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The New Yorker’s Bert & Ernie Cover Is Fantastic (Even If They’re Not Actually Gay…)

The New Yorker’s Bert & Ernie Cover Is Fantastic (Even If They’re Not Actually Gay…) | Gay News | Scoop.it
Don’t listen to the naysayers, says Kevin Fallon. The New Yorker’s Bert and Ernie cover is perfect.
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Gay and bisexual teenagers are using Grindr to make friends

Gay and bisexual teenagers are using Grindr to make friends | Gay News | Scoop.it

Gay and bisexual teen boys are using Grindr and other hookup apps to meet new friends as well as form relationships, according to new research.

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Gay Dads' Cute Letter To Plane Passengers About Their Newborn Goes Viral

Gay Dads' Cute Letter To Plane Passengers About Their Newborn Goes Viral | Gay News | Scoop.it

An adorable letter that two gay dads wrote to fellow plane passengers in advance of their newborn’s first flight has gone viral online. 

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Religious freedom review recommends no changes to the Marriage Act

Religious freedom review recommends no changes to the Marriage Act | Gay News | Scoop.it

The federal review of religious freedom, led by Philip Ruddock, has today reported its recommendations to the government.

The review has recommended no changes to the Marriage Act, but has recommended tightening anti-discrimination laws to better protect religious beliefs, according to The Courier-Mail.

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This Year’s MELT Festival Has Launched With A Feast For Your Senses

The inclusive spirit of the MELT Festival and its celebration of queer diversity is reflected by the variety of artistic forms in the line-up.

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Marriage equality wasn't the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians

Marriage equality wasn't the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians | Gay News | Scoop.it

Most Australians probably think that now same-sex marriage is legal, LGBTI people's rights are fully respected, but that's not the case. Many of the remaining areas of discrimination don't have the same level of visibility but that doesn't make them any less important, writes Lee Carnie.

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‘Trans people are just trying to exist in a society that won’t let us be part of it’

‘Trans people are just trying to exist in a society that won’t let us be part of it’ | Gay News | Scoop.it

A Channel 4 documentary shows how trans activist Munroe Bergdorf hopes to change perceptions

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New Book To Explore Six-Decade History Of Queensland's Queens Birthday Ball

New Book To Explore Six-Decade History Of Queensland's Queens Birthday Ball | Gay News | Scoop.it

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have asked for community contributions. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year since 1962.

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Welcome to the Age of the Twink

Welcome to the Age of the Twink | Gay News | Scoop.it

As discussions about how a man should behave continue, visual culture has already provided a solution to what a man might look like.

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The New York Times says twinks are becoming “culturally mainstream”.

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25 Queer Poets to Read Now and Forever

25 Queer Poets to Read Now and Forever | Gay News | Scoop.it

We've rounded up 25 of our favorite queer poets to close out National Poetry Month, which takes place in April. From seasoned legends to budding up-and-comers, here's 25 of the best wordsmiths to read this spring.

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14 social events and gatherings for Australian LGBTIQ+ people who don't drink

14 social events and gatherings for Australian LGBTIQ+ people who don't drink | Gay News | Scoop.it

I'm not the first person to lose sight of themselves at the intersection between queerness and Australian drinking culture."

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The same-sex couples saying 'I do' in electorates that voted No

The same-sex couples saying 'I do' in electorates that voted No | Gay News | Scoop.it

The postal vote backing same-sex marriage was a huge moment for couples hoping to legally wed. But what if your neighbourhood voted no?

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'God's good creation': Uniting Church's key governance body endorses same-sex marriage

'God's good creation': Uniting Church's key governance body endorses same-sex marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Uniting Church in Australia could be the country's first major Christian denomination to allow same-sex marriage.

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'Gay Asian men continue to face barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, and care': ACON

'Gay Asian men continue to face barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, and care': ACON | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Gay Asian Men Survey aims to investigate the sexual health and wellbeing of gay Asian men in NSW.

