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David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

Liberal Democrat member Senator David Leyonhjelm is worried that following the change to the marriage laws gay activists will target conservative businesses and drag them through court. While proponents of ‘traditional marriage’ will target new businesses trying to exclusively cater the the LGBTI market. Writing in Fairfax Media the federal representative said he was disappointed […]

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Calls for Labor to oppose anti-LGBTI discrimination exemptions

Calls for Labor to oppose anti-LGBTI discrimination exemptions

Equality advocates have repeated their calls for the Labor party to adopt a policy of scrapping existing legal exemptions that allow LGBTI people to be sacked or refused service by faith-based schools, hospitals and charities. The call comes after Deputy Labor leader, Tanya Plibersek (pictured), defended such exemptions saying “we’re not proposing to change any […]

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‘Roseanne’ reboot will feature grandson who just likes wearing dresses

‘Roseanne’ reboot will feature grandson who just likes wearing dresses

When much loved TV show Roseanne returns to TV screens this year it will feature a new character. The Conner’s grandson Mark, played by Ames McNamara, will be a 9-year old sometimes likes to wear girl’s clothes. Early media reports suggested that the character would be gay or transgender but Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene, says Mark will […]

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Singaporean court rejects man’s bid to adopt son he fathered by surrogate

Singaporean court rejects man’s bid to adopt son he fathered by surrogate

A Singaporean court has rejected a man’s bid to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate. The man paid US$200,000 to a US based surrogate to father a child. He provided sperm and the child was created via artificial insemination, but despite being the child’s biological father the court has refused to formally recognise […]

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Rainbow Rights WA back calls for review of state’s anti-discrimination laws

Rainbow Rights WA back calls for review of state’s anti-discrimination laws

Political advocacy group Rainbow Rights WA have joined other LGBTI+ rights groups in calling on the state government to review Western Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. Currently the state has clauses which allow religious bodies, including schools, to fire staff if they believe that the staff member is homosexual. The laws apply to all employees of institutions […]

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Designer Stefano Gabbana says he’s over being labelled a ‘gay man’

Designer Stefano Gabbana says he’s over being labelled a ‘gay man’

Italian fashion designer Stefano Gabbana says he’s tired of being labelled as a ‘gay man’ and no longer wants to be associated with the phrase. Gabbana, pictured above left, is one of Italy’s famous designer duo Dolce and Gabbanna. The pair were a couple at the beginning of their career, but split in 2004 after […]

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Jail for two Perth youths who lured gay men to bashings

Jail for two Perth youths who lured gay men to bashings

Two Perth men who used social dating site Grindr to lure gay men to public spaces where they were bashed have been sent to jail. Twenty year old Perth man, James Joseph Katchan, has pleaded guilty to five violent assaults last month. Cody Parkinson, 19, also pleaded guilty to being involved in one the attacks. Men […]

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Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court has rejected an attempt to have gay sex, and all sex outside of marriage, criminalised. A panel of nine judges considered the the petition to have the laws changed, four judges argued in favour of making all gay sex illegal, and limiting consensual heterosexual activity to those who are married. The push […]

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Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people more likely to have trouble sleeping

Gay people are more likely to have trouble getting to sleep, wake up more during the night, and are more likely to use medication to help them sleep in comparison to the heterosexual or bisexual peers. That’s the finding of the latest research out of the USA, where up to 40% of the countries citizens […]

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NSW Coroner delivers third finding in Scott Johnson case

NSW Coroner delivers third finding in Scott Johnson case

The New South Wales Coroner has handed down its findings in relation to the death of Scott Johnson in December 1988, declaring that he was most likely murdered in a gay-hate related crime. Johnson’s naked body was found at the bottom of a cliff in Manly, Sydney. Johnson had been out celebrating completing his PhD. […]

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