Comedian and marriage equality activist Magda Szubanski will officiate at Australia’s first TV same-sex wedding on Neighbours later this year. She’ll play the celebrant marrying the characters David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) and Aaron Brennan (former DNA cover model, Matt Wilson).
APOLOGY Germany’s President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks LGBTIQ people to forgive the persecution endured by past generations under Nazi rule. His comments come during a speech reflecting on the suffering inflicted under Hitler’s regime. Steinmeier also acknowledges that persecution continued after WWII.
VANDAL-PROOF Poland’s capital, Warsaw, unveils a new “unbreakable” LGBTIQ installation created using water and light. Previous monuments to equal rights have been systematically vandalised.
SOCIAL MEDIA Elton John urges Facebook to fight homophobia and HIV/AIDS. He says social media companies should use their influence and power to create positive social change.