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WATCH: The only case for marriage equality anyone should need

Say "I do."
David Grant
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WATCH: Speedo-clad young man is possibly the craziest vacationer of all time

Cruise ship staff wouldn't let him barge up to the tanning deck without a ticket, so he went certifiably bananas.
Derek de Koff
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Hunting gay men for sport: Australia investigating the deaths of 88 men as hate crimes

According to police, gangs of teenage boys would hunt gay men and throw them off cliffs to their deaths.
Derek de Koff
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Christian activists are losing their minds over these ads for shoes

A director for the Australian Christian Lobby has tweeted her upset over a Volley campaign that features a gay couple.
Jeff Taylor
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Gay guy thrown off bridge in near-fatal attack after rejecting advance from closeted man

He was discovered by his husband at around 2 a.m.
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Supermarket ALDI insists their mincing stereotype is totally straight

This Christmas was a bright spot for gay characters depicted realistically in commercials … except in Australia, where the supermarket ALDI ran a spot featuring a family of Americans who resist Australian holiday traditions until they finally give in. The problem with the ad — if it really is a problem — is the dad character, who is [...]
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Someone’s been handing out antigay hate literature disguised as Christmas gifts to school chidren

Up to ten school bus drivers may have been involved in the scheme.
Graham Gremore
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Australian Cowboy Couple Makes The Case For Marriage Equality

Australia still — somehow! — does not have marriage equality. This is mostly due to a lack of backbone by their politicians, since an overwhelming majority of Australian voters supports the freedom to marry but there is still enough vocal resistance to make elected officials nervous about taking a stand. As a result, the country’s seen a [...]
matt baume
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Australia’s First Gay Aboriginal Politician Makes Impassioned Case For Marriage Equality

It’s insane, but somehow Australia doesn’t yet have marriage equality — and they might not for many more years, due to an acute lack of political leadership. Now, the country’s first openly gay Aboriginal legislator is expressing his (entirely justified!) exasperation with his dumb colleagues. His name’s Chansey Paech, and he gave a great speech [...]
matt baume
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WATCH: Antigay Politician Confronted By Gay Brother On Live TV

Australian Sen. Bridget McKenzie faced a tough question on same-sex marriage from her own gay brother on ABC’s Q&A on Monday. Sen. McKenzie is against same-sex marriage and was asked, along with the rest of the panel, whether a nationwide vote on the issue is worth the cost and potential emotional and mental health outcomes which [...]
Jeff Taylor
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Comedian Jim Jefferies Wants Marriage Equality In Australia, ‘Gayest Place On Earth’

Australian stand-up comedian and actor Jim Jefferies told TMZ he wishes his home country would follow in America’s footsteps on gay marriage. Related: Australian Organizers Take Over Antigay Politician’s Website “Not for my benefit, but just for Australia not looking so backwards on the subject,” Jefferies said. “When America, and Ireland, and New Zealand achieve this [...]
Jeff Taylor
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New Gay Diving Drama “Barracuda” Offers Speedos, Sex, And Spite. We’re There.

Expect plenty of svelte bodies and angsty underwater screaming in Barracuda, a new Australian drama series that takes a look a the competitive world of gay swimmers. Related: Tom Daley Models Nearly Nonexistent New Speedo For The Olympics Based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, the four-part series sounds like a seriously diverting guilty pleasure: Melbourne 1996. The [...]
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