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Same-Sex Marriage support Marriage Equality

ABS Confirms Paperless Voting Option For Marriage Postal Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has confirmed it will provide a paperless option for specific groups of people to vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. This will include Australians who are “overseas or who cannot reasonably receive their material via post”. The ABS said in a statement that the paperless option would also extend …

Broken Heel Festival

Get Lip Syncing At The Broken Heel Festival’s Drag Contest

Drag kings and drag queens from across Australia are set to compete in a series of gruelling challenges during the outback Broken Heel Festival’s “So You Think You Can Drag” competition. Hosted by 2016’s Queen Of Broken Heel Shelita Buffet and Christina Knees-Up, the event will put the group of performers through their paces as …

Postal Vote PSA

WATCH: Ian Thorpe Races His Boyfriend In The Pool In Postal Vote PSA

Ian Thorpe and his boyfriend Ryan Channing are hoping to get as many Australians enrolled to vote in favour of same-sex marriage as possible. In a cute PSA created by Australian Marriage Equality, Thorpie reminds everyone that they can update their details faster than speedo-clad Ryan can swim two lengths of the pool. “Every Australian …

Sunshine Coast Pride Network

Sunshine Coast To Hold Queensland’s First Ever ‘Rainbow Formal’

The Sunshine Coast Pride Network is planning to hold Queensland’s very first Rainbow Formal for LGBTIQ students and their friends in October. Sunshine Coast Pride Network co-chair Fiona Anderson, who is organising the event, said the group were inspired by the success of inaugural Fancy Formal in Byron Bay last year, and the ongoing popularity …

HIV Treatment

Can’t Afford Your HIV Treatment? Here Are Your Options

Queensland Positive People (QPP) and HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ) have announced the continuation of the Queensland HIV Emergency Treatment Fund. The fund was established to provide emergency funding for HIV-related treatment and services to people living with HIV in Queensland, who are experiencing financial hardship and have exhausted all other avenues of support, and it’s …

drag mailbox

These Aussies Gave Their Mailboxes A Drag Makeover For Marriage Equality

A new Facebook page is encouraging Australians to get creative with their mailboxes to show their support during the same-sex marriage postal vote campaign. The organisers of the Drag Mailbox Facebook page have posted photos of some of the mailboxes they’ve dressed up in rainbow colours and covered with words like “Yes” and “Equality”. The …

PrEP

Decision On Federal Subsidy Of HIV Medication PrEP Postponed

Decision-makers have deferred an approval for HIV prevention medication PrEP to be subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, prompting “frustrated” advocates to call for talks to be fast-tracked. PrEP, short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and also known by its brand name Truvada, is a once-daily pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of …

Same-Sex Marriage support Marriage Equality

Ad Watchdog ‘Unlikely’ To Consider Same-Sex Marriage Ad Complaints

Australia’s advertising watchdog has said it will “most likely” not consider complaints about advertisements related to the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey. The Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) wrote on its blog: “It is likely that most advertisements discussing or advocating the respective ‘yes’ or ‘no’ cases or participation or otherwise in the survey will be …

Marriage Survey Envelope glitter scientists

Don’t Put Glitter In Your Marriage Survey Envelope, ABS Warns

If you put glitter in your envelope responding to the same-sex marriage postal survey you risk invalidating your vote, officials from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have warned. Some marriage equality supporters on social media have encouraged voters to tick “yes” during next month’s postal survey on the issue and include glitter in the envelope. …

HIV stigma

WATCH: Former Footy Player Matt Hall Speaks Out Against HIV Stigma

Queensland Positive People has launched a new series of short films calling on people to unite against HIV stigma. In the four films, Australians living with HIV share their stories of stigma, vulnerability and resilience, to shine a light on how the virus is often perceived and to call on the community to tackle that …

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