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Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage




Malta is the latest country to embrace marriage equality, following in the footsteps of Germany, Taiwan and 22 other nations. Europe’s smallest country changed its laws so that marriage ceremonies will no longer pronounce ‘you are now husband and wife’, instead they will declare ‘you are now spouses’. Birth certificates will also now declare parents […]

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Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott

Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott




An Indonesian religious leader has called for a boycott of coffee purveyor Starbucks because the organisation supports LGBT rights. A group in neighbouring country Malaysia has responded to the call, and demanded that the Malaysian government also take action to stop the company operating. Anwar Abbas, the leader of Muhammadiyah, a group in Indonesia that […]

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Australians are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages

Australians are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages




A new study has revealed that Australian teenagers are watching pornography at increasingly younger ages, and LGBT+ teens are looking for porn earlier than their peers. The ABC has highlighted a new study from Dr Megan Lim at The Burnet Institute who has found that all young men in her study had seen pornography and […]

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Liberal members launch new Pride group to highlight LGBTI+ issues




Rainbow politics have shown deep divides with the Liberal party over the last week, but the growing number of people within the party calling for action on LGBTI rights. Amid the controversy over comments made by Minister Christopher Pyne, a new group called Liberal Pride has surfaced to highlight LGBTI political issues within the party. […]

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Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media

Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media




Mark Latham has made international headlines with his latest outburst. The former Labor leader, who recently joined the Liberal Democrats, thinks all gay people work in the mainstream media. Latham responded to yesterday’s release of data from the census with the outrageous claim. The census showed a significant increase in the number of couples in […]

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Malcolm Turnbull says plebiscite is still the party’s policy

Malcolm Turnbull says plebiscite is still the party’s policy




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told reporters that a non-binding plebiscite is still the Liberal party’s policy when it comes to the issue of marriage equality. “Our policy is clear and we have no plans to change it.” The Prime Minister declared this morning. Turnbull said the reason marriage equality had not progressed in Australia […]

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Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event

Istanbul’s Pride march is banned just one day before the event




Istanbul’s Pride celebrations have been cancelled for the third year in a row. The city’s governor cancelled the celebrations which were due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. The ultra-nationalist Alperen Hearths group had threatened to stop the march if authorities did not cancel it. […]

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More than 100 religious leaders voice their support for marriage equality

More than 100 religious leaders voice their support for marriage equality




More than 100 religious leaders from all major religions in Australia have signed a joint statement calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to legislate for civil marriage equality now. This joint statement, organised by The Equality Campaign,  recognises that civil marriage equality is based on the values of love and commitment and is about ensuring […]

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French AIDS activism film ‘120 BPM’ receives high praise at Cannes

French AIDS activism film ‘120 BPM’ receives high praise at Cannes




A new French film that chronicles thew work of LGBT activists at the height of the AIDS crisis generated high praise at the Cannes Film Festival. 120 BPM is a new film from writer-director Robin Campillo, who previously directed the film Eastern Boys.  The movie has been given positive reviews by Vanity Fair and industry bible […]

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ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day




The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has complained about Queensland Police supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT). Wendy Francis, the ACL’s Queensland Director, has said it is inappropriate for police to be seen wearing a rainbow coloured lanyard. Francis said the rainbow lanyard is an endorsement of marriage equality, and “re-shaping” society’s understanding […]

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