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April 2, 2014

S Club 7, Stooshe and Foxes also to perform at the two-day event in the West Midlands

A star studded line-up of headline acts for this year’s Birmingham Pride have been announced ahead of the festival next month.

Conor Maynard, and ‘90s legend Gabrielle will be headlining the two day bank holiday festival alongside acts like S Club 7, Ms Dynamite, Stooshe and heartthrob Elyar Fox.

This year’s parade will start in Birmingham’s Victoria Square on 24 May, and will follow the theme of Equality and Freedom around the world.

March 19, 2014

Australia’s Living Waters ‘ex-gay’ ministry has announced it will close by the end of June - citing a lack of interest and lack of qualified personnel to continue operating

Australian ‘ex-gay’ ministry Living Waters has announced it will close its doors and its national director will resign by the end of the month.

Living Waters national director Ron Brookman made the announcement 12 March in a group newsletter, writing, ‘I sense, and the board and leadership team around me concur that, sadly, it is time to wind up the ministry.’

March 19, 2014

Australia’s Living Waters ‘ex-gay’ ministry has announced it will close by the end of June - citing a lack of interest and lack of qualified personnel to continue operating

Australian ‘ex-gay’ ministry Living Waters has announced it will close its doors and its national director will resign by the end of the month.

Living Waters national director Ron Brookman made the announcement 12 March in a group newsletter, writing, ‘I sense, and the board and leadership team around me concur that, sadly, it is time to wind up the ministry.’

February 3, 2014

The leaders of the major parties in the Australian state of Victoria are battling each other to win the gay vote with the Labor Party now pledging to make its Safe Schools LGBTI support program compulsory for all public high schools

The Labor Party in the Australian state of Victoria has promised that every public high school in the state will get Safe School support programs for LGBTI young people if it wins November elections and retakes power.

State Opposition leader Daniel Andrews made the announcement yesterday at Melbourne’s Midsumma LGBTI Pride March, telling marchers, ‘Every Victorian is entitled to feel safe in the school yard – they have a right to be who they are and they have a right to belong.’

January 14, 2014

New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory will consider joining Victoria and Tasmania in wiping convictions of men charged with having adult gay sex before it was decriminalized

The Australian state of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory may follow Victoria and Tasmania in quashing historical convictions for gay sex before it was legalized.

January 13, 2014

The luxurious Nadler Hotels in Soho and Kensington are offering a special rate for visitors to the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show this weekend

Visitors to the LGBTI Travel Show can get a specially discounted rate at two of London’s best gay-friendly boutique hotels this weekend.

The Nadler Hotels in Soho and Kensington offer affordable luxury at the heart of two of the UK capital’s most exciting districts.

On the 17, 18 and 19 January they are offering 15% off their best available room rates – for guests coming to the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show.

January 13, 2014

SameSame.com.au, Australia’s leading LGBTI website, was in Melbourne this weekend to photograph the launch of Midsumma, the city’s gay pride festival

January to March isn’t winter for Australia, it’s the start of their LGBTI festival circuit.

This weekend, an estimated 90,000 party-goers kicked off three weeks of gay pride at the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens.

With support from Victoria Tourism Board and the City of Melbourne, Midsumma saw LGBTI people, allies and pets roam the park for hours of sun and socializing until the night-time T Dance and Confetti Party.

November 20, 2013

From relishing overnights in trendy suites to not minding early mornings in bayside jacuzzis, Gay Star Travel settles into three of Canada's most attractive and accommodating hotels

Sleeping in British Columbia, Canada, is like sleeping in a home away from home (with a few chic embellishments).

November 20, 2013

From relishing overnights in trendy suites to not minding early mornings in bayside jacuzzis, Gay Star Travel settles into three of Canada's most attractive and accommodating hotels

Sleeping in British Columbia, Canada, is like sleeping in a home away from home (with a few chic embellishments).

November 12, 2013

Celebrities and politicians joined thousands of parade-goers at the fifth annual LGBTI rights march

When Cyd Ho, a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, went up onto the platform to show her support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, the 2013 Hong Kong Pride Parade reached its climax with thousands of people’s cheers.

'The government’s support means a lot to us,’ said Abby Lee, one of the organizers of the 9 November event held at the Victoria Park.

‘I hope to have more people to push the government to be more active and supportive of LGBT community.’

November 12, 2013

Celebrities and politicians joined thousands of parade-goers at the fifth annual LGBTI rights march

When Cyd Ho, a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, went up onto the platform to show her support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, the 2013 Hong Kong Pride Parade reached its climax with thousands of people’s cheers.

'The government’s support means a lot to us,’ said Abby Lee, one of the organizers of the 9 November event held at the Victoria Park.

‘I hope to have more people to push the government to be more active and supportive of LGBT community.’

November 7, 2013

Bisexual actress Saffron Burrows will play lesbian comic book character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – the first time an openly LGBT Marvel character has been portrayed on screen

Marvel Comics will have its first openly gay character portrayed on screen when actress Saffron Burrows plays openly lesbian character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Marvel made the announcement that Burrows would play Hand yesterday in a blog post with the first pictures of Burrows in the role.

November 6, 2013

Carmen Carrera went from RuPaul’s Drag Race to the pages of W magazine. Is the Victoria Secret runway next for her?

It’s about time we had an Angel from the LGBTI community.

