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One year after Yes vote, same-sex couples celebrate - and fight anew

One year after Yes vote, same-sex couples celebrate - and fight anew

As debate over religious freedom roars, one church is already marrying same-sex couples - but for how long?

  • by Michael Koziol

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Canberra LGBTQIA+ teens are here, queer, and at a prom of their own
LGBT

Canberra LGBTQIA+ teens are here, queer, and at a prom of their own

"This is a chance for me to have the prom I always wanted, but couldn't have."

  • by Serena Coady
ACT discrimination law changes 'could be model for Commonwealth'
Canberra

ACT discrimination law changes 'could be model for Commonwealth'

However analysis also indicates the proposed changes fall short of protecting the LGBTI community from religious discrimination in hospitals and aged care facilities.

  • by Katie Burgess
Religious freedom backflip: Anglican Archbishop 'deeply sorry' for schools' letter
Religion

Religious freedom backflip: Anglican Archbishop 'deeply sorry' for schools' letter

The letter - signed by 34 schools - argued for the preservation of laws giving them the power to discriminate against gay students and teachers.

  • by Jordan Baker & Michael Koziol
We don't want the right to sack gay teachers, say Australia's most senior Anglican leaders
Religious freedom

We don't want the right to sack gay teachers, say Australia's most senior Anglican leaders

"We have no desire to do so, and no desire for the legal right to discrimination along those lines," the Melbourne Archbishop said.

  • by Michael Koziol & Jordan Baker
'Secret lives away from their wives': a look at new play Exclusion
LGBT

'Secret lives away from their wives': a look at new play Exclusion

David Atfield's latest work explores human sexuality, hypocrisy and raw ambition in a politically-charged Canberra setting.

  • by Serena Coady
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'We are sorry': Anglican school backtracks from letter on gay teachers and students
LGBT

'We are sorry': Anglican school backtracks from letter on gay teachers and students

The school's leaders appeared to blame the Sydney Anglican diocese for a poorly-timed and poorly-worded communique.

  • by Michael Koziol
High school lesson that left deep and damaging mark on my friends
Opinion
Opinion

High school lesson that left deep and damaging mark on my friends

My school taught me girls can do anything. Except, of course, have sex with the wrong kind of people, in the wrong sort of circumstances.

  • by Louise Schwartzkoff
'Devastating': Anglican heads' letter prompts anger and division
Private schools

'Devastating': Anglican heads' letter prompts anger and division

A move by Anglican school heads to protect religious freedom exemptions from anti-discrimination laws have prompted fury among alumni and division between schools.

  • by Jordan Baker
Fearless performers set for the stage at Mardi Gras 2019
City life

Fearless performers set for the stage at Mardi Gras 2019

More than 100 events will be staged during next year's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, culminating in the parade.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Loud and proud: Why the LGBTIQ Pride movement is still relevant to all of us
LGBT

Loud and proud: Why the LGBTIQ Pride movement is still relevant to all of us

“As a gay man you will still make an assessment about whether you’re going to hold hands [with your partner] in public."

  • by Kate Hedley