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queensland foster carers

As a couple, Shannon Toner and Justin Smith wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our society. They became foster carers and have been caring for children in need for nearly three years, writes Destiny Rogers. “More than 9,000 children in Queensland are in need …

Tasmania Ben Jago discrimination case

A gay man is crowdfunding to take the Tasmanian Government to court over discrimination he experienced after the death of his partner. Ben Jago’s partner of five years, Nathan Lunson, died by suicide in January 2015, and at the time Jago was told by Tasmania Police and the coroner’s office that he would not be …

Sydney Gay Penguin Couple sphen magic baby sphengic gentoo

Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium has announced that a DNA test has revealed their gay penguin couple Sphen and Magic are foster dads to a baby girl. Last October, the penguin duo went viral when aquarium staff announced they were an item and had become inseparable ahead of breeding season. After the couple practiced with a …

Brisbane gay couple Barry Bird and Malcolm Chalmers didn’t think they ever wanted to get married. Barry told the story of marrying his partner last Thursday at QNews Magazine‘s community forum celebrating the first anniversary of the historic vote to allow marriage equality in Australia. After 19 years together, Barry said marriage “was never in …

Sydney Gay Penguin sphen and magic

Sydney’s gay penguin couple Sphen and Magic have welcomed their first foster baby, their aquarium has announced. Two weeks ago, gentoo penguin duo Sphen and Magic went viral when staff at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium announced they were an item and had become inseparable ahead of breeding season. After the couple practiced incubating with a …

Australia Sydney aquarium gay penguin couple

Staff at a Sydney aquarium have said their first same-sex penguin couple are “absolute naturals” at parenting as they raise a foster egg. Sphen and Magic — known as Sphengic — are two gentoo penguins at the Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney According to staff, the pair developed a strong bond and became inseparable ahead …

A US man has proposed as soon as his partner regained his hearing after having cochlear implants fitted. Louisiana man Kerry Kennedy and his now-fiancé Hayward Duresseau faced a brutal six month road to recovery after meningitis robbed Duresseau of his hearing. Hospitalised for three weeks, the man lost his sight, his hearing and he …

Gay couple get engaged at Christina Aguilera concert

Christina Aguilera has invited a gay couple on stage to get engaged at the first concert of her new tour. The singer, who is touring her latest album Liberation, performed the marriage-themed song called “Unless It’s With You”. The song includes the lyrics, “I don’t want to get married / Unless it’s with you” and …

lord ivar mountbatten gay royal wedding

The Queen’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, has become the first member of the extended royal family to have a same-sex wedding. Mountbatten (pictured, right) wed his partner James Coyle at an intimate ceremony in front of 60 people on Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Devon on Saturday, the Daily Mail reported. Lord Mountbatten, who is the …

bert and ernie gay

A former writer on children’s television favourite Sesame Street has cleared up years of speculation by claiming that the show’s iconic duo Bert and Ernie were written as a gay couple. Mark Saltzman, who joined the show in 1984, told Queerty the two iconic characters reflected his own relationship with his partner at the time, …

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