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Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster says his view on marriage equality is shifting

Tony Abbott's sister Christine Forster says his view on marriage equality is shifting | Gay News | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott's sister has revealed that the Opposition Leader felt conflicted about voting in Parliament against marriage equality last year.
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Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions

Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions | Gay News | Scoop.it

If Labor wins the next federal election Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has committed $53 million to step up the fight against HIV.

The commitment will include $3.6 million a year to support all states and territories in offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to another 17,500 Australians until it is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and subsidised.

It will also provide $10 million a year to renew Australia’s HIV response by restoring the funding and capacity that the current government has cut from HIV organisations, including the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and Scarlet Alliance.
The funding package will also allocate $3 million a year to target ‘hidden populations’, including people that aren’t diagnosed with or currently being treated for HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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It will also provide $10 million a year to renew Australia’s HIV response by restoring the funding and capacity that the current government has cut from HIV organisations, including the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and Scarlet Alliance.
The funding package will also allocate $3 million a year to target ‘hidden populations’, including people that aren’t diagnosed with or currently being treated for HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Looking after ourselves and each other: the LGBTI community over Christmas

Looking after ourselves and each other: the LGBTI community over Christmas | Gay News | Scoop.it

Whether or not Christmas is important to you, it’s pretty impossible to ignore.

Some people love everything about this time of year, and others dread it. Whatever your outlook, it’s likely to be an intensive time of social activity, financial demand, and juggling multiple expectations.

So – how do we look after ourselves and each other?

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Senator Pat Dodson: Same-sex victory has bigger lessons

Senator Pat Dodson: Same-sex victory has bigger lessons | Gay News | Scoop.it

As a Yawuru man representing Australia in the Senate, I am often asked about my position on same-sex marriage.

 

The truth is – I am a strong supporter of same-sex marriage. My views were known long before the debate entered the Parliament.

I support it because I have seen enough inequality in my life and I oppose all forms of discrimination.

 

We, the First Nations people, know all too well that stinging feeling of being consigned to a lesser status in our society because of our identity, our race, our experience of rejection and our non-recognition of who we are: the First Peoples of this country.

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Andrew Sullivan: The Case for the Baker in the Gay-Wedding Culture War

Andrew Sullivan: The Case for the Baker in the Gay-Wedding Culture War | Gay News | Scoop.it

Let’s live and let live.

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Andrew Sullivan, who in many ways started the marriage equality movement in 1989 with his essay in the New Republic, “Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for GayMarriage”, has a smart, nuanced look at the issues in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case before the United States Supreme Court.

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From postal survey to parliament: how Australia legalised same-sex marriage

From postal survey to parliament: how Australia legalised same-sex marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

The drawn-out process of Australia legalising marriage equality has finally come to a close, with a bill passing the lower house by an overwhelming majority on Thursday.

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At 98, Neville Wills can finally marry the love of his life

At 98, Neville Wills can finally marry the love of his life | Gay News | Scoop.it

In the unit where he has lived since 1961, Neville Wills is in high spirits. The cheeky 98-year-old has a wedding to plan.

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Why this photo of two politicians from opposite sides hugging says so much about Australia's same-sex marriage debate

Why this photo of two politicians from opposite sides hugging says so much about Australia's same-sex marriage debate | Gay News | Scoop.it
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Historic moment as Parliament finally passes same-sex marriage law

Historic moment as Parliament finally passes same-sex marriage law | Gay News | Scoop.it

Australia has officially become the 26th country to legalise same-sex marriage after the law was passed on Thursday with the overwhelming backing of the Federal Parliament.

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The postal vote that turned professionals into accidental activists

The postal vote that turned professionals into accidental activists | Gay News | Scoop.it

The same-sex marriage campaign turned fundies, lawyers and bankers into accidental activists fighting a battle they couldn't afford to lose.

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Same-sex marriage amendments to be blocked in lower house as final debate begins

Same-sex marriage amendments to be blocked in lower house as final debate begins | Gay News | Scoop.it

Several Liberal MPs indicated they would join Labor and the crossbench to vote down the proposed amendments.

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Thousands of gay couples to become legally married overnight when law changes

Thousands of gay couples to become legally married overnight when law changes | Gay News | Scoop.it

Couples who married overseas will have their marriages automatically recognised under Australian law.

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Malcolm Turnbull backflips on religious protections in same-sex marriage bill

Malcolm Turnbull backflips on religious protections in same-sex marriage bill | Gay News | Scoop.it

PM to support amendments to guarantee charities won’t be affected and to allow civil celebrants to refuse to solemnise weddings

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'Human guinea pigs': Magda Szubanski calls same-sex marriage survey 'political experiment'

'Human guinea pigs': Magda Szubanski calls same-sex marriage survey 'political experiment' | Gay News | Scoop.it

Actress Magda Szubanski says the queer community has done its job on same-sex marriage and now the politicians must do theirs.

