The saddest thing imaginable is someone dying on their honeymoon. But Australia’s homophobia made it even more of a nightmare for one gay man who lost his husband.
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Queer gamers will unite at GX Australia, the continent’s first ever queer gaming conference. It happens this February in Sydney.
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Australian police believe at least 26 victims of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, Brother Robert Best, have committed suicide after attending schools at which he taught. Twenty-six. Best will be sentenced on Monday for 27 charges involving 11 other boys that he raped between 1969 and 1988. Australian police […]
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Armistead Maupin is a widely known American author, perhaps best known for his Tales of the City series. He and his husband, Chris Turner, were recently in Alice Springs, Australia for a book tour. While in town, the couple who legally wed in California after same-sex marriage was legalized (but […]
Real talk, it’s a rough Monday morning here in the Unicorn Booty stable. The trees and flowers are blooming, and my oh my aren’t those cherry blossoms all around Seattle just the most beautiful thing ever? Well, they’re also borderline lethal! This is the time of year that my eyes […]
Host Ron Wilson and Mardi Gras Co-Chair Pete Urmson were discussing the Australian mega-event akin to an American National Gay Pride celebration on Australia’s Ten Network, and all was fine and dandy. That is, until Wilson broke out the haterade and poured himself a nice, big glass while on the […]
In a country where the biggest generator of tourist travel and dollars is the annual gay Mardi Gras Festival, you’ll find politicians endorsing not just LGBT rights, but also LGBT events and customs, creating one of the best places on the planet for humans!
We’re talking about Australia, mate! There are few countries in the world with cities in which gay culture is so mainstream. Australians like a good time, and from the cities of Sydney and Melbourne to Lady Jane Beach, where clothing is optional, the gay community is vibrant, busy, and just plain awesome. Where else can you find the likes of Turtle Cove – a gay hotel on a private beach, and Taylor Square – the heart of the gay district in Sydney?
Australia, along with the U.S., is one of the few countries where laws regarding gay rights and sexual orientation are made on a state level. Sodomy laws, for the most part, were dropped long ago, and although prostitution is legal in many states, face-to-face soliciting usually is not. While attitudes toward gay people in Australia vary, there are fewer and fewer people who believe it’s any of their business whether you’re gay or straight.
What that translates to, to us, is “Party on” – and you can bet that on any given day you can find all kinds of exciting news about the gay scene in Australia – get started right here!