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Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that marriage equality should be recognised without discrimination. The court holds jurisdiction over all countries who are signatories to the American Convention of Human Rights, and will see same-sex marriage become legal in a number of Latin and North American nations. The ruling is a result of […]

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTI citizens for past injustices

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTI citizens for past injustices

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government will make a formal apology to LGBTQ2 citizens for past injustices. “On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution & injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on the path to equality & […]

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Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out

Olympic Pole Vaulter Shawn Barber has declared he’s out and proud. The athlete posted the declaration to his Facebook account thanking his friends and family for their support. “Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. […]

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Perth Comedy Fest: DeAnne Smith is here to pay you out

Perth Comedy Fest: DeAnne Smith is here to pay you out

Self-described gentleman elf DeAnne Smith is bringing her award nominated comedy back to our shores for the Perth Comedy Festival. The out comic blends a sharp wit and unexpected punchlines to take on the big issues, such as homophobia, sexism and of course, the Presidential elephant in the room. Smith tells OUTinPerth her new show […]

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Tim from Big Brother comes out

Big Brother’s Tim Dormer has opened up about his bisexuality and revealed he’s happily in love in a same-sex relationship. The popular TV personality first came to national attention when he won the reality TV show Big Brother back in 2013. He later made a TV documentary with housemate with Ben Zabel about dealing with mental […]

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Whitney Richards revisits family and the Rock Eisteddfod in ‘I Do, I Don’t’

Whitney Richards revisits family and the Rock Eisteddfod in ‘I Do, I Don’t’

  ‘I Do, I Don’t” is an exploration of family, identity and personal history written and performed by Perth-born Whitney Richards. Seeking to recreate memories Richards’ suspects she had suppressed the play was pieced together using interviews with her family, recalling fond memories of the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge and inspiration from her namesake Whitney Houston. “I […]

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Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTIQ citizens

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTIQ citizens

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has laid out plans to issue an apology to those who were persecuted by historically anti-LGBTIQ laws across the nation’s history. Trudeau’s apology will preface a number of legislative changes and reforms to make amends with the queer community and remove systemic discrimination. The changes come at the […]

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sends Valentine to gay slur victim

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sends Valentine to gay slur victim

A Canadian man who was sent an abusive Valentine’s message from his co-workers has received a surprise card from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his government. Degas Sikorski was sent an incendiary Valentine by his supervisor at event supply store Party City in February. The message (pictured below) led Sikorski’s mother to post her […]

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Provocative gay app ads allowed to remain in Netherlands

Advertisements for a gay hook-up app featured around The Netherlands will be allowed to remain after a ruling from the Advertising Standards Board. PinkNews have reported that the eye-catching posters around Amsterdam, The Hague and other major Dutch cities have garnered a number of complaints from the public. One such complaint lodged with the ASB […]

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Canada to accept gay refugees from Syrian conflict

Canada to accept gay refugees from Syrian conflict

The Canadian government has announced plans to allow gay men along with families, women and children fleeing the conflict in Syria. According to the National Post, recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have ruled out any chance of allowing lone males into the country. However, due to the increased chance of […]

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