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Marriage Alliance makes bizarre claim about Norwegian custody case

The Marriage Alliance, one of Australia’s leading lobby groups against marriage equality, has posted a bizarre claim to their social media channel alleging that a Norwegian child protection case is a consequence of allowing same sex marriages. On their Twitter channel the Marriage Alliance posted an image of a story in the conservative newspaper the […]

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Telstra withdraw support from marriage equality campaign

Telstra withdraw support from marriage equality campaign

‘The Australian‘ has reported that telecommunications company Telstra has scaled back support from Australian Marriage Equality’s campaign. Last year the company was featured in a series of newspaper advertisements that showed businesses that supported the call for marriage equality. Now the company has pulled back it’s support following pressure from the Catholic Church. ‘The Australian’ has […]

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Olly Alexander faces online abuse and rape threats

Olly Alexander faces online abuse and rape threats

Olly Alexander, the frontman of British band Years & Years has said he’s been forced to scale back his use of social media after facing mountains of online abuse. Speaking to music bible NME Alexander said he had faced a lot of online trolling. “I get trolled,” Alexander said. “The usual stuff – sometimes it’s […]

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Senate debates marriage equality but no vote

Senate debates marriage equality but no vote

  As cross-bench politicians try to delay the government discussing senate reform the issue of marriage equality has been used as a political football. Earlier this week Senator David Leyonhjelm from the Liberal Democrats tried to force as discussion on The Greens marriage equality bill. By pushing the marriage equality issue forward it delayed discussion […]

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Twitter updates abuse policy to include homophobia

Twitter updates abuse policy to include homophobia

Social media giant Twitter have announced amendments to its policy regarding abusive behaviour, now imposing suspensions and bans on the use of transphobic and homophobic slurs. Users reported for using homophobic or transphobic slurs may now be temporarily suspended or permanently banned from Twitter under the new rules. Megan Cristina, Twitter’s director of trust and […]

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Azealia Banks: 2-1-Too Many Tweets

Azealia Banks: 2-1-Too Many Tweets

Notorious social media masochist Azealia Banks is in the spotlight once again, and once again, it’s not about making music. Banks has carved a name for herself online after releasing one successful single (212) in 2011, followed by a number of hateful comments published on social media over the years that followed. The most notable […]

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Premier Barnett Joins Twitter

Premier Barnett Joins Twitter

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has joined the Twittersphere. For his first tweet the Premier posted a photograph of himself with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit in Brisbane. So far the Premier has just posted one tweet, but he did promise he’d post more as he made more friends at the […]

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Stephen Fry Leaves Twitter for Safety

Stephen Fry Leaves Twitter for Safety

Openly gay actor, presenter, author and overall lovely person Stephen Fry has announced he will be taking a break from Twitter until December. Fry mysteriously tweeted that he was advised not to use the app because he is in a place where it is safest not to do so:   Closing down on Twitter while […]

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Reactions to Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Win

Reactions to Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Win

The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest reached its conclusion last weekend, with many celebrating this year’s competition as one of the fiercest yet. Drag artist Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with her triumphant ballad ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’, securing her victory before all the votes had even been counted. ‘Rise Like […]

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Lee Ryan Responds to Twitter Accusations About his Sexuality

Lee Ryan Responds to Twitter Accusations About his Sexuality

Blue singer Lee Ryan has responded to comments regarding his sexuality over Twitter. Ryan first attracted press attention in regards to his sexuality when he spoke about his sexual experiences with men on Celebrity Big Brother. Rumours about his sexuality have attracted controversy once more after Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Jasmine Waltz accused him of cheating on […]

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