It's the Christmas song that radio stations don't know whether to play, censor or ban but as Gary Nunn writes, using the 'f' word is all about context and if we get upset about frivolous use in a festive song, no one will hear us when it matters.
Mention "family portraits" at this time of year and you're likely to conjure awkward images of reindeer jumpers. But one artist is giving them a dazzling update, to celebrate different types of families.
The city of Padang launches a new campaign to "cleanse" LGBT people of their "social sickness" through religious exorcisms, a move that's been seen as part of the country's growing intolerance towards the community.
One of WA's biggest mining companies is at the forefront the conversation around LGBTI inclusion, admitting the sector is not the beacon of diversity it should be.
A study of 350 rugby and cricket players in South Australia and Victoria also found that three quarters of people had heard homophobic slurs in the past two weeks.
The magazine's founders say they experienced "a flood of judgement" after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage last year, and a number of advertisers withdrew their support.
Experts and community leaders had warned of the dangers of a public vote on same-sex marriage but their advice fell on deaf ears. We're still living with the consequences, writes Joshua Badge.
The values I learnt at my Sydney Anglican school are very different to those on display in the "right to discriminate" letter from school principals, writes Matilda Dixon-Smith.