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No sex please, we’re Australian

OPINION The Australian government’s recent decision to censor an American film containing six minutes of gay sex scenes has been condemned by filmmakers, free speech advocates and the gay community at home and globally. Starring James Franco and directed by Travis Matthews, I Want Your Love was scheduled to screen this week at the Melbourne […]

A sad end for GAYTMs

By Ranee Orklin Two “GAYTMs” that were vandalised Oxford Street at the weekend will not be replaced, as they were being decommissioned anyway, the ANZ bank says. The bank’s machines had been covered in rainbow panels to celebrate Mardi Gras, and Sunday night’s act of vandalism has been labelled by some locals as a homophobic […]

Alleged Mardi Gras altercation

On a night otherwise unmarred by the violent incidents which struck last year’s Mardi Gras, one participant has reported an altercation with a man in the Liberal Party float. Paul Kidd, 49, was marching with “Operation Border Insecurity”, a political float raising concerns about the federal government’s policies, particularly in regard to asylum seekers. He […]

A rainbow of love

In the lead up to this year’s Mardi Gras, Leichhardt council will host ‘Feel The Love Leichhardt’, on February 12. The reception, now in its second year, will feature guest speakers at Council’s administration building. Chair of Leichhardt LGBTIQ, Teresa Savage, said: “Leichhardt has a proud LGBTQI history, with many members of the lesbian community […]

Christian Democratic Party lacks ‘basic human rights’

Political campaigners highlighted the Christian Democratic Party’s lack of concern with regards to basic human rights and justice following the party’s obstruction of a motion in the NSW Parliament last week to commemorate transgender victims of violence. The motion put forward by the Greens on Transgender Day of Remembrance intended to acknowledge the harassment, discrimination […]

The ex-gay ministry that won’t go away

EXCLUSIVE A Christian charity registered in Balmain East which practices "reparative therapy" is seeking to revive itself and recruit a new pastoral worker, it can be revealed. Liberty Christian Ministries is one of only three known outfits in Sydney running ex-gay programs, and the only one based in the inner west. It has placed an […]