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Australian gay country singer Michael Waugh stands in a tan jacket with a country landscape behind him.

Meet Australia’s gay country music star: Michael Waugh

We chat with Australia’s gay country music singer Michael Waugh about his music, coming out and finding love.  There are a few stereotypes that surround country music. Redneck songs about trucks, whiskey and crying into your beer.  However, there’s a lot more to it under the surface which is not unlike Australian country music artist …

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Nat Bass hopes to shake it off at Debutante Ball

Natalie Bassingthwaighte talks in a new interview about the emotional impact of coming out. Nat Bass will perform at the Johnnie Walker Mardi Gras Debutante Ball at Kinselas in Sydney on February 22. Nat told Nick Bond at News that the Johnnie Walker Debutante Ball is for people just like her. “I have been to …

Gay ex-Socceroo Stephen Laybutt

Tributes after death of gay ex-Socceroo Stephen Laybutt

Gay ex-Socceroo Stephen Laybutt is being remembered as a “highly talented player and gentle and kind person” following his death at age 46. Stephen debuted in domestic soccer in 1995 and played for the national team between 2000 and 2004. He also played for Australia’s Olyroos at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 2008, Stephen’s …

Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Pip Loth

‘Stop’: Natalie Bassingthwaighte blasts trolls and tabloids

Natalie Bassingthwaighte has put out a message on Instagram after she and her new partner Pip went public this week. The Rogue Traders frontwoman shared in a recent interview that after her marriage to bandmate Cameron McGlinchey ended, she was now with a woman. Earlier this week, she confirmed that her new parter is Queenslander …

Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Pip Loth in an Instagram photo

Natalie Bassingthwaighte and new partner Pip go Insta-official

Natalie Bassingthwaighte and her new partner Pip Loth have gone Instagram-official. The Rogue Traders frontwoman first spoke about her new partner earlier this month. She said she was in a “beautiful” new relationship “with a woman who makes my heart smile and makes me happy.” She chose not to name her partner at the time. …

coming out

Coming Out mattered, matters and will always matter

Coming out is an important part of the queer journey, whether one’s personal coming out involves shouting from the rooftops or a quiet chat with loved ones. Queer people have been coming out for a very long time. The first organised public rituals we know of took place in the US in the late 1800s. …

rogue traders Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Natalie Bassingthwaighte comes out

Rogue Traders singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte has spoken about her beautiful new relationship with a woman “who makes my heart smile and makes me happy.” The singer spoke about her new relationship in an interview with the Something To Talk About podcast. The relationship began after she split from second husband and Rogue Traders bandmate Cameron …

Basketballer Isaac Humphries is a light green shirt is smiling broadly at the camera. coming out.

Basketballer Isaac Humphries on a year since coming out

Australian basketballer Isaac Humphries chats to QNews about his first year since coming out. The 16th of November 2022 was the most important day of Isaac Humphries’ life.  He had recently joined National Basketball League (NBL) team Melbourne United and they were having their regular training like it was just any other day. However, on …

Am I Gay? Quiz

Google searches for ‘Am I Gay?’ up 1,300% since 2004

As a young queer person, turning to Google to ask ‘Am I Gay?’ on the family computer was a millennial rite of passage and new research suggests it’s still going strong. According to a new study by the Cultural Currents Institute, Google searches for phrasing questioning sexuality and gender identity surged over 1300 per cent …

SBS World News presenter Anton Enus

Newsreader Anton Enus recalls moment he was outed in 1990s

SBS World News presenter Anton Enus has recalled the time he was outed by a fellow journalist earlier in his career. The newsreader has spent over 20 years working for SBS World News in Australia. In a new interview with the ABC, Anton recalled he was working as a presenter for South African national broadcaster …

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