Australian play Lost Boys explores same-sex marriage and history of gay hate attacks

Australian play Lost Boys explores same-sex marriage and history of gay hate attacks

Posted May 18, 2018 05:03:01 Same-sex marriage might be legal now, but the ‘yes’ vote did not bury Australia’s grim history of anti-gay violence. The issue is the focus of a new play, Lost Boys, by award-winning writer Lachlan Philpott. It juxtaposes the national plebiscite on same-sex marriage in 2017 …

Marriage equality wasn’t the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians

Marriage equality wasn’t the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians

By Lee Carnie Posted May 17, 2018 09:03:54 Photo: The Yes result showed us what we already know. We are more powerful when we band together. (Supplied: Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service) Most Australians probably think that now we have marriage equality, LGBTI people’s rights are fully respected. …

‘Aboriginal’ redacted from birth, death, marriage certificates after being deemed an offensive term

‘Aboriginal’ redacted from birth, death, marriage certificates after being deemed an offensive term

Posted May 17, 2018 07:16:16 Photo: Garry Smith says his family’s historical records have been whitewashed. (ABC News: Rebecca Turner) Related Story: Doubts cast over Noongar genealogy plan Related Story: Labor promises funding for Indigenous teachers A West Australian bureaucrat has deemed the use of the term “Aboriginal” may be …

Allison Baden-Clay’s parents speak out about abusive marriage in hope of helping others

Allison Baden-Clay’s parents speak out about abusive marriage in hope of helping others

Updated May 13, 2018 14:35:07 Photo: Geoff and Priscilla Dickie said they had been reluctant to interfere. (ABC News) Related Story: Baden-Clay jailed for life for murdering wife Allison Related Story: Baden-Clay murder ruling ‘ends smear attempts against Allison’ Allison Baden-Clay’s parents say they were gradually cut off from their …

Wallabies star Israel Folau tweets anti-gay sermon warning against tolerating same-sex marriage

Wallabies star Israel Folau tweets anti-gay sermon warning against tolerating same-sex marriage

Updated May 09, 2018 09:42:54 Photo: Israel Folau has previously met with Rugby Australia officials over the airing of his religious views on same-sex marriage. (AP: Niall Carson) Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau has courted controversy yet again on social media, tweeting a link to a sermon warning against …

Catholics warn against ‘winner-takes-all’ approach on marriage equality | Australia news

Senior Australian Catholics have warned that marriage equality should not be a matter of “winner takes all” five months after unsuccessfully advocating a no vote in the postal survey which led to its legalisation. Fourteen years after the Howard government defined marriage in the civil law as exclusively between a …

Morning mail: plea from Nauru, Medicare levy rise dumped, millennial marriage | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 26 April. Top stories A 12-year-old asylum seeker held on Nauru has publicly pleaded for his severely depressed mother to be moved to Australia, for the urgent medical treatment doctors have been recommending for …

Secret to a happy marriage is getting through the first 20 years, study says

Secret to a happy marriage is getting through the first 20 years, study says

Posted April 24, 2018 15:42:35 When was the happiest time in your marriage? New research from the United States has shown that for many couples the happiest period is after they hit the 20-year milestone. That’s around the same time couples’ participation in shared activities begins to increase and perhaps …

‘Marry first, then fall in love’: The evolution of love and marriage in China since Mao Zedong’s era

‘Marry first, then fall in love’: The evolution of love and marriage in China since Mao Zedong’s era

Updated April 22, 2018 08:29:04 Video: Yaosheng Zhang said it was more than just love that brought Xiuzhu Huang together 60 years ago. (Picture-Supplied Yaosheng Zhang) (The World) Married at First Sight has captured the attention of Australians who are drawn to the drama between complete strangers matched and made …

Woman who sacked contractor opposed to same-sex marriage cleared by Fair Work

Woman who sacked contractor opposed to same-sex marriage cleared by Fair Work

Updated April 19, 2018 15:28:19 A woman who stopped using the services of a children’s party entertainer after learning she publicly supported the No side of the same-sex marriage debate has been cleared by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Madlin Sims’s party business ended its relationship with a contractor, identified only …