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northern ireland lesbian couple wedding

A lesbian Belfast couple have made history as they became the first pair to have a legal same-sex wedding in Northern Ireland. Robyn Peoples, 26 and Sharni Edwards, 27 initially booked a civil partnership to take place on the same day. But since Northern Ireland introduced same-sex marriage in October, the two will be able …

sarah midgley shirleene robinson

The recent 2020 Honours List saw Dr. Sarah Midgley awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the LGBTIQ communities. QNews caught up with this amazing Australian last week. With one parent a chemistry teacher and the other a geologist, Sarah Midgley developed a love of science from an early age. Her …

no deals on discrimination lgbtiq community campaign rodney croome

Rodney Croome says there must be no deals on discrimination. The movement to roll back discrimination protections is a serious threat we must stand up to. Therefore the LGBTIQ community and its representatives must not make unnecessary compromises.  It must be blocked outright. The LGBTIQ community campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill is working. As …

Rodney Croome

The University of Tasmania yesterday created veteran LGBTIQ activist Rodney Croome an honorary doctor of letters. Rodney noted with gratitude the support of his partner Raf, his mother, and his late father. He also spoke of the “many courageous and kind people I work with to advance equality.” 1988 Salamanca Markets Rodney Croome first came …

Alan Joyce

Qantas boss Alan Joyce yesterday married his partner of 20 years in a lavish ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) overlooking Sydney Harbour. Guests included Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove. Their wedding gift to Alan Joyce and husband Shane Lloyd was a framed picture of the former Governor-General signing the marriage equality bill …

maude boate wedding celebrant lismore

Maude Boate is one of the true originals of Australian drag. At the forefront of Aussie drag for 30 years, we know Mrs Boate as mentor, drag mother and Glambassador, but the good ship Maude recently set sail on an exciting new journey. Lismore’s Maude Boate, authorised marriage celebrant, is ready to crack the champagne …

religious freedom bill israel folau australian christian lobby

A Guardian Essential poll reveals only 38% of Australians support a religious freedoms bill as currently proposed by right wing elements of the federal government. Since the federal election and the Israel Folau controversy, politicians and the Australian Christian Lobby launched petitions for federal action. 64% of people surveyed in the poll agreed with the …

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 …

My Little Pony lyle shelton

Lyle Shelton, failed senate candidate for the Australian Conservatives in the recent federal election,  has lashed out on social media against My Little Pony, over two new characters in the popular cartoon. Scootaloo introduces her lesbian aunts in an upcoming episode entitled The Last Crusade. Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are the first-ever same-sex couple …

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019 jamie gardiner anna brown ivan hinton-teoh

The 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list sees awards for a number of prominent campaigners during the marriage equality survey. They include long-time LGBTIQ advocate Jamie Gardiner, co-founder of just.equal Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Equality Australia chief executive Anna Brown. Jamie Gardiner The awards give well deserved recognition to long-time human rights activist Jamie Gardiner for service …

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