In many cultures, gay life is fraught with risk

Matty Silver It is difficult enough for young men in Australia to come out when they realise they are gay, but being gay when you belong to a culture that doesn't accept homosexuality is much more difficult.


What can gay men teach straight people about sex?

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 19:  Two Lego men decorate the top of Paul McCarthy and Trent Kandler's wedding cake prior to the reception at Martin Bosley's on August 19, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand. Australian gay couple Paul McCarthy and Trent Kandler were flown to Wellington by Tourism New Zealand in a promotion to highlight to Australians that same-sex marriage is legal in New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Katherine Feeney Here’s what my friends have taught me:

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Lesbian life

Gay or straight, love is love

Same sex: a personal story.

The expectation to tick the sexual-preference box is boring, writes Cayla Edwards.

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'Second class citizens': gay marriage supporters march through Sydney


Sarah Whyte "Gays, straight, left, right: marriage is a civil right," was chanted throughout Sydney's CBD today as close to 1000 people marched for same sex marriage in Australia.

Ad puts a face to gay marriage issue

Sheenal Singh VALENTINE'S DAY is traditionally a time when heterosexual couples exchange syrupy love messages but a new television advertisement plans to switch the focus to gay marriage.

Lucy has a gay dad and a 'tummy mummy'

Neil McMahon STUART GENT hopes his daughter Lucy will grow up believing herself blessed, a girl conceived and born with love in mind and with the greatest care and deliberation.

PM should let the people vote on gay marriage

Bella Counihan MORE than three-quarters of Australians support a conscience vote on same-sex marriage and an increased majority want gay and lesbian couples to be able to marry.

A gay time for NY marriage

Cheryle Rudd and Kitty Lambert (R) react after being married at the stroke of midnight, at the brink of Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, New York, by the city's mayor, Paul Dyster, July 24, 2011.Thousands of gay and lesbian New Yorkers are getting ready to say

New York Several gay couples have become the first to wed legally in New York, the largest US state to sanction same-sex marriage.

Governor keeps his vow on gay marriage

Equality ...  gay-marriage campaigners celebrate in New York.

Esm E Deprez ALBANY: A bill to give gay couples the right to wed was approved by the New York Senate yesterday, making the US state the sixth and most-populous to legalise same-sex marriage.

Gay marriage move splits Congress


Simon Mann WASHINGTON: Gay and lesbian Americans embroiled in court action against laws that discriminate against same-sex couples have welcomed the Obama administration's decision to drop its support for a...

Leading the way

Pioneers in gay surrogacy shine a light on path for others

Elton John

Olga Craig The gay fathers who helped Elton John and his partner have become experts in the matter of surrogate babies, writes Olga Craig.

Domestic harmony

Gay parents are more equal than others

Lesbian parents Dale Newman and Alison Rutherford with their son.

Adele Horin ALISON RUTHERFORD is a little surprised that so many women she meets complain about their husbands' ineptness around the house.

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Just a little bit gay


Katherine Feeney Have you ever wondered whether you were a little bit gay?

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This is the last blog I intend to ever write, unmarried

Celebrating our commitment to love another: it is a gift that should be given to everyone.

Katherine Feeney Amidst all the joy of getting married, there will be hurt, writes Katherine Feeney.

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What we learn from our parents' relationship

modern family

Katherine Feeney Did your parents have a happy marriage? If they didn't, are you screwed? Too many of us are beginning on the backfoot, and I wonder, what hope is there, if any?

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Fantasies fulfilled, one night at a time

Sex Myths -busted.

Kathernine Feeney “One-night stands are the best way to live out your sexual fantasies.”

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Virtually yours

Players aplenty in dating game

The Sunday Age M Magazine. The influence of online dating.Pic shows model Kate MAc from Chadwicks.*****PLEASE CREDIT LOCATION AS

Joanne Brookfield Matchmaking has become a big business.

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Bisexuality: it's more about you than them

Matty Silver Most people don't understand the concept of bisexuality, and the assumption is often made that “you are either, gay, straight, or lying”.

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Breaking down culture of desire


Cosima Marriner We all know what causes the inherent tension between the sexes - men want sex more, lots more, than women.

New research

Study finds same-sex parenting is not harmful for children


Cosima Marriner Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well in their education, emotional and social development as those raised by heterosexual parents, new research shows.