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Rugby club Brisbane Hustlers will be chasing hometown glory as they host the Purchas Cup at Ballymore this weekend. The Purchas Cup begins tonight (September 13) and will feature 180 players from eight teams and up to 1,000 spectators, the biggest tournament in the Cup’s 15-year history. Five clubs – the Brisbane Hustlers, Sydney Convicts, …

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Two gay Anglican priests who married this week won’t have their union officially blessed in a Victorian church following a legal challenge. Priests John Davis and Rob Whalley (pictured above) married in a civil ceremony on Tuesday. Wangaratta Anglican Bishop John Parkes previously announced he planned to bless the couple’s relationship in his regional church. …

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Marriage equality campaigners have confirmed the first same-sex marriages will take place in Northern Ireland on Valentine’s Day. The long-awaited legalisation of same-sex marriages in the region is finally set to come into effect on January 13. Couples then must wait the standard 28 day waiting period after submitting their notice of intention to marry. …

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Equality Australia has warned the Morrison government’s controversial religious discrimination bill could negatively impact on LGBTIQ people’s access to healthcare. The religion bill could see LGBTIQ+ patients refused healthcare by practitioners who “conscientiously object” to their sexual orientation or gender identity on religious grounds. Equality Australia’s Anna Brown told the Sydney Morning Herald the religious …

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Tasmanian transgender woman Martine Delaney has become the first to receive a birth certificate affirming her true gender under the state’s historic gender reforms. The new laws passed the state’s parliament in April and came into effect on Friday. They allow trans and gender diverse Tasmanians to amend sex markers on birth certificates without surgery …

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An Uber driver has been blocked from using the app after she kicked a lesbian couple out of her car. US woman Kristin Michele said she and her girlfriend, Jenn Mangan, were on their way to a concert in New Jersey when the incident occurred. Michele said about four minutes into the drive, she leaned …

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Right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos has moaned that he “can’t put food on the table” with his “microscopic” following after being banned from Twitter and Facebook. Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from both mainstream social media sites for violating hate speech rules. Now relegated to fringe social media platforms like Gab and Telegram, Yiannopoulos has said he’s …

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Independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has expressed concerns about the government’s draft religious discrimination bill. Lambie told ABC News she doesn’t see a case for the controversial bill “at this point in time”. The independent senator told the ABC she would “have a look” at the legislation. But she said Tasmanians “seem to be satisfied” …

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The National LGBTI Health Alliance has said more must be done to address suicide rates in the Australian LGBTI community. Speaking on World Suicide Prevention Day today, the Alliance’s executive director Nicky Bath said suicide was “a universal challenge” and is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally. The Australian Bureau of Statistics …

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A court has blocked Brazilian mayor Marcelo Crivella from censoring a comic book showing two gay Avengers characters kissing. The 2010 Marvel comic, titled Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, follows superhero Wiccan, who is in a same-sex relationship with Hulkling. The pair (pictured above) share a kiss in the comic. The furore began when conservative Rio …

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