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Abbott's uninspired by Ireland's 'YES' victory6

Abbott's uninspired by Ireland's 'YES' victory

By Matt Akersten 25th May, 2015

The popular vote victory for marriage equality in Ireland has revived the issue here in Australia - but Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it was dealt with "decisively" by the last parliament, and his priority now is on economic matters.

Sweden triumphs at Eurovision - and Australia comes fifth!

Sweden triumphs at Eurovision - and Australia comes fifth!

By Matt Akersten 25th May, 2015

Handsome Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw's song Heroes proved to be Europe's favourite at 2015's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna at the weekend - and Australia's Guy Sebastian did us proud too.

Ireland says YES! to equality in world-first vote20

Ireland says YES! to equality in world-first vote

By Matt Akersten 23rd May, 2015

Today's marriage equality YES vote in Ireland is a historic turning-point in the worldwide quest for equal marriage rights - it's the first time the issue has been put to a public vote, and it's a resounding VICTORY.

France:

France: "They didn't let me kiss my girlfriend on the platform"

By Heidi Maier 23rd May, 2015

A French lesbian couple has gone public talking about an incident when the conductor on a train reprimanded them for kissing publicly, and allegedly added that heterosexual people would be free to kiss and demonstrate affection.

Queer art-pop comes to Dark Mofo

Queer art-pop comes to Dark Mofo

By Christian Chelvan 22nd May, 2015

Dark Mofo is looming over Hobart, Tasmania like a cumulus cloud trembling to release a torrent of art, music and general reverie this June.

WATCH: Lithuania's sweet kisses at Eurovision semi-final

WATCH: Lithuania's sweet kisses at Eurovision semi-final

By Matt Akersten 22nd May, 2015

Lithuania's catchy Eurovision 2015 song 'This Time' featured kissing same-sex couple back-up dancers - and got through to the final show this weekend.

Get ready to party as Goulburn Valley Pride turns 10!

Get ready to party as Goulburn Valley Pride turns 10!

By Dean Arcuri 21st May, 2015

Goulbourn Valley Pride is celebrating their ten year anniversary with a huge James Bond themed party you won't want to miss!

Indian mum takes out newspaper ad so son can find husband

Indian mum takes out newspaper ad so son can find husband

By Matt Akersten 21st May, 2015

A supportive mother in India has placed a newspaper ad to help her son find the perfect husband.

Don't miss Tasmania's big Queens' Ball!

Don't miss Tasmania's big Queens' Ball!

By Same Same 21st May, 2015

The Queens’ Ball is coming around again! A fixture on the Tasmanian queer calendar, always held on the Sunday of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, this costume gala is not to be missed.

Troye Sivan: 11

Troye Sivan: "Coming out completely changed my life"

By Matt Akersten 21st May, 2015

"Without a doubt, coming out is the best decision I've made in my entire life," says 19-year-old Aussie YouTuber Troye Sivan.

Dramatic arson attack on Hobart's gay club7

Dramatic arson attack on Hobart's gay club

By Matt Akersten 20th May, 2015

Flamingos nightclub in Hobart will be open for business as usual this weekend, despite an explosive arson attack on Sunday which set its front entrance on fire.

Get ready to rumble with 'Gay Fighter Supreme'

Get ready to rumble with 'Gay Fighter Supreme'

By Matt Akersten 20th May, 2015

The world's first all-LGBTI character fighting game will amuse you if you're a fan of Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat style games - and if you don't take gay stereotypes too seriously.

Drag queens in ice cream ad:

Drag queens in ice cream ad: "Be true to your pleasure"

By Matt Akersten 19th May, 2015

Premiering at Cannes this week was a new ad for ice cream/chocolate treat Magnum which is coming to screens around Europe.

Marriage equality? YES! Ireland goes to the polls this Friday

Marriage equality? YES! Ireland goes to the polls this Friday

By Matt Akersten 19th May, 2015

With only days to go until Ireland's world-first referendum on equal marriage rights, activists from both sides of the debate are ramping up their campaigns.

WATCH: QLives reveal real queer life tales

WATCH: QLives reveal real queer life tales

By Matt Akersten 19th May, 2015

Nationwide LGBTI support network QLife is showcasing true stories from many walks of life on YouTube in recent days.

Clinton's sweet letter to soon-to-be-married lesbian couple

Clinton's sweet letter to soon-to-be-married lesbian couple

By Heidi Maier 19th May, 2015

"It’s not every day that you open your mailbox to find a letter of gratitude, love and support from the potential first female president of the United States."

Pride Cup showcased diversity in sport

Pride Cup showcased diversity in sport

By Dean Arcuri 18th May, 2015

"How nice it is to be here and to kiss each other hello, and to not feel any fear whatsoever that I’m a gay man and I’m at the football here in country Victoria."