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commonwealth games


Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for Commonwealth nations to repeal “outdated” anti-gay laws and said the UK “deeply regrets” its legacy of discrimination against LGBTIQ people around the world. Homosexuality remains illegal in 36 of the 53 Commonwealth countries – including nine that have a maximum penalty of life imprisonment – because penal …

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Tom Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black has hit out at a Gold Coast supermarket he says wrongly accused him of shoplifting. The Oscar-winning screenwriter is in Australia to support his partner at the Commonwealth Games, and on Wednesday complained on Twitter that he’d been accused of stealing. “OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting …

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The organisers of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ Australian-first “Pride House” have announced the timetable of events over the next two weeks. Modelled after a traditional “hospitality house” common at international sporting events, the Pride House will be hosted by the Surfers Paradise venue Rise Bar and Club until the Games wrap up on April 15. …

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Courtney Act

A special free LGBTIQ-themed concert will form part of the 12-day arts and cultural program at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games next month. Hosted by Australian-born drag superstar Courtney Act (pictured, left), the Sparkle in the Sand event will welcome performers, athletes and speakers onto the Main Stage that will be set up on …

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The first Queensland couple has tied the knot on the first official day of marriage equality. Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation was passed exactly one month ago and while some couples were granted exemptions, today is the first official day of same-sex ceremonies. Queensland athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan timed their vows so they could …

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