Father Rod Bower of Gosford Anglican Church is on his way to Brisbane this week for Brisbane Pride celebrations. The celebrations began over the weekend when Equal Voices Queensland set up St John’s Cathedral for Pride month. Pride month sees a range of events for Christians in Brisbane. Firstly, St John’s Anglican Cathedral, literally and metaphorically, …

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grindr fails

Grindr fails keep on coming, despite no doubt, the best intentions of users. But, people are people, with a range of frailties, and how lucky is that? Otherwise, we’d have nothing to laugh about. Scroll down for the screen grabs Grindr is home to spammers, scammers, bots, and bigots, but it also offers social and …

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anglican bishop same-sex marriage blessings

Anglican Bishop John Parkes on Saturday obtained a majority vote at the synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta allowing the blessings of same-sex marriages. In the coming weeks, he will bless two local priests after their marriage. John Davis and Rob Whalley will marry after a relationship of more than 20 years. Despite the church …

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religious freedom ranking religious discrimination

The draft Religious Discrimination Bill is a result of complaints arising out of the same-sex marriage debate. Some religious groups equate equal rights for LGBTIQ people with an erosion of their own liberty. However, various world religious freedom rankings place Australia in the Top 10 with the most recent evaluation placing us fourth. Sydney’s Catholic …

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porn star theo ford

French-born Theo Ford spent his high school years in Ireland before later spending time in both France and the US. The popular porn star with over 177,000 Twitter followers and nearly 40,000 on Instagram moved to Sydney with his then-husband a few years ago. Following his education in Ireland, Theo moved back to Paris at …

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country music award lil nas x billy ray cyrus

Finally, in 2019, we see an out gay man nominated for a Country Music Award. The nomination is for Old Town Road by Lil Nas X and featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. After a record 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart Old Town Road received a nomination for Musical Event of the Year. Scroll …

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randy rainbow cheeto christ stupid-czar

Randy Rainbow, the internet’s favourite musical satirist, this week released Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar. The song magnificently parodies Donald Trump’s self-aggrandisement. The American president recently referred to himself as the ‘King of Israel’ and ‘the chosen one’. Scroll down for vid Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar finds inspiration in a medley of three songs from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s …

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Jaq Grantford ken tootsie atherton kennedy prize

Victorian artist Jaq Grantford this week took out South Australia’s Kennedy Prize for her painting Tootsie, Just an Old Drag Queen. The portrait is of 84-year-old drag queen Ken ‘Tootsie’ Atherton. Tootsie died shortly after the completion of the portrait in September last year. The artist told the ABC Tootsie had a tough life. His …

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australian christian lobby religious discrimination bill shelley argent israel folau

Martyn Iles from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) complained yesterday that the draft religious discrimination bill does not go far enough. Meanwhile Shelley Argent, national spokesperson for PFLAG says the bill “tells our children they are inferior.” Iles wrote that the draft allowed the “crazy situation” where Rugby Australia could still sack Israel Folau. “While …

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a very naughty christmas lyle shelton brisbane powerhouse

Lyle Shelton boosted interest in A Very Naughty Christmas at Brisbane Powerhouse when he shared a video promoting the production. Shelton, former leader of both the Australian Christian Lobby and the NO campaign against marriage equality, expressed his disappointment that “ratepayers are subsidising this on the watch of a conservative council administration.” Scroll down for …

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