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Matthew Mitcham has announced he has gotten engaged to his partner Luke Rutherford. The Olympic gold medalist announced the happy news on his Instagram after Luke proposed over the weekend. “He got down on both knees, I said yes, and now we’re engaged,” Mitcham wrote, showing off his engagement ring. Luke added on his own …

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Liberal senator Eric Abetz wants an investigation into Rugby Australia’s sacking of Israel Folau as Coalition MPs push for “religious freedom” laws. Rugby Australia terminated Folau’s $4 million contract last month after an Instagram post claiming “hell awaits” gay people. Abetz asked the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Human Rights Commission to investigate the decision …

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Elton John has hit out at Russia’s censorship of the new biopic Rocketman’s queer content. The “epic musical fantasy” film explores Elton John’s early years, including Elton’s relationship with first manager John Reid. But Russian journalists said the local distributor had removed around five minutes of the film. As well as scenes of drug use …

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Jack the Landscaper from Brisbane city landscapes talks to Pride Business Network  Jack Blair-Swannell grew up in Brisbane around beautiful gardens. He saw the joy they brought to people’s lives, and it fed his own passion for landscaping. As an adult, he studied landscaping and construction and became Jack the Landscaper. He brings both those skills …

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Gold Coast champion ironwoman Hayley Bateup has married her longtime partner April at a surprise wedding ceremony. Hayley told the Gold Coast Bulletin she kept the wedding plans a secret from April. Instead, she told her they were attending her “40ish” birthday party and both wore suits. The couple have been engaged for seven years. …

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Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, pioneering LGBTIQ activists and key players in the Stonewall uprising, will be immortalised in a New York City monument. This year the US is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the riots at the legendary Stonewall Inn, a watershed moment for queer liberation. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will …

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The Voice Australia star Jack Vidgen shared the moment he came out as gay to his family speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show The singer won TV series Australia’s Got Talent in 2011, aged just 14. And this Sunday, Jack will make a TV comeback with a blind audition for the coaches on …

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Some Coalition MPs have said they will push for stronger “religious freedom” laws after the party’s election result this month, alarming LGBTIQ advocates. Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce told Nine newspapers he wants religious beliefs to be exempt from employment contracts. The laws would protect anti-gay views including rugby player Israel Folau’s comments that led …

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South African athlete Caster Semenya has filed an appeal challenging rules requiring her to medically lower her natural testosterone to compete. The two-time Olympic 800 metres champion is hyperandrogenous, which means she has naturally elevated testosterone levels in her body. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) introduced the rules requiring women competing in women’s …

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A Hong Kong government lawyer has told the country’s top court marriage would “no longer be special” if same-sex marriage is legalised. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriages earlier this month. More than 300 couples tied the knot in jubilant scenes in the country last Friday. Meanwhile, a Hong Kong …

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