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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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Ad featuring same sex coupling one of the most complained about of 2017

Ad featuring same sex coupling one of the most complained about of 2017

A television ad from iSelect is one of the most complained about TV ads in Australia in 2017. The Advertising Standards Bureau have just released their annual list of the ten most complained about advertisements, and the ad from iSelect scrapes in to the list in the number ten spot. The 30 second TV ad […]

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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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WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

The Western Australian government has announced it will be providing $120,000 for the development of a LGBTI health strategy. Co-ordinated through the Department of Health, the strategy will provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. The funding will be used to engage relevant stakeholders and […]

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Marriage bill passes the senate without amendments

Marriage bill passes the senate without amendments

Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill has been passed without any of the proposed amendments being accepted. The bill passed the senate with 43 senators voting in favour and 12 voting against. Cheers of celebration echoed around the chamber as the result was announced. As the bill was read for the final time, Senator Smith said […]

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George Brandis delivers moving speech during marriage bill debate

George Brandis delivers moving speech during marriage bill debate

Attorney General George Brandis has delivered a moving speech in support of marriage equality as the senate debates the bill which will allow same sex couples to wed. In his speech Senator Brandis recounted how the decriminalisation of Homosexuality had begun in South Australia 45 years ago, and one by one all Australian states had […]

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The L Word reboot confirmed with new showrunner

The L Word reboot confirmed with new showrunner

The buzz around a much-anticipated reboot of beloved television series The L Word has intensified as the team announce a new showrunner for the program. Writer/director Marja-Lewis Ryan will take the helm of The L Word sequel, along with the original creator Ilene Chaiken as Executive Producer and actors Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. “Ilene […]

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The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre is having an open day, and you’re invited to come down and see what goes on at the long running LGBTIQ+ youth centre. The centre is opening its doors to parents, professionals and anyone else who would like to come down and see what Freedom Centre is all about. The centre’s aim […]

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Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

The Law Council of Australia has described the marriage bill proposed by Liberal Senator James Paterson as an “extraordinary and perilous” winding back of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, said while the Paterson Bill acknowledges concerns of those holding traditional views of marriage, it goes well beyond the issue […]

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Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Liberal Senator James Paterson has announced he has developed his own marriage bill, which has more emphasis on religious protections than the bill put forward by colleague Senator Dean Smith. Writing in The Australian, Senator Paterson said he’d developed his marriage bill to ensure there were sufficiently robust protects for freedom of religion, freedom of speech and […]

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