104-year-old grandfather Alex has a very simple reason for voting ‘Yes’ to gay marriage – he wants his grandson, Paul, to be happy. As voting draws to a close, Australian Marriage Equality has released a heart-warming video in which Alex explains why the law should be changed. Alex was married to his wife, Betty, for …

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Former Biggest Loser star Fiona Falkiner is on to a winner. Falkiner, 34, told Cosmopolitan magazine she is in a lesbian relationship with Lara Creber, a personal trainer and director of a Sydney fitness company. But Falkiner said she was “shocked” and “disappointed” to find pictures of herself in a glossy magazine. “I felt shocked …

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A federal judge in Washington has blocked US President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the US military. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has filed an injunction blocking the order, ruling that a lawsuit brought by five active soldiers with more than 60 combined years of service was likely to win. The service …

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The career of England cricket team vice-captain Ben Stokes might quite literally rise from the Ashes. Two gay men have come forward and claimed the all-rounder was defending them from homophobic abuse when he was arrested following an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub. Kai Barry, 26, and Billy O’Connell, 20, told London’s Sun newspaper Stokes …

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has “listened carefully” to criticisms and reversed its decision to appoint Zimbabwe tyrant Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador. The WHO had named Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador following a proposal from director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who praised Zimbabwe for its commitments to public health. Dr Ghebreyesus had …

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Beauty queen Esma Voloder can make a world of difference. The reigning Miss World Australia has voiced her support for marriage equality, saying she believes being Australian means respecting and accepting everyone. “I think it is Australian culture to have acceptance and these are the things we should continue to focus on and continue to …

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A tiny island has just made a huge decision – to legalise same-sex marriage. The change in law on the Channel Island of Alderney was voted through at a States meeting this week. There are approximately 2000 people who live on the island, which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. …

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Men’s magazine Playboy has broken new ground with a nude transgender centrefold in its November issue. Ines Rau, a French fashion model who was featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy, is the first transgender model to appear as a centrefold in the magazine’s 64-year history. Rau hopes it will pave the way for …

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A network to help aged health care providers meet the needs of older LGBTI community members will be launched on the Sunshine Coast next week. The LGBTI Community Ageing Network (LGBTI CAN) will officially be launched at the Maroochydore Day Respite Centre on Wednesday, 18th October. LGBTI CAN is a collaboration between aged care and …

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Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter Etta Ng has declared her love for social media influencer Andi Autumn. Etta, 17, posted a photo on Instagram in front of a rainbow flag, with the simple caption, “#lgbtqai #lgbt #lesbian #androgynous.” After breaking the news, Etta, who lives in Hong Kong, admitted she was ‘speechless’ at how much support …

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