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LGBTI Mental Health

Queensland Health has granted four non-government organisations a slice of $338,000 in funding to protect the mental health of LGBTI community members during the upcoming Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Minister for Health Cameron Dick said the funding would provide assistance in managing any increase in demand for services. The one-off funding has been allocated …

same-sex marriage postal survey

The first TV advertisement promoting a “no” vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey has been criticised as “deliberately misleading”. The ad, produced by the Coalition for Marriage and authorised by Marriage Alliance spokeswoman Sophie York, was released online and aired on TV on Tuesday evening. The ad attempts to conflate the legalisation of …

Marriage Equality

Political conservatives who support same-sex marriage have launched a campaign urging voters to say ‘yes’ in next month’s postal survey on the issue. The campaign features messages from senior Liberals and Nationals including federal ministers Christopher Pyne and Kelly O’Dwyer, as well as Queenslanders Trevor Evans and Sue Boyce. Pyne said: “I’ll be campaigning for …

Same-Sex Marriage support Marriage Equality

Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed the Australian Electoral Commission’s announcement that there are more Australians on the electoral roll than ever before ahead of next month’s marriage postal survey. More than 16 million Australians are enrolled and eligible to participate in next month’s marriage postal survey, the largest electoral roll since Federation, the Australian Electoral …

marriage equality

A church in Melbourne has backed marriage equality and said that it wants to be the first church in the country to marry a same-sex couple. St Michael’s Uniting Church posted photos to its Facebook of a large rainbow sign they’ve put outside reading “MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES”. The church’s executive minister Reverend Ric Holland (pictured) …

Wear It Purple Day

Everyone is encouraged to incorporate purple into their dress this Friday, August 25, for the seventh annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day. Since 2010, the Wear It Purple movement has shown solidarity with LGBTI young people by standing against bullying and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality at school, university and in the workplace. On …

Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski has shared a heartbreaking story of inequality as she urged Australians to enrol to vote in the same-sex marriage survey before the August 24 deadline. Five years after she came out on Channel Ten’s The Project, Szubanski returned to the show to give a powerful speech about the effects Australia’s delay to legislate …

Same-Sex Marriage support Marriage Equality

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

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

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 …

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