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As debate rages over the rights or wrongs of a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, it’s perhaps a good time to reflect. It now seems incomprehensible that it was 1975 when South Australia became the first state to decriminalise homosexuality – it took another 22 years (1997) before Tasmania became the last state to follow suit. …

Rainbow Families Photo

Rainbow families from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory will travel to Canberra next month to discuss marriage equality with MPs at Parliament House and to push for the government to abandon its proposed plebiscite on the issue. The Rainbow Families group is seeking a small number of families from across …

Pride Game Rainbow Flag Waving

The AFL held it’s first ever Pride Game in Melbourne on Saturday night. The game, believed to be a world-first in professional sport, was a joint initiative between the AFL and the match’s two teams, the Sydney Swans and St Kilda Saints. Both who wore rainbow-coloured socks and rainbow-coloured guernseys. For the first time, the …

AFL Pride Game Nicky and Tynan Wynmar

In 1993, Australian football legend Nicky Winmar famously stood up to racism on the field in Australian sport. Now, ahead of this weekend’s historic AFL Pride Game, the Indigenous former St Kilda Saints player is standing up to homophobia too. In a new video introduced by lesbian comedian Magda Szubanski, Nicky (pictured, left) shares how …

Daniel Andrews Apologises For Gay Sex Convictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has written a powerful letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging him to scrap the planned marriage equality plebiscite. On Sunday Attorney-General George Brandis told the ABC he would take plans for the plebiscite – a public vote – to the federal cabinet within weeks. He said it was the “only …

The AFL has announced its first ever Pride Game to support the LGBTI community, believed to be a world first for a professional sporting competition. St Kilda’s Saints will wear shirts with rainbow-patterned numbers and the Swans will wear rainbow socks to show their support for the LGBTI community during the round 21 clash next …

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