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13 Of The Nicest Things That Happened In The Australian LGBT Community In 2015

LGBT Australians are still waiting for law reform in a number of areas – but some nice stuff happened along the way.

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1. When this busker drowned out an anti-gay preacher in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall.

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2. When Black Rainbow, a group founded by gay Aboriginal man Dameyon Bonson, hit its fundraising target of $25,000 to become Australia's first mental health and suicide prevention service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI people.

The Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation is now one step closer to reality. Thank you. A real community effort.


6. When the number of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the federal parliament hit five, with the appointment of Greens senator Robert Simms and Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman – the first openly gay member of the Australian lower house.

8. When Timothy Conigrave's moving 1995 novel "Holding The Man", made it to the silver screen. Directed by Neil Armfield, the Australian film was released to widespread acclaim.

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9. When Victoria legalised same-sex adoption.

The #adoptionequality act is now Law. Well done @RainbowFamVic who showed its love that makes a family #springst

12. When two transgender women – military officer and cricket writer Cate McGregor and youth activist Margot Fink – were announced as finalists in the Australian of the Year awards.