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Local Council Will Fly A Rainbow Flag Until We Get Marriage Equality

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Peter Dutton Aussie CEOs Marriage Equality

Government minister Peter Dutton’s electorate supports a free parliamentary vote on marriage equality, according to a new poll released by activist group GetUp. Dutton supports holding a voluntary postal vote on the issue to keep the government’s election promise to hold a national plebiscite. “A postal plebiscite delivers the same policy intent as a plebiscite …

Pride Game

The Sydney Swans beat the St Kilda Saints 101 to 59 during the AFL’s second annual Pride Game at the SCG on Saturday night. More than 30,000 people packed the venue to see the 50 metre line painted in rainbow, goal umpires waving rainbow flags and players from both teams wearing rainbow socks and guernseys …

The Noosa Shire Council

The Noosa Shire Council has voted to back a motion supporting marriage equality. Councillors voted to support a motion calling on “the Federal Parliament to treat with dignity and respect all member of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same-sex couples.” Local …

Peter Dutton Aussie CEOs Marriage Equality

Queensland Liberal MP and longtime marriage equality advocate Warren Entsch has shot down Peter Dutton’s renewed push for a voluntary postal vote on marriage equality. Dutton told Sky News on Sunday that a postal vote would be “the next best option” to replace the failed marriage equality plebiscite and if a majority of Australians voted …

Pride Game

The AFL’s groundbreaking Pride Game last year had a positive impact on both LGBTI and non-LGBTI football fans, according to research released ahead of the second pride-themed match this weekend. Last year’s Pride Game, believed to be a world first, saw AFL players wear guernseys or socks featuring rainbow colours as goal umpires waved rainbow …

ice hockey

The Melbourne Mustangs ice hockey team will don rainbow jerseys this Saturday in Australia’s first ever ice hockey Pride Matches to fight homophobia in sport. Six national ice hockey teams will take part in Pride Matches on the day, at three venues around the country: the Mustangs will challenge the Newcastle Northstars, the Sydney Bears …

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A fresh push by the Queensland LNP for a voluntary postal vote on federal marriage equality has been slammed as “deeply flawed”. The Australian reported the Queensland branch of the Liberal National Party passed a motion on Friday at their state convention that called on the federal coalition government to conduct a non-compulsory postal ballot …

Rainbow fertility Same-Sex Parenting

LGBTI parents-to-be have been invited to attend a free information night in Spring Hill in Brisbane next week. Two experts on same-sex parenting will address the forum at the Watkins Medical Centre in Spring Hill to give prospective parents insight into their journey ahead to parenthood and give them valuable advice on some of the …

Malta Legalises Marriage Equality

The European country of Malta has voted to legalise marriage equality in its parliament. The country’s marriage laws will be changed to replace words such as “husband” and “wife” with the gender-neutral “spouse,” and the terms “mother” and “father” were also made gender-neutral, the BBC reported. Only one of 67 parliamentarians in the staunchly Catholic …

Brisbane Story bridge lit up in rainbow lights

The Queensland Government has put out a call for nominations for the state’s LGBTI Roundtable for 2017. The Roundtable will comprise ten representatives from around the state who will discuss issues impacting on Queensland’s LGBTI community and provide feedback on government policies, strategies and programs, Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said. She encouraged nominations from diverse …

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