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New Zealand becomes first country in the world to fly intersex flag at its parliament

New Zealand becomes first country in the world to fly intersex flag at its parliament | Gay News | Scoop.it

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to fly the intersex flag at its parliament, for last week’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

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Fiji's LGBTIQ Community Celebrated Its First Pride Parade

Fiji's LGBTIQ Community Celebrated Its First Pride Parade | Gay News | Scoop.it

Fiji’s LGBTIQ community has made history with what local activists say is the country’s very first pride parade. Local LGBTIQ group Rainbow Pride Foundation organised the event, held on this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBT), on Thursday last week.

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Voting Is Now Open For The 2018 Queen's Ball Awards

Voting Is Now Open For The 2018 Queen's Ball Awards | Gay News | Scoop.it

The nominees of this year’s Queens Ball Awards have been unveiled.

 

This year’s seventeen awards recognise individuals, organisations and events for their outstanding contributions to the LGBTIQ community and will be presented during the 57th Annual Queen’s Ball event in Brisbane. 

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Congratulations to all the nominees.

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What’s Happening to ‘Queer’ Cinema?

What’s Happening to ‘Queer’ Cinema? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Rather than assert difference, today’s queer cinema points out similarities. They apply salve instead of salt. They’re safe, often boring, and sentimental, following familiar emotional arcs to tell a “universal story.”

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Are elite sportswomen changing what coming out looks like?

Are elite sportswomen changing what coming out looks like? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Social media has allowed athletes to have control over the visibility of their sexuality

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Most Australians oppose religious schools' right to fire staff based on sexuality

Most Australians oppose religious schools' right to fire staff based on sexuality | Gay News | Scoop.it

Poll shows nearly 80% of respondents are against religious schools’ exemptions on LGBTI anti-discrimination law

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The 'New York Times' Discovers Twinks

The 'New York Times' Discovers Twinks | Gay News | Scoop.it

Not only do they exhaustingly dissect the nomenclature of the term to their straight readers, but they go as far as to dub such straight white males as Timotheé Chalamet and Tye Sheridan as twinks, as if Nick Jonas didn’t fully ruin the idea of gay men glorifying straight celebs.

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Not everyone is a fan of the so-called “twink piece” in the New York Times: “If twinks really are the answer to the construct of masculinity, I’d say we’ve run out of resources.” 

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Beyond breadwinners and homemakers, we need to examine how same-sex couples divide housework

Beyond breadwinners and homemakers, we need to examine how same-sex couples divide housework | Gay News | Scoop.it

Existing theories of housework focus on traditional gender roles. But they need to be updated to reflect a more nuanced idea of gender, one that allows for dynamics in same-sex relationships.

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Phoenix is latest metropolis to get LGBTQ pride rainbow crosswalks

Phoenix is latest metropolis to get LGBTQ pride rainbow crosswalks | Gay News | Scoop.it

Phoenix is about to get a lot more queer.

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Catherine McGregor: Encounter made me realise I was wrong to oppose Safe Schools

Catherine McGregor: Encounter made me realise I was wrong to oppose Safe Schools | Gay News | Scoop.it

Young trans people believed in me once. Then I dashed their hopes and broke their hearts. Redemption came from an unlikely quarter.

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Queensland Government Flags Ban On 'Gay Conversion' Therapy

Queensland Government Flags Ban On 'Gay Conversion' Therapy | Gay News | Scoop.it

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles has said Queensland could become the second state in Australia to ban so-called “gay conversion” therapy.

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Majority of US Muslims now support same-sex marriage, polling suggests

Majority of US Muslims now support same-sex marriage, polling suggests | Gay News | Scoop.it

A majority of US Muslims are in support of same-sex marriage, polling has suggested.


 


The news comes from the Public Religion Research Institute’s  2017 American Values Atlas, which surveyed more than 40,000 Americans from across the United States about their views on social issues throughout 2017.

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