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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

jessie j comes out as straight! or, bisexuality as ‘just a phase’

Sigrid Cross
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Singer Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name as Jessie J says she is no longer bisexual and instead is exclusively interested in men. Speaking to The Mirror‘s 3am earlier in the week, Jessie J says: ‘I feel that if I continue my career not speaking on it, I almost feel more of…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: high court recognises third gender in NSW

Ruby Grant
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The Australian High Court has ruled in favour of a third gender category, now legally recognising ‘gender neutral’ in NSW, with Queensland and Victoria likely to follow. The ruling comes after a Sydneysider won their case against the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to be granted a gender-non-specific birth certificate. Norrie,…
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Saturday 29 March 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

lesbian chic: I didn’t know my sexuality was a fashion trend

Dom Fox
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‘Lesbians! They’re everywhere!’ – (style.com) Style’s newest article, ‘Is lesbian chic here to stay?‘ manages to throw all logic out the window as they introduce the idea that it is not what you’re wearing that’s in style this season – it’s your sexuality. The concept of lesbian chic has been thrown around on online fashion…
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Friday 7 March 2014
News

in brief: nun apologises to trans community for damages done by the catholic church

Kezia Lubanszky
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An anonymous nun has apologised to the trans* community for the damage done to them by the catholic church. Known throughout the media as Sister Monica (her real name can’t be used at the request of her congregation), the nun is a minister for trans communities worldwide. Like many women under scrutiny by the catholic…
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Monday 3 March 2014
Featured Politics

clear conscience? what a conscience vote means for australian marriage equality

Ally Van Schilt
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Deputy Leader for the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek, introduced a private members’ bill last Tuesday morning aimed at legalising gay marriage in Australia. This bill was an effort designed to pressure Prime Minister Tony Abbott into deciding on whether Government MPs will be allowed a conscience vote. A conscience vote (or free vote) is where legislators…
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Thursday 27 February 2014
News Politics World

in brief: texas same-sex marriage ban found unconstitutional

Sarah Iuliano
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An injunction has been issued in the American state of Texas to stop a law banning gay marriage from coming into effect. The voter-driven ban has been deemed unconstitutional by US District judge Orlando Garcia, who wrote that its ‘state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in [the] United States Constitution’. ‘These Texas laws deny Plaintiffs…
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
News World

in brief: ugandan president signs anti-gay bill

Matilda Mornane
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Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has signed a bill that will toughen the penalties for LGBT people, including life sentences for gay sex and same-sex marriage. While a proposed sentence of up to 14 years for first-time offenders has been removed, homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda. President Museveni had previously agreed to hold the…
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Thursday 20 February 2014
News

in brief: cosmo stopped rosie o’donnell from coming out in 1992

Sarah Iuliano
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Actor-comedian Rosie O’Donnell has revealed she would have come out ten years earlier if late US Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown hadn’t canned parts of a 1992 magazine article. She told web series Mondays with Marlo she believed Gurley Brown was trying to protect her. ‘At that time it would have been a huge issue,…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: ellen page comes out at LGBT youth welfare conference

Yalei Wang
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  Ellen Page, star of 2007’s Juno and up-coming X Men: Days of Future Past, has come out as gay at conference THRIVE, which promotes the welfare of LGBT youth, held at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page stated: ‘I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission, I…
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Friday 14 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: new gender options made available on Facebook

Danielle Scoins
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A recent update to social media site Facebook has resulted in approximately 50 different terms which users can use to describe their gender. The update signifies a move away from traditional gender binary discussion of ‘male’ or ‘female’, and aims to make the site more inclusive for the LGBTIQ members of its 159 million monthly…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: beyonce releases LGBT inclusive underwear line

Kezia Lubanszky
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Searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift? Beyonce’s new range of underwear might be just what you’re looking for. Designed specifically for Valentine’s Day, the new ‘Yours and Mine’ box sets are proudly LGBT inclusive. Sold directly from Beyonce’s website, the $40 sets feature boy-shorts and boxers emblazoned with the words ‘yours’ and ‘mine.’ The sets…
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Wednesday 5 February 2014
News World

in brief: scotland legalises same-sex marriage and passes historic transgender law

Ruby Grant
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Today, Scotland has become the 17th country to legalise same-sex marriage! The first Scottish same-sex weddings can now take place in October, after the vote passed parliament 105 to 18. The parliament also voted down several attempts to amend the bill to protect the rights/interests of religious celebrants who opposed the law. Scottish health secretary,…
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Saturday 1 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: US department store launches ad campaign with trans* models

Sarah Iuliano
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New York department store, Barneys’ has launched its fashion advertising campaign featuring 17 trans* models. The Brothers, Sisters, Sons and Daughters campaign, spearheaded by David Freeman, aims to create awareness and acceptance of the trans* community. Despite the social advances achieved by gays, lesbians and bisexuals and their presence in the media, Freeman’s concept aims…
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Tuesday 14 January 2014
News Sexuality

victoria becomes first state to erase criminal records of gay men

Ally Van Schilt
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Victoria will become the first state to erase the criminal record of men who were previously convicted of having gay sex before homosexuality was decriminalised in the state in 1981. The state government announced the policy on Sunday at the launch of Midsumma, the state’s annual gay and lesbian event, to a crowd of over…
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