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Jodie Foster Kicks Open the Closet Door - What It Means for Gays in Hollywood

Jodie Foster Kicks Open the Closet Door - What It Means for Gays in Hollywood | Gay News | Scoop.it
Jodie Foster chose a very public setting to talk about being a lesbian, and her comments and the reaction to them say a lot about the politics of coming out
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Ten Sydney pubs sent legal letters to cease using the term ‘tranny bingo’

Ten Sydney pubs sent legal letters to cease using the term ‘tranny bingo’ | Gay News | Scoop.it

THE number could be up for long-running pub favourite Tranny Bingo, with a war of words over use of the term, despite the night being owned and run by a transvestite.

 

Ten pubs throughout Sydney and Canberra have been thrown a legal curve ball via letters demanding they cease using the term “Tranny Bingo”.

 

Acting for a transgender woman named Katherine Wolfgramme, Sydney-based law firm Allens set the balls rolling with legal letters sent to the pubs last week.

 

One of the pubs, Pendle Hill Inn, has immediately stopped running Tranny Bingo, which was held every Saturday night. No other pub has yet cancelled the event.

 

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Grindr Unveils New Options For Trans And Gender Non-Conforming Users

Grindr Unveils New Options For Trans And Gender Non-Conforming Users | Gay News | Scoop.it

Grindr addressed one of its common criticisms Tuesday by unveiling new options for users who identify as transgender and gender non-conforming.  

The dating and social networking app, which previously focused on gay men, now offers customizable gender identity and pronoun fields. Users can now pick from a list of commonly used terms like “trans man,” “woman,” “cis man,” “non-binary,” “non-conforming” and “queer.”

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We don't want the right to discriminate against same-sex couples, say civil celebrants

We don't want the right to discriminate against same-sex couples, say civil celebrants | Gay News | Scoop.it

Civil celebrant associations say they don't want the right to discriminate against same-sex couples, despite Attorney-General George Brandis' bid to let their members refuse gay weddings.

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Same-sex marriage result was a defeat for only one type of Christianity - and a triumph for the grassroots sitting in church pews

Same-sex marriage result was a defeat for only one type of Christianity - and a triumph for the grassroots sitting in church pews | Gay News | Scoop.it

Is it really possible to say God was not part of those scenes of unabashed joy, sitting cranky on the sidelines?

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"'It has never been about love before': How the same-sex marriage fight was different for veteran activists"

"'It has never been about love before': How the same-sex marriage fight was different for veteran activists" | Gay News | Scoop.it

On Wednesday morning, I wondered if anyone else was feeling like me — not quite sure how to encapsulate the impact of same-sex marriage, writes Heather Faulkner.

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How the killing of a gay academic changed Australia

How the killing of a gay academic changed Australia | Gay News | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, Australia learned the result of a national vote that showed decisive support for legalising same-sex marriage. The discussion over changing the law has been one of the most hotly debated issues in the nation's recent social and political history.

 

But the death of a university lecturer in Adelaide 45 years ago led to an even more fundamental change for Australia's gay community. Jamie Duncan reports.

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The multicultural communities that voted 'yes'

The multicultural communities that voted 'yes' | Gay News | Scoop.it

Western Sydney might have voted "no", but multicultural Australia voted "yes".

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The five key lessons to emerge from the same-sex marriage result

The five key lessons to emerge from the same-sex marriage result | Gay News | Scoop.it

Australia has rejoined the rights revolution. That's the first of five key lessons to emerge from the outcome of the same-sex marriage vote.

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'I haven't cried like this in years': Migrants thrilled with the Yes vote

'I haven't cried like this in years': Migrants thrilled with the Yes vote | Gay News | Scoop.it

59-year-old Alan Maurice said, “I haven’t cried in years but I did today. This 'Yes' vote means so much to me and many others.”

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'Everyone loves Magda': Szubanski's crucial role in marriage equality triumph

'Everyone loves Magda': Szubanski's crucial role in marriage equality triumph | Gay News | Scoop.it

The beloved Australian entertainer proved "devastatingly effective" in the fight for equal rights.

