Just a few weeks away from the all-important United States' Presidential Election, a whole host of LGBT celebrities have spoken up to support Barack Obama.
La Soirée, like its award-winning, impossible-to-get-a-ticket-to predecessor La Clique, brings a heady mix of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque to the stage for the Melbourne Festival.
"This is my life as a middle-aged single gay man," writes Glenn, a 48-year-old Sydneysider. "I'm not a writer, but I thought I'd give this a go," he tells Same Same. "It's from the heart and might touch others in the same position."
Condon managed to take you to the edge of every emotion then when it felt on the brink sent you through another section of the emotional roller coaster.
Soon Sydneysiders will be invited to "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" through the colourful and gloriously controversial 35 year history of Mardi Gras, in an initiative which could lead to a permanent museum honouring its past.
Despite discouraging weather in several cities on Saturday, colourful throngs took to the streets in a nationwide day of action for marriage equality – in much larger numbers and with greater hope and spirit than they'd had eight years ago when the Equal Love protests first began.
It's already a hit on the Las Vegas strip, but gay clubbing hotspot Krave is moving to a massive new premises in the city's downtown area where it aims to become "the world's largest gay club."
So the tide has turned and that the majority of the Australian public is ready for marriage equality. But today, the Prime Minister tells us: "For me, politics isn't about making decisions based on opinion polls, it's about making decisions you feel are right."
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