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Chicken Mogul Appeals Murder Conviction

Chicken Mogul Appeals Murder Conviction

The WA Court of Appeal is deliberating whether to overturn Lenard’s Chicken tycoon Gerardus Gerrit Heijne’s murder conviction for the death of his 25-year business and life partner. Frank Cianciosi, 51, died after a fight with Heijne, 45, inside their shared East Perth penthouse apartment in January 2008. In June last year a Supreme Court […]

Trans Issues, Gay Marriage and Coming Out Recognised by GLAAD

Trans Issues, Gay Marriage and Coming Out Recognised by GLAAD

Actor Cynthia Nixon and comedian Joy Behar were honoured at this year’s Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards for the roles they have played in educating the public to the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Tony Award-winning and openly gay actor Alan Cumming hosted the New York awards, with celebrities Sigourney […]

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A Non-Wedding To Remember

A Non-Wedding To Remember

Wearing white, two Tasmanian brides took the historic steps to become one of the first same-sex couples to have a legally recognised relationship ceremony. On March 13, 35 guests made up of family and friends gathered at Isha Cavan and Sonja Plitt’s 1.5 acre property looking over the ocean, near the fishing village of Orford. […]

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National News Briefs – March

ABBOTT FEARS GAYS Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has declared on TV show 60 Minutes that Australians felt ‘threatened’ by gay people. Although he later played down the comment as off-the-cuff, Mr Abbott elaborated on ABC’s Lateline that: ‘There is no doubt that it challenges orthodox notions of the right order of things. But as I […]

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Caterwauling Never Sounded So Good

Caterwauling Never Sounded So Good

Burswood Entertainment Complex has a pest problem – a tribe of street-wise cats have invaded its theatre and made a home for the next four weeks. The famed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats has travelled the world and was among the longest running shows to be staged in the West End, London and Broadway, New […]

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Corporate Punishment: Smashing The Management Clichés For Leaders In A New World

Corporate Punishment: Smashing The Management Clichés For Leaders In A New World

James Adonis, Wylie/Jossey Bass Forget boring, dry, business books filled with the same old clichés – James Adonis believes honesty is the best policy when it comes to business writing. He raised many an eyebrow earlier this year when declaring his homosexuality in the opening sentence of his business book, Corporate Punishment: Smashing the management […]

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Poached Eggs: The Dangers Of Donating

Poached Eggs: The Dangers Of Donating

Women looking to donate their eggs should be aware of all the facts and the laws governing the issue because once the eggs are fertilised they are no longer considered the donor’s property. In an unusual case held before the Family Court of Australia in August last year, a Sydney woman and her husband used […]

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I Can’t Say No To All That Jazz

I Can’t Say No To All That Jazz

Perth is spoilt for choice when it comes to big musical productions these coming months. Chicago has made a home at Burswood Theatre until March 28, Oklahoma! will nestle into His Majesty’s Theatre from March 17 to 20 and… wait for it… Cats are coming to town in April. Oklahoma! director John Senczuk said he […]

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Surrogacy Granted To Queensland Same-Sex Couples

Queensland has joined most of the nation in allowing altruistic surrogacy however those seeking a commercial surrogacy, even overseas, still face criminal prosecution. It took 17 hours of Parliamentary debate for the legislation to be passed, which allowed heterosexual and same-sex couples, as well as single parents to seek a surrogate birth. Shadow Attorney General […]

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Kenyan Government ‘Silent’ On HIV Clinic Attacks

HIV clinics in remote Kenya and their staff are under threat from mounting violence against suspected homosexuals. Vigilante attacks in the coastal town of Mtwapa, near Mobasa, last month were incited by religious leaders, according to Human Rights Watch. Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and is punishable by up to 14 years jail. The organisation […]

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