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Dallas Buyers Club studio wants Aussie illegal downloaders to pay

Dallas Buyers Club studio wants Aussie illegal downloaders to pay

By Matt Akersten 23rd Oct, 2014

The studio behind Oscar-winning HIV drama Dallas Buyers Club has begun legal action in an attempt to get cash payments from Australians who downloaded the film illegally via BitTorrent.

There'll be a gay party at the Christian Lobby's hotel tonight

There'll be a gay party at the Christian Lobby's hotel tonight

By Matt Akersten 23rd Oct, 2014

The Australian Christian Lobby aren't the only ones using Canberra's Park Hyatt Hotel this weekend - they'll be joined by a gay crew of party people who we're sure will have a lot more fun.

NSW passes bill to extinguish historic gay sex convictions

NSW passes bill to extinguish historic gay sex convictions

By Matt Akersten 23rd Oct, 2014

Last week Victoria became the first state of Australia to expunge the criminal convictions of men who were charged with having sex with men before homosexual law reform. Today it's NSW's turn.

Sydney's two new gay Friday drinks: 'Mr.' and 'Homo'3

Sydney's two new gay Friday drinks: 'Mr.' and 'Homo'

By Matt Akersten 22nd Oct, 2014

There's two new regular free Friday night gay events launching in Sydney this weekend, offering a great start to your weekend with cool vibes and hot music.

What if straight people had to come out?2

What if straight people had to come out?

By Matt Akersten 22nd Oct, 2014

"I was born straight. I can't change who I am, and I accept that."

300 rookie cops trained on LGBTI diversity1

300 rookie cops trained on LGBTI diversity

By Matt Akersten 22nd Oct, 2014

NSW Police's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers program has provided LGBTI & Gender Diversity Awareness training to 300 new police recruits this month.

Courtney Act invites the world to Sydney

Courtney Act invites the world to Sydney

By Matt Akersten 21st Oct, 2014

Sydney's own drag superstar Courtney Act is starring in Mardi Gras' new video for its 2015 season - featuring her at many of the city's most iconic locations.

Christian Lobby faces conference venue boycott

Christian Lobby faces conference venue boycott

By Matt Akersten 20th Oct, 2014

Opposition leader Bill Shorten is being urged to cancel his engagement as keynote speaker at this weekend’s Australian Christian Lobby annual conference - and now even the event's venue is under mounting pressure to break its ties to the increasingly out-on-a-limb church group.

Brokeback Lismore: A tale of two cowboys6

Brokeback Lismore: A tale of two cowboys

By Same Same 20th Oct, 2014

Meet a couple of country cowboys who defy the cliches of both LGBTI and rural cultures.

Mia Freedman joins Women Say Something

Mia Freedman joins Women Say Something

By Matt Akersten 20th Oct, 2014

"I'm humbled and grateful that the gay community have invited me to be part of such a worthwhile event as Women Say Something this week. What a treat to be included. I can't wait."

Sogi's story: Being gay in Africa

Sogi's story: Being gay in Africa

By Matt Akersten 20th Oct, 2014

An Australian-produced cartoon aims to bring hope to gay and lesbian people in Africa facing discrimination and violence for being who they are.

All the winners of Melbourne's glitzy GLOBE Awards

All the winners of Melbourne's glitzy GLOBE Awards

By Dean Arcuri 18th Oct, 2014

The inaugural Globe Awards saw Victoria's LGBTI Communities unite to recognise those who have contributed so much to our communities.

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!"

Married transpeople shouldn't be forced to divorce

Married transpeople shouldn't be forced to divorce

By Matt Akersten 17th Oct, 2014

Since same-sex marriage is not allowed in Australia, married transgender people who wish to formally change their gender on their legal documents must divorce their husband or wife if they do so.

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"We're here, we're queer, and we're not going shopping!"

By Heidi Maier 16th Oct, 2014

"We were told that a customer had complained, saying that what we were doing was absolutely disgusting."

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Mia Freedman "mortified" after gay gaffe on The Project

By Matt Akersten 16th Oct, 2014

Mamamia website founder and opinionated TV panellist Mia Freedman found herself in hot water with viewers of The Project last night after her poorly-worded comparison between paedophiles and gay people.

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.