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Peter Dutton, Scott Morrison flag push for 'religious protections' laws once same-sex marriage is legalised

Peter Dutton, Scott Morrison flag push for 'religious protections' laws once same-sex marriage is legalised | Gay News | Scoop.it

Leading conservative cabinet minister Peter Dutton has intervened in the debate about same-sex marriage laws, slapping down calls for sweeping changes to senator Dean Smith's proposed legislation but suggesting a new "religious protections" bill may be introduced in 2018.

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Australians Reacting To The Same-Sex Marriage 'Yes' Vote Might Make You Cry

Australians Reacting To The Same-Sex Marriage 'Yes' Vote Might Make You Cry | Gay News | Scoop.it

Love wins.

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Almost 17,000 Australians Sent Back Blank Same-Sex Marriage Survey Forms

Almost 17,000 Australians Sent Back Blank Same-Sex Marriage Survey Forms | Gay News | Scoop.it

Observers saw 4.8% of all responses – and largely agreed with the ABS.

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Queer Brown Podcast 'Food 4 Thot' Teams with Grindr for New Season

Queer Brown Podcast 'Food 4 Thot' Teams with Grindr for New Season | Gay News | Scoop.it

The podcast about sex, relationships & race will stream weekly on your favorite hookup app. 

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Ruddock to examine religious protections

Ruddock to examine religious protections | Gay News | Scoop.it

The PM has announced Philip Ruddock will be appointed to examine the protection of religious freedom

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Australian people and companies led the way on marriage equality, and now it’s time for parliament to deliver

Australian people and companies led the way on marriage equality, and now it’s time for parliament to deliver | Gay News | Scoop.it

Change can appear slow until you pause to reflect just how far you have come. The campaign for marriage equality in this country, over a decade long, has been one of persuasion and positive conversations. Over time, it has found that Australians understand and respect that their LGBTI brothers and sisters deserve full equality under the law.

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A New Survey Finds Most LGBTI Australians Were Negatively Affected By The Same-Sex Marriage Vote

A New Survey Finds Most LGBTI Australians Were Negatively Affected By The Same-Sex Marriage Vote | Gay News | Scoop.it

"The debates of the past two months hurt me and hurt my family."

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How the killing of a gay academic changed Australia

How the killing of a gay academic changed Australia | Gay News | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, Australia learned the result of a national vote that showed decisive support for legalising same-sex marriage. The discussion over changing the law has been one of the most hotly debated issues in the nation's recent social and political history.

 

But the death of a university lecturer in Adelaide 45 years ago led to an even more fundamental change for Australia's gay community. Jamie Duncan reports.

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From rain to a rainbow (yuuyuu to yuluwirri): reflecting on "Yes"

From rain to a rainbow (yuuyuu to yuluwirri): reflecting on "Yes" | Gay News | Scoop.it

Kirstie Parker is a yinaar (woman) and so is her sweetheart, De. Both love music, both are proud Aboriginal Australians and both were elated of the outcome of the postal survey.

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Spontaneous, life-filled Canberra emerged from the glitter and rainbows of Lonsdale Street on one Wednesday night in November

Spontaneous, life-filled Canberra emerged from the glitter and rainbows of Lonsdale Street on one Wednesday night in November | Gay News | Scoop.it

Canberrans proved that we as a city can be spontaneous and life-filled and do not need to be so organised.

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Inside the Yes campaign

Inside the Yes campaign | Gay News | Scoop.it

From the Howard years to headbutts in Hobart and everything in between, the Yes campaign's transformation into a powerful political force is as compelling as it is colourful.

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'Everyone loves Magda': Szubanski's crucial role in marriage equality triumph

'Everyone loves Magda': Szubanski's crucial role in marriage equality triumph | Gay News | Scoop.it

The beloved Australian entertainer proved "devastatingly effective" in the fight for equal rights.

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When politics is personal: Penny Wong's tears of relief

When politics is personal: Penny Wong's tears of relief | Gay News | Scoop.it

When the result was finally announced, Penny Wong put her head in her hands and sobbed.

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Australians Reacting To The Same-Sex Marriage 'Yes' Vote Might Make You Cry

Australians Reacting To The Same-Sex Marriage 'Yes' Vote Might Make You Cry | Gay News | Scoop.it

Love wins.

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Australia Votes for Gay Marriage, Clearing Path to Legalization

Australia Votes for Gay Marriage, Clearing Path to Legalization | Gay News | Scoop.it

“They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Now it’s up to Parliament.

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