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HIV The Melbourne Conference & Declaration

The big news today is the confirmation of what many of us have suspected for some time: HIV infection rates are on the rise. Though strangely enough, not in Queensland,…

Birger King http://www.flickr.com/photos/birgerking

Freshly Doug Wednesday

On today’s menu: another reparative therapy ban, Red Cross red faced, accidental outings on Facebook, and GLBTI medical education. All Freshly Doug from the web for you this morning.

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Meth & HIV: Another Brick In the Stigma Wall

In this final part of The Stirrer investigation, two eminent experts help explore the crystal meth problem: Dr Rebecca McKetin from the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at ANU; and Dr Chad Bousman from the Department of Psychiatry from Melbourne University.

Marc Love http://www.flickr.com/photos/marclove/

Marrying For Money

No two ways about it, we lost two major battles for equal marriage, state and federal. But the war goes on. What we need now is to take a leaf out of our US cousins playbook and start building a warchest.

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Freshly Doug Tuesday

An English luvvie seeks love unending, priests being free with the truth and trying to get free of jail, how to write an anti-straight tract complete with scientific ‘proof’: all Freshly Doug for you on Tuesday.

NASA Goddard

Freshly Doug Monday

A supersonic parachute into sponsorship heaven, rainbows in Russian milk while NSW government teats dry up, and real fascism ignored while we are painted in Nazi colours. Welcome to another week.

Mark Pegrum http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozmark17

What now for marriage equality?

Opponents of marriage equality think is the debate is over, but they haven’t counted on grassroots support for the issue in suburban and regional Australia.

Int Cnetre for Tropical Agriculture http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciat

Ethical Eggs

Altruistic egg donation comes with some awkward moral issues, especially when GLBTI and religion are in the mix.

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Freshly Doug Weekender

The Australian Christaliban Lobby, Bill Meuhlenberg and the other local subsidiaries of US evangelical multinational corporations have been spruiking the so-called ‘Regnerus Study’, claiming it proves that straight parenting is…

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Freshly Doug For National Coming Out Day

Items Freshly Doug from the worlkd’s LGBTIQ news, good and bad, with a dose of robust anti-clericalism for good measure. And a nice gesture by Guy Sebastian.