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Sunday Essay: The Myth Of The Ancient Greek ‘gay Utopia’

Sunday essay: the myth of the ancient Greek ‘gay utopia’

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The Fall of the Titans, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, circa 1590. Wikimedia In recent years, we have seen significant advances won for LGBT rights through hard-fought legal cases and well-targeted political campaigns. Yet it is...
AUSTRALIANS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO LEGALISE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Australians vote overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage

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Supporters of same-sex marriage in Melbourne celebrate the Yes result. David Crosling/AAP Australia should have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas after an overwhelming 61.6% “yes” vote in the voluntary postal ballot, to 38.4% for...

The Coalition’s record on social policy: big on promises, short on follow-through

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The marriage equality debate raised questions of religioos freedom that have yet to be resolved. Danny Casey (AAP) Religious freedom Anja Hilkemeijer, Law Lecturer, University of Tasmania; and Amy Maguire, Associate Professor, University of...
queen’s birthday street party – st kilda

Queen’s Birthday Street Party – St Kilda

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THIS SUNDAY 11 June 2017 all eyes will be on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda .... and this time, for all the right reasons! The Gatwick is now vacant and preparations for The Block 2018 are...
‘treatments’ As Torture: Gay Conversion Therapy’s Deep Roots In Australia

‘Treatments’ as torture: gay conversion therapy’s deep roots in Australia

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Gay conversion therapy is often carried out in the name of religion. Shutterstock Less than six months after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage, the topic of gay conversion “therapy” reared its head in Victoria. A proposal to debate...
THE ROAD TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SUPPORT HAS BEEN LONG – AND THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER YET

The road to same-sex marriage support has been long – and the fight isn’t...

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People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne. AAP Image/Luis Enrique Ascui Wednesday's same-sex marriage survey results represent a moment of extraordinary change. It is well within living memory that...
marriage vote : how advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates

Marriage vote : how advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates

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The ‘Yes’ campaign’s first ad focused on the evidential flaws with the ‘No’ campaign’s ads. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia was always bound to be divisive and emotive. And as a public vote...
How The Histories Of Mardi Gras And Gay Tourism In Australia Are Intertwined

How the histories of Mardi Gras and gay tourism in Australia are intertwined

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Within a little more than a decade following the 1978 riot, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade nourished the emergence of a budding gay and lesbian tourism...
After A Long Struggle, The Uniting Church Becomes The First To Offer Same-sex Marriage

After a long struggle, the Uniting Church becomes the first to offer same-sex marriage

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For some, this recent decision is a source of celebration and perhaps even symbolic, finally, of full equality in the church for gay and lesbian members. Wes Mountain From Friday, September 21, the Uniting Church (UCA) will...
what economics has to say about same-sex marriage

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

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If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted. David Crosling/AAP Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key...