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  • 9th November 2010

    Australian lesbian couple banned from school ball 13

    The girls complained that they been been discriminated against

    3:09 PM — A teenage lesbian couple in Australia are changing schools after they were barred from attending a ball together. Hannah Williams, 16, wanted to take her girlfriend Savannah Supski, also 16, to the event at Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar in Melbourne but the Year 11 student was told she could only attend the ball with a boy.

  • 8th November 2010

    Gay arts festival GFEST begins today 1

    GFEST director Niranjan Kamatkar with Lynne Featherstone and David Lammy

    6:35 PM — London's only LGBT arts festival begins today. GFEST will run for two weeks and features dozens of short films, exhibitions and performances by a range of artists.

  • ‘Gay’ Lebanese man refused Australian visa 6

    The man was denied a protection visa because authorities did not think he was gay

    5:22 PM — A Lebanese Muslim man was refused a protection visa in Australia because authorities did not believe he was gay. The man, who cannot be named, says he is gay but became engaged to an Australian woman to escape his abusive father.

  • 29th October 2010

    David Cameron supports gay arts event GFEST 18

    David Cameron sent a message of support to GFEST

    12:02 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has released a message of support for GFEST, London's annual gay arts and culture festival. The two-week festival starts on November 8th and will be held at venues across London.

  • 31st August 2010

    Australian same-sex adoption bill debate heats up 7

    The same-sex adoption bill is to be debated in Australian parliament on Thursday

    11:28 AM — Approximately 200 people were present in Sydney's New South Wales (NSW) Parliament House earlier today for a Council of Churches meeting and a public protest against the same-sex adoption bill.

  • 12th August 2010

    Australian man finally jailed for 19-year-old gay murder

    Felipe Flores was murdered in Sydney, Australia in 1991

    4:24 PM — An Australian man who murdered Ecudorian Felipe Flores in Sydney back in 1991, has been jailed for a minimum of eleven-and-a-half years.

  • 25th February 2010

    Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill 13

    The Senate rejected the bill

    2:57 PM — The Australian Senate today rejected a bill to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens. The bill was introduced by the Greens but was defeated 45-5, just days before the world's biggest gay celebration, Sydney Mardi Gras.

  • 19th February 2010

    Actors paid to ‘act gay’ in Sydney Mardi Gras 18

    Sydney Mardi Gras has been accused of becoming too corporate

    11:21 AM — Actors were paid to pretend to be gay in 2008's Sydney Mardi Gras, it has been claimed. According to the Scavenger, at least six actors were hired by furniture company IKEA to join its float.

  • 15th February 2010

    Sydney Mardi Gras attacked for being ‘too corporate’ 12

    Sydney Mardi Gras was accused of having become too corporate

    4:09 PM — The world's biggest gay festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, has been criticised for being too interested in corporate relationships, rather than community values and local activism.

  • 3rd February 2010

    Gay animal rights group ‘denied place in Sydney Mardi Gras’ 10

    Sydney Mardi Gras is to be held this month

    6:39 PM — An animal rights group have complained they were denied a float at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras. Animal Liberation NSW said it was deemed "not queer enough" to warrant a place in the procession.

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