Georgie Stone

Trans youth advocate Georgie Stone has signed on for a guest role on long-running TV soap Neighbours as a transgender character. The 18-year-old told the Daily Telegraph she scored the gig after pitching herself for the role to executive producer Jason Herbison last year. She said she was thrilled to receive a reply back from …

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sydney man steve spencer

A Sydney man has become the second gay Australian to contract HIV while taking prevention medication PrEP. Steve Spencer returned a positive diagnosis in December during one of his regular sexual health tests, a requirement for people taking the pre-exposure prophylaxis pills. “It was a surprise and a shock,” the 27-year-old told ABC News. “I …

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call me by your name movie oliver and elio

Author of acclaimed queer romance Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman, has announced a follow-up to his original 2007 novel will be published in October. Titled Find Me, American publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux said the novel will not only explore the future of the two protagonists but also Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, …

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Timothy Ruge Grindr blackmail

A Melbourne man has avoided jail time after he blackmailed and extorted money from an engaged Grindr user he threatened to “out” to his fiancee. On Friday, Timothy Ruge was ordered to serve a 24-month community corrections order and complete 220 hours of unpaid community work by a Victorian County Court judge, 9 News reported. …

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Gay conversion therapy survivor Chris Csabs wants his appearance on upcoming SBS documentary Christians Like Us to spark conversation. The new two-part “social experiment” sees ten Australian Christians with vastly different beliefs live under the same roof for a week to confront controversial topics ranging from clerical sexual abuse and abortion to conversion therapy and …

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Samira wiley in netflix series love death and robots

Netflix has denied a claim that its algorithms have tailored the episode order of a new series to users based on their perceived sexual orientation. Love, Death & Robots is a new anthology series recently released on the platform, which tells a variety of non-linear science fiction stories. Lukas Thomas from tech not-for-profit Out in …

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actor andrew rannells

Out Broadway actor Andrew Rannells has revealed in his memoir that he was sexual assaulted as a teen by a Catholic priest during confession. In an excerpt from the Girls and Book of Mormon star’s memoir Too Much Is Not Enough, published by Vulture, he details his experiences as an altar boy at his Jesuit …

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TV chef Kylie Kwong and wife Nell

Australian TV chef and cookbook author Kylie Kwong has announced that she and partner Nell got married last weekend. “Introducing you all to my beautiful, extraordinary, courageous, inspiring life-partner, Nell!” Kwong tweeted on Wednesday. “We got married on Sunday and we are SOOOOOOO HAPPY!” Australian media personalities congratulated the happy couple after Kwong posted a …

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Transforming Tasmania

A group named the Tasmanian Coalition for Kids fighting the progression of legislation to benefit Tasmania’s transgender and gender diverse community has been accused of fearmongering ahead of this week’s Upper House debate on the laws. The Tasmanian Coalition for Kids is made up of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart, the Catholic Women’s League, members …

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us strongman rob kearney

Openly gay pro strongman Rob Kearney and his new husband Joey Aleixo have married in Melbourne, a day after Kearney won first prize at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sports festival. Kearney and Aleixo tied the knot beside Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne on Sunday, after Kearney’s win the previous day at the Arnold Australia Pro Strongman festival. …

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