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UK will offer next-of-kin letters for same-sex couples travelling overseas5

UK will offer next-of-kin letters for same-sex couples travelling overseas

By Matt Akersten 28th May, 2016

The UK is taking steps to ensure a same-sex couple's rights and dignity are protected as much as possible when they travel.

David Pocock: Why I spoke up against homophobia8

David Pocock: Why I spoke up against homophobia

By Matt Akersten 28th May, 2016

In a new video for Dove, Brumbies vice-captain David Pocock has opened up about what led him to speak out against a homophobic remark during a game last year.

Homosexuality is now no longer criminalised on Nauru5

Homosexuality is now no longer criminalised on Nauru

By Matt Akersten 27th May, 2016

The government of the island of Nauru, which hosts a refugee detention camp paid for by Australia, has passed a law to decriminalise homosexuality.

Spanish water polo star comes out: 14

Spanish water polo star comes out: "I'm gay"

By Matt Akersten 27th May, 2016

Spanish water polo team player Victor Gutierrez has come out as gay in an interview with an LGBT magazine, saying his supportive family and friends have known for a long time.

Queensland's inconsistent age of consent laws are finally getting fixed2

Queensland's inconsistent age of consent laws are finally getting fixed

By Same Same 26th May, 2016

Queensland is the only state in Australia which still legislates a difference between vaginal and anal sex, with the age of consent for “carnal knowledge” set at 16, while anal sex, referred to as sodomy in the legislation, still remains 18.

Lesbian, bi and queer women encouraged to check their breasts1
Foxtel's intriguing new political thriller includes trans character

Foxtel's intriguing new political thriller includes trans character

By Matt Akersten 25th May, 2016

It's already being described as Australia's own 'House of Cards', and new Foxtel mini-series Secret City may break new ground with a transgender character at the heart of the political shenanigans.

Council OK's plan for gay hate crime memorial in Bondi1

Council OK's plan for gay hate crime memorial in Bondi

By Same Same 25th May, 2016

Waverley Council has given in principle endorsement for the commissioning of a public artwork in Bondi’s Hunter Sculpture Park in remembrance of the numerous gay men who were assaulted and murdered in and around the area in the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

South Australia's still waiting for adoption equality

South Australia's still waiting for adoption equality

By Matt Akersten 25th May, 2016

A government-driven inquiry into South Australia's adoption laws was completed last year - but the issue's been put on the backburner since then. Will it ever progress?

Victoria's Premier will make historic apology today

Victoria's Premier will make historic apology today

By Matt Akersten 24th May, 2016

A rainbow flag is flying high above Victoria's Parliament today as the state's Premier prepares "to do something very important."

Kirby: 2

Kirby: "We must speak out strongly against the plebiscite"

By Matt Akersten 23rd May, 2016

Former High Court Judge The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG has harshly criticised the government's plan to give every Australian a vote on whether to allow marriage equality.

At last, Canberra's getting an AIDS Memorial Garden3

At last, Canberra's getting an AIDS Memorial Garden

By Matt Akersten 23rd May, 2016

After many years of campaigning from those who lost loves ones from AIDS-related illness, the National Arboretum's Gallery of Gardens will soon be home to an AIDS Garden of Reflection.

LOOK: Donuts are the New Black!

LOOK: Donuts are the New Black!

By Matt Akersten 23rd May, 2016

Fans of the compelling prison drama Orange is the New Black got a sweet surprise at Donut Time stores on the weekend - there were limited edition six-packs celebrating the best incarcerated characters!

There's 40 days to go - make our rainbow votes count!

There's 40 days to go - make our rainbow votes count!

By Same Same 23rd May, 2016

The 2016 Federal Election to be held on Saturday 2 July is one of the most important in recent memory for LGBTI communities, says the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

Labor pledges to appoint a full-time LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner

Labor pledges to appoint a full-time LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner

By Matt Akersten 22nd May, 2016

If it wins the Federal Election on July 2, a Shorten Labor Government will appoint "a new champion for the rights of LGBTI Australians," Senator Penny Wong has announced.

Here's Australia's top 20 employers for LGBTI inclusion3

Here's Australia's top 20 employers for LGBTI inclusion

By Same Same 20th May, 2016

Westpac Group has been named Australia’s 2016 Employer of the Year for LGBTI inclusion, heading up an impressive list of Top 20 employers.

Over 1,100 NSW men have enrolled to trial PrEP - and there's room for many more

Over 1,100 NSW men have enrolled to trial PrEP - and there's room for many more

By Matt Akersten 20th May, 2016

ACON has today announced that over 1,100 sexually active men have signed up for PrEP, and they're now ready to accept thousands more.