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June 6, 2012

Bob Brown recalls in a farewell speech how a tactical play almost led him to ban lesbian sex in Tasmania in 1986

Outgoing Australian Greens senator says his biggest political mistake almost saw him ban lesbian sex as a lone Green MP in Tasmania during the 1980s.

In a farewell speech ahead of his formal retirement next week at the National Press Club yesterday (5 June), the first openly gay senator recalled how the then opposition Labour party's decision not to move and get rid of section 122 of the criminal code - which banned male homosexuality only - caught him off guard.

June 3, 2012

Australian stars express their support for marriage equality in the July issue of Marie Claire

Actress Rachael Taylor fronts the cover of the latest issue of Marie Claire, joining forces with a sea of other Australian big names who have signed on to the magazine’s marriage equality campaign.

‘I think Australians are big-hearted and open-minded people, and embracing same-sex marriage is just a logical extension of who we are,’ said the cover girl.

‘I can’t wait to celebrate the weddings of ALL my friends in the coming year,’ she added. ‘It’s time.’

April 13, 2012

Greens leader Bob Brown retires after 25 years in politics

Australia’s first openly gay MP and first gay party leader, Bob Brown announced today he was retiring from politics. He will handover the leadership of the Greens party to his deputy Christine Milne and will step down from his senate seat in June.

April 13, 2012

Greens leader Bob Brown retires after 25 years in politics

Australia’s first openly gay MP and first gay party leader, Bob Brown announced today he was retiring from politics. He will handover the leadership of the Greens party to his deputy Christine Milne and will step down from his senate seat in June.