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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite

Kenyan HIgh Court, law reform

The Kenyan High Court today ruled that colonial-era laws criminalising same-sex relations are constitutional. Currently the laws allow for up to fourteen years jail for anal sex and five years for non-penetrative sex. The petitioners asked the court to declare the laws unconstitutional. In rejecting the petition, Justice Roselyne Aburili dismissed judgments in favour of …

university of the sunshine coast usc pride network

The University of the Sunshine Coast is offering a $1,500 bursary to a  LGBTIQ student to aid their studies. USC say the grant will recognise a student’s efforts contributing to an inclusive culture on campus. It will provide financial support to a LGBTIQ student and demonstrates a commitment to promoting greater campus understanding. The Sunshine …

taiwan gay couple same-sex marriage legalised weddings taipei

More than 100 same-sex couples in Taiwan are set to marry as the country’s same-sex marriage legislation comes into effect. Taiwan made history last week when it became the first Asian nation to legalise same-sex marriage. Local authorities said more than 150 same-sex couples were scheduled to register marriages in Taipei on Friday. The city …

pauline hanson one nation truck fire

Pauline Hanson from One Nation claimed earlier this week that a left-wing activist torched a vehicle plastered with her face. The activist who attacked the One Nation billboard truck then apparently fled into the night. However Tasmanian Fire Service investigators say a discarded cigarette probably caused the conflagration. Police said there is no evidence of …

susan cottrell mcc brisbane religion

When evangelical Christian mum Susan Cottrell’s daughter came out as gay, she faced a devastating choice between her LGBTIQ child or her non-affirming church. Despite gains made legally for LGBTIQ people, it is tragically common for them to still face family rejection, particularly in religious families. The Texas mum of five (pictured) became vice president …

LGBTI Equality Rodney Croome Coalition Government transgender rights

Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTI equality advocate. As a strategist in numerous campaigns for equality, Rodney says our community can still make change and meet threats under the re-elected coalition government. I won’t sugar coat the election result: Australia has the most socially and religious conservative government in a generation. Many leading Liberal moderates …

sunshine coast lloyd copper

Family and friends are mourning the death of Sunshine Coast LGBTIQ advocate Lloyd Copper last week. The University of the Sunshine Coast journalism student (pictured above left) is being remembered as a generous and passionate activist for LGBTIQ equality who always put others first. But Lloyd’s sister Mary said he was harshly bullied at school …

Bond actor, Grindr, Eric Michaels, chemsex

James Bond actor, Eric Michels, died after an injection of chemsex drug GHB administered by a fraudster who targeted men on Grindr. Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC told the Old Bailey court that 25-year-old Gerald Matovu used the Grindr app to target gay men for robbery. Matovu injected the actor with GHB then photographed his credit …

Pete Buttigieg Don Boys gay sex

In an obscene rant against Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for the US presidency, an Indiana Republican made up his own facts. Don Boys quoted unsourced statistics and tarred Buttigieg by association with niche sexual activity. Boys, a former Republican member of the Indiana House, wrote a blog post titled, Pete, …

sellma soul brisbane drag queen the voice australia

Brisbane drag queen Sellma Soul has appeared on The Voice Australia and impressed coach Boy George with her blind audition. The 25-year-old drag star performs full-time at the Beat Megaclub in Fortitude Valley. She appeared in the Channel 9 singing competition’s third round of blind auditions on Tuesday night. Sellma took to the stage to …

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