Wed, 2013-12-11 16:05
History was made in Israel this week with the inauguration of the country's first memorial to victims who were persecuted by the Nazis for their sexual orientation.
The driving force behind the memorial in Tel Aviv is attorney Eran Lev, an activist in the gay community.
“It’s important to me...Read more
Wed, 2013-12-11 16:08Chat show host Graham Norton wearing a ribbon in support of World Aids Day was like a red rag to a bull for the BBC, and he was duly reprimanded.
The presenter and his guests all sported the charity emblem on The Graham Norton Show broadcast on November 29.
BBC entertainment controller Mark Linsey...Read more
Thu, 2013-12-12 08:23People who are excited about numbers, some mathematicians and even some cult followers are excited about today being the 11th December 2013 or as we know it in Australia 11-12-13. The last day this century with 3 consecutive numbers.
Some people have chosen today for a special occasion like...Read more
Tue, 2013-12-10 17:57All forms of discrimination must be wiped out.
That was the message ringing loud and clear at a public forum at the National Library today on the state of human rights in the ACT.
Former race discrimination commissioner Tom Calma said Canberra must continue to be “as brave as we have been with same...Read more
Thu, 2013-12-12 08:23
She has a passport and a driver's licence stating she is a woman.
Her hormone levels are identical to that of a natural-born female.
But transgender Aeris Houlihan, 32, has been told by the Football Association (FA) that she can only play with men – until two years after her gender...Read more
Thu, 2013-12-12 08:24A romantic comedy about a sex change has met with some controversy but judges were in accord when naming Bamboozled best film at the Tropfest Film Festival.
Thousands of people poured into Sydney's Centennial Park on Sunday night to watch the world's biggest annual short film festival for its 22nd...Read more
Sun, 2013-12-08 09:53Gay British pop icon Elton John used his sold-out Moscow concert last night to call for an end to discrimination against gays and lesbians in the country.
In dedicating the show to Vladislav Tornovoi, a 23-year-old killed in an horrific homophobic attack earlier this year, John labelled Russia's...Read more
Sat, 2013-12-07 09:34Auction site eBay has removed a humorous ad for a “proper lads car” - because it contained improper language.
But not before the listing for the 13-year-old Ford Fiesta Zetec went viral, with tens of thousands of views and reaching £500,000 ($A900,000) with six days to go on the auction.
Fri, 2013-12-06 16:58In just a matter of hours, West Australian State Labor MP Stephen Dawson will be among those making history when he marries long-term partner Dennis Liddelow in Canberra.
Theirs will be one of the first two weddings taking place at 12.01am under the ACT's new same-sex marriage laws.
Mr Dawson told...Read more
Sat, 2013-12-07 08:38By Toby Longhurst
Many kind worlds have already been written about Nelson Mandela since the news of his passing, and this great man is deserving of all of them. While his long and inspirational fight for racial equality in a divided South Africa has appropriately been the focus of most of...Read more