Tag Archive | Sydney

Australia: Thousands march for gay marriage before plebiscite closes

Australia: Thousands march for gay marriage before plebiscite closes

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied around Australia on Saturday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, one week before final ballots can be submitted in a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. The largest crowd was in Sydney, where organizers said between 5,000 and 10,000 people gathered in front of […]

Australia: Macklemore Performs Gay Anthem At Rugby Final

Australia: Macklemore Performs Gay Anthem At Rugby Final

American rap artist Macklemore performed a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport’s bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage, as Australia votes on liberalising its marriage laws. Macklemore sang Same Love to more than 80,000 fans of a sport traditionally associated with macho values, as […]

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney yesterday (Sunday 10th September) urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people, clad in rainbow colours, converged on the […]

Watch: Emerald Warriors Captain Chats About Bingham Cup on Australian TV

The captain of the Emerald Warriors rugby team, Bru Amerlynck, appeared on ABC News in Sydney earlier today to discuss the Bingham Cup, also known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, which is currently taking place in Sydney. In the clip above, Bru Amerlynck discusses the success of the Bingham Cup, playing with a gay-inclusive […]

Historic Game: Australian gay rugby team to play first professional sporting match

Historic Game: Australian gay rugby team to play first professional sporting match

Australia’s first gay rugby union team, the Sydney Convicts, will make history when they become the first gay rugby team in the world to play as part of a professional match. In fact, it’s only the second time in the world that a gay team has been invited to play a curtain raiser ahead of […]

WIN: Tickets to ‘A Boy And A Bean’ @ Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

WIN: Tickets to ‘A Boy And A Bean’ @ Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

In the first of our ticket giveaways during the jam-packed 11th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, EILE Magazine has two tickets to give away to the Australian production, A Boy And A Bean, written by Nick Atkins. Jack likes David. David likes Jack. The story seems simple enough. Add to this a public debate about how they […]

Australia: Ian Ross Channel Seven Gay Former Newsreader Dies

Australia: Ian Ross Channel Seven Gay Former Newsreader Dies

Ian ‘Roscoe’ Ross, former Channel Seven newsreader in Sydney, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 73. The newsreader, who had joined the channel in 2003, only went public with his same-sex relationship in January of this year. Himself and partner Gray Bolte had been together for 22 years, and he was well liked […]