labor's deputy leader Tanya Plibersek has joined the chorus of MPs calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to scrap the complicated, divisive and expensive plebiscite.

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Victoria's government will make "pray the gay away" therapists illegal

By Matt Akersten 9th Feb, 2016

In 2016 it's hard to believe people out there still think it's possible to get therapy to "fix" your homosexuality.

Singer Greg Gould's next video will tell four extraordinary LGBT stories

Singer Greg Gould's next video will tell four extraordinary LGBT stories

By Matt Akersten 9th Feb, 2016

Out gay singer/songwriter Greg Gould is going in a different direction with his next video - he's aiming to make waves and raise funds for the Australian Marriage Equality campaign with a 10-minute short film sharing real and inspiring LGBTI stories.

People with disabilities are welcome at Mardi Gras

People with disabilities are welcome at Mardi Gras

By Matt Akersten 8th Feb, 2016

The Mardi Gras parade isn’t just about having some fun while covered in glitter, it’s an opportunity for people to feel connected and included, say the team at not-for-profit disability service provider Northcott.

SBS will show Mardi Gras Parade live online worldwide

SBS will show Mardi Gras Parade live online worldwide

By Same Same 7th Feb, 2016

This year SBS is taking its Sydney Mardi Gras coverage up a notch - there'll be the usual edited highlight show in TV the next evening, but they're also streaming video footage of the full parade LIVE and FREE on their website for a global audience.

WATCH: Medibank's new ad features same-sex couples and families

WATCH: Medibank's new ad features same-sex couples and families

By Matt Akersten 7th Feb, 2016

A new television ad for private health insurer Medibank is featuring a wide variety of people, couples and families - including a few same-sex couplings and families.

Facebook removes Marriage Alliance's bizarre rainbow noose image1

Facebook removes Marriage Alliance's bizarre rainbow noose image

By Matt Akersten 7th Feb, 2016

The anti-marriage equality Marriage Alliance campaign's creepy "rainbow noose" image has been removed by Facebook after several complaints about it to the social network's moderators.

Molly Meldrum's story starts on 7 tonight9

Molly Meldrum's story starts on 7 tonight

By Dean Arcuri 6th Feb, 2016

A new TV mini-series based on the extraordinary life of Australia's most beloved music fan is starting tonight on 7.

UN's new 'Free & Equal' stamps promote LGBT equality around the globe

UN's new 'Free & Equal' stamps promote LGBT equality around the globe

By Matt Akersten 6th Feb, 2016

A new stamp collection by the the United Nations Postal Administration celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community with six distinctive and inclusive designs.

Prince is touring Australia this month - here's the dates!6

Prince is touring Australia this month - here's the dates!

By Matt Akersten 5th Feb, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Prince has suddenly announced he's in his way here this month to play shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

Perth's Pride Fairday is happening this Sunday!

Perth's Pride Fairday is happening this Sunday!

By Same Same 5th Feb, 2016

Perth’s queer communities will unite and celebrate in the sun at Pride Fairday in Hyde Park this Sunday 7 February, from 11am until 6pm.

Cast confirmed for Sydney's huge Hats Off! cabaret fundraiser

Cast confirmed for Sydney's huge Hats Off! cabaret fundraiser

By Same Same 5th Feb, 2016

One of 2016's biggest queer charity events has confirmed its galaxy of cabaret stars set for Sydney’s annual Hats Off! fundraiser.

Greens say we should recognise overseas same-sex marriages across Australia - but opponents fear slippery slope2

Greens say we should recognise overseas same-sex marriages across Australia - but opponents fear slippery slope

By Matt Akersten 4th Feb, 2016

The distressing situation British citizen Marco Bulmer-Rizzi found himself in when his husband David died in Adelaide last month and their marriage was initially not recognised on his death certificate has led to MPs again debating our marriage laws.

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Marriage Alliance's photoshopped rainbow noose is offensive "crap"

By Matt Akersten 4th Feb, 2016

Shady anti-marriage equality 'Marriage Alliance' campaigners have shared their creepiest message yet, and it's getting noticed for all the wrong reasons.

Family with two dads sought for Play School6

Family with two dads sought for Play School

By Matt Akersten 3rd Feb, 2016

The executive producer of Australia's favourite kiddies show Play School is looking for a child being raised by two dads for upcoming segments on diverse families.