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australian soccer player andy brennan

Australian soccer player Andy Brennan says he has received an “amazing” amount of support since coming out in May. The 26-year-old former Newcastle Jets A-League player revealed his big news on Instagram in May. Now Brennan has shared the overwhelmingly positive reaction in the months since. “I haven’t had one negative comment. That was something …

Just a Mum Shelley Argent Leanne Edmistone Marriage Equality

Of course, a book about Shelley Argent is going to address the Marriage Equality debate. However, Just a Mum co-authored with Leanne Edmistone documents not only the battle but also what brought Shelley to it. Shelley Argent always wanted a family. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she dreamed of a loving family of her …

lgbtiq rainbow undershirt business outfit workplace

A toxic workplace culture is bad for all employees, but can be a particular burden on LGBTIQ employees, already stigmatised by their sexuality or identity, writes RJ Miles. I wish workplace mental health initiatives were more about helping people to understand the psychology of burnout and less about getting people to do yoga. The benefits …

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen has shared that his greatest regret in life was not coming out to his parents. McKellen was recently a guest on podcast David Tennant Does A Podcast With, and opened up about how he wished he could have told his parents – Denis and Margery – that he was gay before they …

Japan LGBT

More people in Japan are coming out as LGBT than ever before, according to a recent study. An online survey of 60,000 people aged between 20 and 59 conducted by advertising agency, Dentsu shows that at least 1 in 11 people or 8.9% now identify as LGBT. In comparison, the same survey in 2012 showed …

A Sydney high school student has come out as gay to a standing ovation from classmates and teachers at an assembly at his Catholic school. Then-17-year-old Finn Stannard chose to share his journey to accepting his sexuality with more than 1,500 people at Sydney school St. Ignatius’ College earlier this year, and his moving speech …

LGBTIQ, workplace

There are legal provisions protecting LGBTIQ people from discrimination, harassment and vilification in the workplace. But despite this, research suggests that almost 40 per cent of LGBTIQ Australian workers don’t share their LGBTIQ identity with their colleagues at work. So for those who have not yet come out, here some thoughts and strategies for taking …

Challenges Of Coming Out Later

The challenges older men face coming out as gay is the focus behind new research in New Zealand. Gay Men Coming Out Later in Life, a thesis written by Auckland University of Technology Professor Quentin Allan, gives a unique insight into the lived experiences of Kiwi men who, having spent most of their lives in …

Entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins' son, model and socialite Christian Wilkins

Model and socialite Christian Wilkins has opened up about why he never felt the need to come out to his father, Channel 9 entertainment presenter Richard Wilkins. Christian told News.com.au that he was “never in” the closet and disagrees with the pressure on people to reveal their sexuality. “I have never said to either of …

councillor Christine Forster

Sydney councillor Christine Forster has given her advice on how to come out as gay to your work colleagues. Speaking on the Thinkergirls podcast, Forster explained to a listener who had started at a new job how to come out as gay to his colleagues. Caller Jason explained he works as an industrial painter and …

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