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Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne

Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne




A new series of flyers attacking the LGBTIQ community have appeared in Melbourne. The flyers include a doctored image that juxtaposes a rainbow crosswalk and flags with images of the Nazi swastika flag. The rambling text of the flyers rallies against consumerism, the media, and society’s growing “heterophobia”. The flyers make comparisons between the propaganda […]

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Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator

Bryan Stewart takes over as Freedom Centre Coordinator




Bryan Stewart has been appointed as the new coordinator of the Freedom Centre. Stewart told OUTinPerth that he was excited to be taking over the role from his long time mentor Dani Wright-Toussaint. With a background in Psychology and education Stewart first became involved with the LGBTI+ youth centre back in 2008, before becoming a […]

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Actor Thomas Dekker comes out as gay

Actor Thomas Dekker comes out as gay




Actor Thomas Dekker, who starred in the TV shoes Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and The Secret Circle has announced that he is gay. Dekker also shared that he’d gotten married to his husband back in April. In a statement the actor said another gay man, who was accepting an award at a high profile awards ceremony, […]

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Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt




Icelandic band Sigur Ros have revealed the special promotional t-shirt they’ll be selling on their upcoming Australian tour to aid marriage equality. The band were inspired to create the new design after Perth based religious leader Margaret Court made a series of controversial comments about marriage equality and transgender children. The comments lead to a […]

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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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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay




Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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Bolshoi denies Nureyev ballet delayed because of gay content




The director of Russia’s famous Bolshoi Theatre has furiously denied rumours that the shock cancellation of a ballet about Russia’s most famous dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, was because of the production’s gay content. The eagerly anticipated new ballet Nureyev was due to open tonight but just days ahead of the event the theatre announced the show […]

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New poll shows growing support for the plebiscite- but it’s still a bad idea

New poll shows growing support for the plebiscite- but it’s still a bad idea




OPINION A new poll published in today’s The Australian shows that a growing number of Australians want a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. In what the newspaper describes as “a blow” to Liberal MPs who want the issue to be dealt with via the parliament, the latest poll shows that 46% of people surveyed […]

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Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”

Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”




Indonesian President  Joko Widodo has argued that the country is still a tolerant nation that embraces pluralism despite growing concerns about religious freedoms and crackdowns on the LGBTI community. In a new interview the Indonesian President said the country still embraced a moderate form of Islam. “Pluralism has always been a part of Indonesia’s DNA,” Joko […]

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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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