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Tasmanian Pride Festival Facebook Photo

Tasmania’s Upper House has passed a motion of support for marriage equality. Independent Tony Mulder put forward the motion calling on the state’s Legislative Council to give “its in-principle support to same-sex marriage” and it was passed on Tuesday 8 votes to 5. “It’s in the context of the [federal government’s planned] plebiscite that this …

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Pinnacle Foundation Instagram Photo

Disadvantaged LGBTIQ students can apply now for The Pinnacle Foundation’s 2017 academic scholarships. The scholarships allow high school and tertiary students to access up to $3000 per year to spend on study-related and well-being expenses such as computers, stationary, text books, uniforms and medication. The Pinnacle Foundation started in 2010 with the aim of helping …

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Census Intersex Option

Australians will be able to nominate a biological sex other than male or female for the first time in Tuesday’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census 2016. The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines respondents of the “other” sex category as “persons who have mixed or non-binary biological characteristics (if known), or a non-binary sex assigned …

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Ab Fab Movie Premiere Jennifer and Joanna WEB

The long-awaited Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie finally opens in Australian cinemas today. Creator and star Jennifer Saunders and co-star Joanna Lumley attended the film’s Sydney premiere on the weekend dressed as themselves, and Jennifer said dressing in character as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone wasn’t an option. “The drag queens are always much better versions …

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TV personality Sonia Kruger has questioned the Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation’s scholarships for LGBTI high school students. The ABCN is offering a $7000 grant to a year 10 student who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex “to spend on study resources and help alleviate financial hardship in their homes.” It’s …

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Play School Two Dads WEB

Aussie kid’s TV favourite Play School has featured another same-sex couple and their family in an adorable “Through The Windows” segment. The segment in last Thursday’s episode introduced Play School’s viewers to two girls, Azra and Wednesday, and their two dads as a part of the show’s “My Family, Your Family” series. Azra and Wednesday …

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Karl Stefanovic Apologises Tranny Jokes

The Today Show host Karl Stefanovic has apologised for a segment on Thursday morning in which he repeatedly used the word “tranny” while discussing a reporter’s mugging in Brazil. Reporter Christine Ahern said the pair were on a beach in Rio when they “came across a group of transvestites”, who tried to rob them. Karl …

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QLife Volunteers Award WEB

Volunteers at national LGBTI suicide prevention service QLife have been recognised with an award for their tireless work. Suicide Prevention Australia presented the service with the Community Development Award at their 13th Annual LiFE Awards Night at a dinner in Canberra on July 26. The award recognises an individual, group or organisation that has increased …

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Prince Harry Takes HIV Test WEB

An over-the-counter HIV test could soon be available in Australian pharmacies, allowing people to get a result within 15 minutes in the privacy of their homes. Fairfax Media reported that Australian company Atomo Diagnostics has created a finger-prick home HIV test with an accuracy rate of 99.8% that it wants to sell in pharmacies, clinics …

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Census Intersex Option

This year’s Census will offer Australians the option to identify their biological sex as neither male nor female but “other” for the first time. The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines respondents of the “other” sex category as “persons who have mixed or non-binary biological characteristics (if known), or a non-binary sex assigned at birth”. The …

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