Australia

Australia

Top 8 Gay-Friendly Travel Destinations

Travel
To avoid experiencing problems while on vacation, it’s a good idea to choose a place that is welcoming to the gay community. Here are eight gay-friendly travel destinations to consider for your next vacation. ...
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Study Shows Strong Global Support for Gender Equality, Especially Among Women

International
The strongest support for women having the same rights as men is found in Europe, followed by Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. ...
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Lesbian Couple Ordered to Hand Adopted Child Back to Birth Mom, Changed Her Mind

International
After living with lesbian mothers since birth, an Australian girl will be “transitioned” back to her biological family after her birth mother “changed her mind.” ...
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Italy’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled a Human Rights Violation

International
Currently there are only 20 nations in the world that have legalized same-sex marriage, while Mexico has legalized it in certain regions of their country. ...
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Homophobia Common in American Sports, New Study

Michael Sam/NFL/USATSI
Top News Sports
The world’s first international study on homophobia in sports has revealed widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans. ...
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Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Tackles Homophobia

Elyse Villani and Alex Blackwell
Top News International
Big names in Australian sport were cheered by the crowds as they helped shine a spotlight on homophobia at Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. ...
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Sydney Cafe Owner Leaves Behind Partner of 14 Years

Man Haron Monis, a self-proclaimed Muslim “cleric,” held 17 people inside the cafe hostage. Tori wrestled with Monis in an attempt to take his gun away and give hostages time to escape. During the struggle, he was shot.
Top News International
After wrestling with the man who took Lindt Cafe hostage in Sydney, gay manager Tori Johnson, 34, was shot and later died in the hospital. ...
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Queer Down Under: Top 15 Picks for a Queer Seattleite in Sydney

Travel
Queer Down Under: I attended GiRLTHING and it reminded me of Girl4Girl circa 2006. But because the drinking age is 18, everyone looks like jailbait. ...
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Lesbian Offers ‘Jewish Penicillin’ to Melbourne Community

Top News International
She comes from a Hungarian/German family who established their life in Melbourne when her grandparents migrated after surviving the Holocaust and Auschwitz. ...
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Queer Down Under: A Seattleite in Oz, Episode Two

Travel
Knowing basically no one here in the queer community, I decided I would break into the lesbian scene in Sydney the old fashioned way: the internet. ...
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