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Rugby star Israel Folau has sued Rugby Australia and the Waratahs for unfair dismissal. He is seeking a ten million dollar damages payout. Rugby Australia tore up Folau’s contract last month for his Instagram post declaring “hell awaits” gay people. Folau took his case to the Fair Work Commission on Thursday. His lawyers alleged Rugby …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announced their formal bid to bring the WorldPride festival to Sydney in 2023. WorldPride is a global LGBTIQ festival that is held every two years in different host cities around the world. If Mardi Gras is successful in its bid, it will be the first WorldPride held in the …

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Chris Evans has criticised the “homophobic” organisers of a “straight pride parade” in Boston. A group of three men made headlines for planning the parade to “fight for the right of straights everywhere.” The group also claim heterosexuals are an “oppressed majority” and they want an “S” for “straight” added to the LGBTIQ acronym. But …

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A group of men are reportedly organising a Straight Pride Parade in Boston to combat “heterophobia” and advocate for straight people, an alleged “oppressed majority”. Pride Month celebrations are underway in the US, with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising celebrated this year. But a group named Super Happy Fun America say they’re organising …

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A council has installed a rainbow crossing in the south Sydney suburb of Hurstville to celebrate Pride Month. Georges River Council installed the rainbow crossing in a central location on Forest Road in the suburb. Mayor Kevin Greene said the crossing was to celebrate and show support for the diverse community. “Pride Month is an …

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George Michael has snubbed his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz in his will and left the Australian no part of his multi-million dollar fortune, it’s been reported. Court documents revealed on May 30 that George had a fortune of £98 million ($AU178 million) when he died, The Sun reported. According to the will, George Michael’s sisters Yioda …

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South African athlete Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without testosterone-reducing medication after she was granted a temporary legal reprieve. The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is hyperandrogenous, which means she has naturally elevated testosterone levels in her body. Semenya has been challenging new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules that require her …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby announced she will bring her new stand-up show Douglas to QPAC in Brisbane next January. Douglas is named after the Tasmanian-born comic’s dog and premiered in Melbourne in March. The comedian is touring the show in the US until July. And on Tuesday, Gadsby announced two new more shows for Melbourne and …

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The New Zealand government will address a decades-long wait for gender-affirming surgeries with an extra NZ$3 million in funding. Previously, the government only funded two operations a year, with 163 people on the 50-year waiting list. The increase of $3 million over four years will allow 14 more people to get surgeries each year. “This …

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Brisbane Catholic schools’ use of gender-neutral descriptions of God during prayer has infuriated “religious freedom” campaigner Lyle Shelton. Shelton was responding to a Courier-Mail report that schools are replacing terms such as “Lord”, “Father”, and “Son” with terms like “Creator”, “Godself”, and “the Holy Spirit”. For instance, Stuartholme in Toowong has replaced the word “himself” …

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