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same-sex couples


Married At First Sight

The new season of reality show Married At First Sight won’t feature a same-sex wedding because of a lack of LGBTIQ applicants, Channel Nine has said. More than 10,000 desperate singles applied but only around 20 of them were LGBTIQ Australians, meaning producers struggled to find same-sex couples to be paired by the show’s trio …

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The United States has stopped issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of diplomats and staff of US-based international organizations, including the UN. The policy means unmarried partners of LGBTIQ staff at the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund must effectively now get married before December 31 or leave the country within …

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Same-sex lesbian couple hold hands in this stock photo

A new series of speed dating events catering to same-sex singles are being held in Brisbane next month. Venturous Speed Dating founder Valezka Ocando says she started the events to provide an avenue for singles to meet other like-minded people offline. She said the speed dating experience “allows you to get a feeling of what …

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Lesbian women becoming a parent Dr Andy Stamatiou

By Dr Andy Stamatiou Most women plan to have a child at some stage in their lives. For lesbian women, this is no different. Thankfully, science, through intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination), has allowed the process to be more accessible and safe. Donor sperm may be sourced from a known donor or an anonymous donor. This …

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lesbian Mother's Day

“Happy Mother’s Day!” Around this time of year, the shops are brightened with pink cards, soaps, and boxes of chocolate. It’s the day set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the motherhood journey and the unique sacrifices that parents make in the pursuit of greater things—the wellbeing of their children. I have always wanted children. Like …

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Music legend Bob Dylan has recorded a same-sex love song for a new compilation of “reimagined” versions of songs designed for same-sex couples’ weddings. On the new EP Universal Love, Dylan sings a new version of the 1929 song “She’s Funny That Way” with the pronouns switched to “He’s Funny That Way”. “If you look …

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Gay couple

Married gay male couples are the least likely to divorce, a new study has suggested. The study, which tracked 515 couples in the US state of Vermont over the course of 12 years, found two men who get married in the US have a better chance of making it than their counterparts in lesbian and …

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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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lesbian wedding cake

Twelve days after making history in Western Australia’s first same-sex wedding, Perth woman Lyn Hawkins has tragically lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Lyn met longtime partner Anne Sedgwick in 1979 and a year later the couple shared a commitment ceremony. Last month, Lyn and Anne applied for an exemption to waive the required one …

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Prison

The former governor of a New South Wales prison has raised concerns about same-sex attracted inmates wanting to marry cellmates while in custody after the legalisation of same-sex marriage. In an opinion piece for the Daily Telegraph, former Grafton Correctional Centre boss John Heffernan said the decision to allow same-sex couples to marry created a …

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