Saturday, February 23, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to the Sydney Mardi Gras parade

Final Fantasy XIV will be the first video game to have a float at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Square Enix confirmed that...

Courtney Act makes Dancing with the Stars Australia debut with male partner

Drag queen Courtney Act has made her debut on Dancing with the Stars Australia with her male dance partner Joshua Keefe. Courtney Act, whose real name is Shane...

Sydney iconic rainbow crossing is set to return for Mardi Gras

A rainbow crossing previously installed in Sydney in 2013 is set to make a comeback for the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras festival. The...

Victoria to become first Australian state to ban conversion therapy

Victoria is set to become the first state in Australia to introduce a ban on conversion therapy. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria (head of government)...

Australian senator Cory Bernardi says same-sex marriage leads to bestiality

The leader of the Australian Conservatives, Cory Bernardi, has suggested that the legalisation of same-sex marriage in his country has resulted in a push...

Indonesia mayor targets gay people ‘because they’re possessed by demons’

A mayor in Indonesia has ordered the arrest of LGBT+ people so religious authorities can conduct exorcisms on them. Mayor of Padang Mahyeldi Ansharullah has...

Japanese city of a million legally recognises same-sex couples

The Japanese city of Chiba has given official recognition to same-sex couples. Chiba, which is home to a million people, issued certificates to four same-sex...

Pride Toronto votes to ban police again, despite losing sponsors

Pride Toronto members have voted to again ban uniformed police officers from taking part in the 2019 Pride parade, despite a funding crisis caused...

Australia equal marriage vote caused ‘psychological distress’ for LGBT people

Gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Australia experienced significant “psychological distress” during a public postal vote on equal marriage, a study has found. The study...

Restaurant fined $7,000 for throwing out trans woman who used bathroom

A Washington DC restaurant has been handed a $7,000 fine for discriminating against a trans woman who had used the women’s bathroom. Charlotte Clymer, who...

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