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A teenager has told the touching story of how her mother finally embraced her daughter’s bisexuality after the pair watched the gay drama film Love, Simon together. The film stars Nick Robinson as Simon (pictured), a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the …

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Venezuelan Olympic diver Robert Páez has come out as gay in a moving essay. The 23-year-old represented his South American country at the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Writing for website Outsports, Páez said he hoped everybody would be able to find their “true self” and he’d known …

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Adam Rippon Human Rights

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has delivered a powerful speech about coming out and self-acceptance after receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award. In February, Rippon became the first openly gay athlete to compete for the United States at a Winter Olympics and helped his US team win a bronze medal in the team figure …

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Coming out as gay can be an emotional and often nerve-wracking experience for LGBTI people. When a gay guy in Mississippi came out to his mother recently, she didn’t want to react in a way that would hurt him. But without any LGBTI people to turn to for advice and guidance, she decided to call …

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Gay heartthrob Colton Haynes will be honoured with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award for being a role model to young LGBTIQ people. The award is given by the group to celebrities who use their high profiles to benefit the LGBTIQ community, and the Teen Wolf and Arrow actor will get the gong at the …

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Attorney General Yvette D'Ath

The Queensland government is under pressure to follow Victoria and the ACT’s lead on new laws removing legal barriers for transgender and intersex people who want to affirm their sex on their birth certificates. Earlier this month, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced legislation that will allow Victorian transgender or intersex people to be able to …

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