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These Are The Words Australians Won't Be Hearing At Weddings Any More

These Are The Words Australians Won't Be Hearing At Weddings Any More | Gay News | Scoop.it

Goodbye, "a man and a woman". Hello, "two people".

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‘It’s not a choice and it’s not celibacy’: asexual advocate speaks at Melbourne conference

‘It’s not a choice and it’s not celibacy’: asexual advocate speaks at Melbourne conference | Gay News | Scoop.it

Asexual advocate in Melbourne, Emily Gornalle, explained asexuality at the recent Pride in Diversity conference, detailing what it was like to be asexual in the workplace.

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Netflix Reveals the New Queer Eye Fab Five

Netflix Reveals the New Queer Eye Fab Five | Gay News | Scoop.it

After announcing a revival of Bravo’s beloved makeover series Queer Eye (originally with the suffix for the Straight Guy), Netflix revealed today the the series’ new Fab Five. The new cast members are Bobby Berk, focusing on design; Karamo Brown, whose focus is on culture; Antoni Porowski, specializing in food and wine; Jonathan Van Ness, focusing on the all-important grooming; and Tan France, who will make sure subjects are dressed to the nines with his specialization in fashion. Netflix announced that the eight-episode series will debut in February, will be set in and around Atlanta, Georgia — rather than the original show’s setting of New York. “Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!” America will be made fabulous again, one artisanal guacamole at a time.

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Same-sex couples married overseas have vows recognised

Same-sex couples married overseas have vows recognised | Gay News | Scoop.it

At the stroke of midnight, thousands of same-sex couples who married in overseas jurisdictions had their vows recognised under Australian law.

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Nic Holas: The most ethical way to allow gay men to donate blood is to end HIV 

Nic Holas: The most ethical way to allow gay men to donate blood is to end HIV  | Gay News | Scoop.it

Nic Holas is the co-founder of The Institute of Many (TIM), Australia’s largest platform for People Living with HIV. Ahead of World AIDS Day, he pens his thoughts on the “tokenistic” gay blood ban.

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Same-sex marriage bill passes, our other anthem fills the House of Representatives

Same-sex marriage bill passes, our other anthem fills the House of Representatives | Gay News | Scoop.it

After years of debate, a postal survey, a long afternoon of amendments, the same-sex marriage bill was passed by the House of Representatives.

Let's take a look at how it unfolded.

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When same-sex marriage finally passed Parliament, gravity no longer had meaning

When same-sex marriage finally passed Parliament, gravity no longer had meaning | Gay News | Scoop.it

Never had a larger, more expectant crowd sat so intently and for so long in the public galleries of the House of Representatives.

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Tony Abbott, Barnaby Joyce, Scott Morrison and the other MPs who didn't vote 'yes' or 'no'

Tony Abbott, Barnaby Joyce, Scott Morrison and the other MPs who didn't vote 'yes' or 'no' | Gay News | Scoop.it

When it came to the final vote on same-sex marriage, it was standing room only on the "yes" side of the House of Representatives, while a lonely group of just four "no" voters perched on the other side. 

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Alex Greenwich: We did this together. Today we celebrate a resounding victory for love.

Alex Greenwich: We did this together. Today we celebrate a resounding victory for love. | Gay News | Scoop.it

We had major setbacks over the years, but they just made us stronger. Australia has marriage equality, and our country is a better place for it

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Thank you Alex. You have been extraordinary leader for this cause for many years. You are inspiration and I am so grateful for everything you have done for myself, the LGBTIQ community and the entire nation.

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Lawmaker proposes during Australian same-sex marriage debate

Lawmaker proposes during Australian same-sex marriage debate | Gay News | Scoop.it

An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner Monday during Parliament’s debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country.

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Scott Johnson was victim of gay-hate attack, inquest rules

Scott Johnson was victim of gay-hate attack, inquest rules | Gay News | Scoop.it

Third coronial inquest finds that 27-year-old US mathematician was killed in wave of homophobic attacks in Sydney in 1980s, and did not kill himself

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Historic Family Court win for young transgender people

Historic Family Court win for young transgender people | Gay News | Scoop.it

In a landmark decision today the Full Court of the Family Court has ruled that young people who experience gender dysphoria and wish to undergo hormone treatment may now be able to do so without the approval of the Family Court.

 

The case of Re Kelvin concerned a 16 year old transgender young man who made an application to the Family Court to approve his testosterone treatment. The case was referred up to the Full Court to reconsider its role in such cases and today the Court ruled that access to hormone treatment would no longer require Court authorisation.

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