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Man pleads guilty to passing on HIV

Man pleads guilty to passing on HIV

In a Sydney court this week a 30 year old man pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by failing to inform his sexual partner that he was HIV positive. Martin Jaksic, made a brief appearance in Sydney’s Dowling Centre District Court on Wednesday where he entered a guilty plea in relation to the charge, […]

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Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear

Popular gay news websites ‘samesame’ and ‘Gay News Network’ disappear

Readers of popular gay news websites samesame.com.au and Gay News Network have been asking what’s happened to two of their favourite sources of information after both sites went off-line last week. When readers head to the pages, a message says the site’s accounts have been suspended. The home page for publisher Evo Media displays a similar message. The […]

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Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

Study shows Indonesian media biased against LGBT people

A report put together by a conglomeration of non-government organisations has highlighted the bias Indonesian media have towards LGBT people. The Indonesian media has failed to assist in educating people about homosexuality and not remained objective or independent according to the report. Te study, which was put together by the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan), […]

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Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

Queensland becomes final state to equalise age of consent

The Parliament of Queensland has voted to lower the age of consent for anal sex from 18 to 16, bringing their legislation in line with the rest of Australia. Queensland will be the final state to amend their laws and remove the disparity. MPs also voted in line with recommendations from the Queensland AIDS Council […]

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King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King of Norway celebrates diversity with pro-LGBTIQ+ speech

King Harald V of Norway has shown his support his nation’s diverse citizenship and the LGBTIQ+ community, delivering a moving speech in Oslo’s Palace Park last week. “Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys and girls who love each other,” King Harald said. The monarch also celebrated Norway’s religious diversity, saying that […]

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Colton Haynes to be honoured by LGBT rights group

Actor and model Colton Haynes will be honoured by on of the USA’s leading gay rights groups. The Human Rights Campaign will bestow their visibility award on the actor best known for his role in the TV series ‘Teen Wolf’. Haynes, who has previously modeled for fashion label Abercrombie and Fitch, where he was photographed […]

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What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

‘All Things Queer’ RTRFM’s weekly program focussed on LGBTIQ+ issues is on air today at 11:00am. On today’s show the team have lined up a great series of interviews. Vice President of Pride WA Graham Lovelock is going to be providing some information on what’s planned for this years PrideFEST in November. Paul Van Lieshout […]

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Colombia approves same-sex marriage

Colombia approves same-sex marriage

Colombia’s highest court have ruled that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry under the nation’s constitution. The ruling, which won 6-3, adds to a previous decision in 2011 to grant same-sex couples legal protection, but did not specify marriage rights. Colombia’s Congress were ordered to pass laws to reflect the 2011 ruling in 2013, […]

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Here’s Some News

Here’s Some News

News moves fast. I was in the office on ANZAC Day and a breaking news story caught my eye. There were reports that a plane had been hi-jacked in Bali. This news was fresh; it was only seconds old. Within minutes the reports of a hijacked plane spread, more news outlets picked up on the […]

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World News

World News

UGANDA New Anti-Gay Bill Proposed Homosexuality is punishable by prison sentences in Uganda, in some cases for life. Promoting homosexuality is also illegal in the country. A new bill has been proposed that would forbid foreign non-government organisations from promoting homosexuality. This would mean that organiSations that assist LGBTI people would be operating illegally. Critics […]

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