New Jersey-born Carmen Carrera, who stole hearts and snatched wigs as a contestant in season three from RuPaul’s Drag Race, has received nearly 18,000 signatures on an online petition to become the first transgender model to rock the Victoria’s Secret runway.

November 6, 2013

Carmen Carrera went from RuPaul’s Drag Race to the pages of W magazine. Is the Victoria Secret runway next for her?

It’s about time we had an Angel from the LGBTI community.

New Jersey-born Carmen Carrera, who stole hearts and snatched wigs as a contestant in season three from RuPaul’s Drag Race, has received nearly 18,000 signatures on an online petition to become the first transgender model to rock the Victoria’s Secret runway.

October 30, 2013

The western part of Canada is home to sweeping forests, skiing resorts, the best aquarium in the country and a Japan-like spring that will seduce you with its 37,000 blossoming cherry trees

A visit to Britsh Columbia means you can enjoy the mildest climate in Canada and get a chance to see a whale swimming in the sea.

You can also discover a park with the oldest trees you have ever seen and breathe the fresh air these wonderful forests give you for free.

Say ‘hello’ to a beluga at the Vancouver aquarium or rent a bike to explore Victoria, ‘the cycling capital of Canada’ as it is known, catch the sun on a Vancouver beach or try the best salmon ever.

October 30, 2013

The western part of Canada is home to sweeping forests, skiing resorts, the best aquarium in the country and a Japan-like spring that will seduce you with its 37,000 blossoming cherry trees

A visit to Britsh Columbia means you can enjoy the mildest climate in Canada and get a chance to see a whale swimming in the sea.

You can also discover a park with the oldest trees you have ever seen and breathe the fresh air these wonderful forests give you for free.

Say ‘hello’ to a beluga at the Vancouver aquarium or rent a bike to explore Victoria, ‘the cycling capital of Canada’ as it is known, catch the sun on a Vancouver beach or try the best salmon ever.

October 18, 2013

The welcoming capital of British Columbia, Canada, is home to whale watching, buzzing nightclubs, British food and a craft beer-tasting cycling tour

Welcome to the edge of the world, welcome to Vancouver Island, welcome to Victoria.

The capital of British Columbia, Canada, is a scenic harbor and city in ‘Old English’ style. Here is where I found the popular British sausage and mash and fish and chips in a North American city. But I found a warm and welcoming LGBT community as well, represented by the Victoria Pride Society.

October 18, 2013

The welcoming capital of British Columbia, Canada, is home to whale watching, buzzing nightclubs, British food and a craft beer-tasting cycling tour

Welcome to the edge of the world, welcome to Vancouver Island, welcome to Victoria.

The capital of British Columbia, Canada, is a scenic harbor and city in ‘Old English’ style. Here is where I found the popular British sausage and mash and fish and chips in a North American city. But I found a warm and welcoming LGBT community as well, represented by the Victoria Pride Society.

September 8, 2013

Following on from his test in the outgoing RR Sport, Chris Thomas jumps into a very new RR Evoque

Unless you have been in an automotive black hole for the last year you can't have failed to notice the new baby of the Range Rover family prancing around our countryside and urban sprawls.

It has fast become the darling of the suburban set, maybe due to the amount of press it has received, the very well publicised 'design' involvement of Victoria 'don't call me posh' Beckham or maybe, as I think, because it is gorgeous.

August 19, 2013

Larger than average crowds have turned out for the last same-sex marriage protests before the Australian election in the cities of Melbourne and Brisbane, with thousands attending across both cities

Thousands of LGBTs and their allies marched and rallied in the state capitals of Queensland and Victoria on Saturday in the last protest actions in support of same-sex marriage that will be held in Brisbane and Melbourne before Australian voters go to the polls.

Melbourne Greens MP Adam Bandt told protesters at the Melbourne rally that they should be proud of themselves for bringing the Australian public around to their way of thinking.

June 29, 2013

'My father says, "my father was a barber in Shepparton. He must have been gay as well!' says boyfriend of former Australian prime minister about having his sexuality questioned on a radio interview

Tim Mathieson, the boyfriend of recently ousted Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, has been joking with the press about being called gay by a radio host earlier this month.

Howard Sattler lost his job at Radio 6PR when he asked then prime minister Gillard if her partner was gay during a live interview.

June 28, 2013

A 29 year-old man was bashed and robbed by two men who followed him out of a popular Melbourne gay nightclub on Sunday morning after he refused to share a cab with them

A 29 year-old Melbourne gay man has gone public after he was followed out of a popular gay night club and then bashed and robbed by two men.

Corey Croft had left the Peel Hotel in Collingwood at around 7am on Sunday and was approached by two strangers who struck up a conversation with him.

The men offered to share a cab with him and were initially friendly but attacked him after he declined the offer.

May 31, 2013

Australia is to get a national LGBT phone counseling service with the country’s five state LGBT counseling services working together with the National LGBTI Health Alliance to provide the service

LGBT and intersex Australians will be able to get over the phone counseling wherever they are in the country thanks to a new initiative from the country’s existing five state LGBT phone counseling services and the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

May 31, 2013

Australia is to get a national LGBT phone counseling service with the country’s five state LGBT counseling services working together with the National LGBTI Health Alliance to provide the service

LGBT and intersex Australians will be able to get over the phone counseling wherever they are in the country thanks to a new initiative from the country’s existing five state LGBT phone counseling services and the National LGBTI Health Alliance.