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Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Transgender youth activist Georgie Stone is taking on an acting role and joining the cast of Neighbours.  Stone will play the first transgender character on the long running soap opera. In the past both Neighbours and Home and Away have been criticised for their severe lack of LGBTIQ+ representation. The 18 year old pitched the idea of […]

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Melbourne producer drops Mardi Gras remix of Neighbours theme song

Melbourne producer drops Mardi Gras remix of Neighbours theme song

Sydney is getting ready to celebrate their annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and one Melbourne producer has provided a particularly Australian soundtrack to this year’s celebrations. Pedestrian have pointed out that Melbourne music-maker Dariush Etemad has released a very camp Mardi Gras remix of the theme song for soap opera favourite Neighbours. Neighbours made television […]

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‘Neighbours’ airs historic same-sex wedding of David and Aaron

‘Neighbours’ airs historic same-sex wedding of David and Aaron

Long running series Neighbours has made history as the first Australian drama to include a same-sex wedding since marriage equality was achieved. On Monday night’s episode David and Aaron’s long journey to the alter came to an end when they stood for celebrant Jemima Davies-Smythe, played by Magda Szubanski, and said their vows. Actors Takaya Honda and […]

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‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

Neighbours have released a short teaser for the long-running soap opera’s first gay wedding, set to air next month. Characters Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) will exchange vows after their engagement earlier this year. Honda says it’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the moment in Australian television history. […]

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Under Pressure: Bernard Curry spills on Wentworth Season 6

Under Pressure: Bernard Curry spills on Wentworth Season 6

Prison drama Wentworth returns to TV screens this month and fans of the show have waited a whole twelve months desperately waiting to find out what happens next. OUTinPerth caught up with actor Bernard Curry, who plays the thoroughly unlikable prison guard Jake Stewart, and pressed him for some insight into what Season 6 of […]

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‘Neighbours’ films historic gay wedding episode

‘Neighbours’ films historic gay wedding episode

While Home and Away has managed to introduce a gay character for a short stint, rival soap Neighbours is streets ahead when it comes to including gay and lesbian people in depictions of Australian life. Recently on the show same sex couple Aaron Brennan, played by Matt Wilson, and David Tanaka, played by Takaya Honda got […]

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Cupid comes to Ramsay Street with first gay wedding proposal

Cupid comes to Ramsay Street with first gay wedding proposal

Long running soap opera Neighbours will begin the year with its first same-sex wedding proposal. An upcoming scene will see David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) proposing to his boyfriend Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson). This might not go according to plan though. David decides to propose to Aaron after knocking back his offer to move in together, […]

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Neighbours actor Matt Wilson says he plays his gay character as “normal”

Neighbours actor Matt Wilson says he plays his gay character as “normal”

Neighbours star Matt Wilson has apologised for a series of comments he made in a recent interview. Wilson, who plays gay character Aaron Brennan on the long running soap, was appearing on a UK program The Wright Stuff when he was asked if gay actors should be playing gay roles. “We’ve had this argument come up a […]

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