Image Credit: Accidentally Alex A "Yes" campaign sign hanging in Elwood, Melbourne during the same-sex marriage postal survey Researchers from the University Of Sydney have found what LGBT Australians already know – the hate-filled 2017 marriage equality postal survey debate caused serious psychological harm to the LGBT community, increasing our levels of depression, anxiety and stress. Researchers examined the mental health of same-sex attracted Australians during the postal
Photo Credit: Screenshot from On Your Side music video Ruby Rose has announced on Twitter that after two years together, she and Jessica Origliasso broke up a few months ago. Fans speculated that the tweet was an April Fools Joke, but Rose responded by tweeting “I understand it’s “April 1st” but I would never use something so personal as an April fools joke.” The couple first dated in 2008, stayed friends and then reconnected in 2016, with Rose starring in and directing The V
Photo Credit Alison Standen Facebook. Alison Standen, left, and Kate Grady. Alison Standen has become Tasmania’s first openly lesbian member of parliament. During the divisive and hate-filled Australian same-sex marriage postal survey in October last year, Labor’s then candidate for the seat of Franklin in Tasmania, Alison Standen, told The Mercury why she was running for public office. “In years to come, whether I’m elected or not, I want to be able to look into my son’s eye
Photo Credit: @TimWilsonMP Twitter They've been engaged for nine long years, and on Sunday 11th March, Liberal MP Tim Wilson finally married the love of his life, Ryan Bolger. On December 4, 2017, during his speech in the marriage equality debate, Wilson proposed for a second time to his fiancé of nine years, school teacher Ryan Bolger. It was a first for Australian parliament and a moment that made the news around the world.
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Apple is celebrating Australian marriage equality with its new Iphone X ad campaign 'First Dance.' The ads feature footage of real same-sex couples enjoying the first dance at their weddings. All of the footage was shot on the Iphone X and the soundtrack is Courtney Barnett’s cover of ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ by INXS. The campaign features a 60 second ad, plus three shorter versions which each feature one couple. The couples are Meg and Ann-Marie, Nick and Rob and Antony and Ro
On Wednesday the Senate passed marriage equality 43 votes to 12, with Labor, the Greens, the Nick Xenaphon Team and Liberal marriage equality supporters voting down conservative amendments aimed at weakening discrimination protections. The Senate chamber erupted with applause after the historic vote, with Senators hugging and crying. "This is the Senate's day," said Liberal senator Dean Smith, whose bill was being debated. "This is a demonstration that working across the cham