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Long-standing New South Wales homophobe Reverend Fred Nile will retire from state politics this year, with Lyle Shelton likely to take over leadership of Nile’s Christian Democratic Party. The 86-year-old announced he would retire in November after four decades in politics. He was first elected in 1981 after founding the party. Nile backed Lyle Shelton, …

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Australian DJ Tigerlily and other local talents are joining Jack Vidgen and Sheldon Riley on the lineup of the Out ‘n’ Proud festival, launching on the Sunshine Coast. The brand new festival will take over Caloundra’s Kings Beach, 90 minutes north of Brisbane, on June 19, 2021. “I’m super excited to be coming up to …

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The wait is almost over for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under to hit TV screens, with the series premiering in just a few weeks time. Streaming service Stan announced on Thursday that the new eight-episode series will sashay onto Australian screens on Saturday, May 1. The Australian and New Zealand spinoff of the show filmed …

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Two actors on Neighbours have come forward with allegations of racism and homophobia behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap. Aboriginal actor Shareena Clanton took to Instagram to detailed allegations of “overt and covert racism” on the Channel 10 series. In Clanton’s Instagram post, she claimed the n-word was said openly twice, to laughter. She also witnessed a …

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A gay couple have shared their incredible story of becoming first-time dads after finding an abandoned baby at a New York subway station 20 years ago. Danny Stewart was commuting to meet partner Pete Mercurio in August 2000 when he spotted what he thought was a baby doll in a corner of the station. Walking …

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Arkansas has become the first US state to legislate a ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender children under the age of 18. The laws, passed this week, prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming hormone treatment and puberty blockers to anyone under 18 years old. The bill also outlaws gender affirmation surgery for children, which doctors don’t currently …

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Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’landys has said the Australian Christian Lobby are “wasting their money” with a campaign for an Israel Folau comeback. This week, the ACL launched a campaign to support of Folau’s return to the NRL, with a petition, full-page Daily Telegraph ads and hashtag #lethimplay. The group also wants supporters …

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Australian tennis champ Sam Stosur has shared the backstory behind her late-night decision to go public with her relationship with long-time partner Liz Astling in 2019. Stosur (above right) spoke with journalist Neroli Meadows on sports podcast Ordineroli Speaking about coming out after the 2019 Newcombe Medal tennis awards. That night, Stosur acknowledged Liz in …

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Actress Ruby Rose has recalled a brutal homophobic attack by her schoolmates that left her hospitalised as a young teenager. Ruby shared with the Guardian the physical and verbal bullying she suffered at school after coming out at a young age. At the time, Rose was living with her single mum Katia in Australia. She …

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Kate Winslet said she sadly knows of gay actors in Hollywood hiding their sexuality out of fear they won’t get cast in straight roles. The actress revealed she knows at least four actors who are fearful of coming out in part due to persistent stigma in the film industry. “I cannot tell you the number …

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