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Broadway Chapel

Getting married but don’t even know where to start planning your perfect wedding? Brisbane’s Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba is owned and run by local couple James and Nick (pictured), and they’re thrilled to welcome the first same-sex couples to the heritage-listed venue. They’re offering prospective couples the chance to sign up for Same-Sex Marriage Boot …

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Centrelink has apologised after a Brisbane mother received an automated message refusing to recognise her same-sex marriage earlier this week. Lorraine Pacey told Fairfax Media she was attempting to apply for a childcare rebate and change her marital status through the Centrelink website, but was refused on the basis that her marriage was not legally …

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Brisbane Hustlers

Local gay rugby team the Brisbane Hustlers are holding their 2018 Open Day this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, January 13 in New Farm Park in Brisbane from 3:00pm. If you’ve thought about playing Rugby Union but weren’t sure where to begin, the team says the Open Day is the perfect event …

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Broadway Chapel

Brisbane couple James and Nick can’t wait to welcome the first same-sex couples to their wedding chapel.

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Two local legends have been honoured for more than 30 years of tireless activism for the transgender community at the 2017 Trans Awards in Brisbane on Sunday. Gina Mather and Krissy Johnson from the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) were given the inaugural Community Achievement Award at the night of nights for Brisbane’s trans …

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A memorial service to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held in Brisbane on Monday night. The day is recognised around the world every November 20 to honour the memory of those whose lives were lost to transphobic violence. In Brisbane, all trans and gender diverse people, family, friends and allies are invited …

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Few would argue with Trevor Evans’ notion that the resounding ‘Yes’ vote for marriage equality is a “national watershed moment”. As with the entire LGBT community, Evans (pictured), Queensland’s first openly gay Member of Parliament, wants a special Christmas present this year. “This is national watershed moment,” he told Fairfax Media, applauding the 80 per …

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Steady rain wasn’t enough to deter around 300 marriage equality supporters from marching through Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson told the crowd gathered at Queen’s Park that the group had seen support for marriage equality all over the state. “We heard from a young gay man in Bundaberg who works as …

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Brisbane pride dykes on bikes same-sex marriage

Indigenous LGBTI leaders led this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival march, kicked off as always by the Dykes on Bikes. The event saw Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley filled with rainbows on Saturday. Marchers focussed on the issue of the current same-sex marriage postal survey. Before the event, some 10,000 LGBTI community members and supporters heard …

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Brisbane will be lit up in rainbows for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. IDAHOT is a day recognised around the world to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced around the world and events are held to send messages of acceptance and inclusion to queer people. This year’s IDAHOT theme …

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