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Andrew M Potts

Andrew has been covering LGBTQIA+ issues for a range of publications in Australia over two decades and was the Asia-Pacific correspondent for global LGBTQIA+ news website Gay Star News.

Homophobic Countries Suffer A Major Set-back At The United Nations

United Nations calls out Australia’s religious exemptions to discriminate against LGBTIQs

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on LGBTIQ rights has called out Australia for allowing religious groups to legally discriminate against people over their sexuality or gender identity, or their support for LGBTIQ equality in a new report. UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz released the report, “Freedom of religion or …

Sydney MP Alex Greenwich brings forward LGBTIQ Equality Bills for NSW

Gay Sydney independent MP Alex Greenwich has today given official notice to the NSW Parliament that he intends to table three bills in August that would bring the state in line with other parts of the country in protecting all members of the LGBTIQ community. The three bills that Greenwich will put forward are the …

Elon Musk CEO of Twitter and the social media platform's logo

Elon Musk says “cisgender” is a slur that will no longer be tolerated on Twitter

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has declared the terms “cis” and “cisgender” to be slurs against people who are comfortable in their gender assigned at birth and has warned that Twitter users who employ the terms may find their accounts temporarily suspended. Musk made the announcement earlier today, tweeting, “the words ‘cis’ or ‘cisgender’ are considered …

Call to include LGBTIQs in Australia’s national health research and ethics bodies

A leading doctor has called on the Australian Government to make sure sexual minorities and gender diverse people are included in the top councils and committees that govern medical research in Australia. Currently, people with a disability and people of faith are among the groups with seats at these tables, but LGBTIQ people have not …

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Clover calls for NSW LGBTIQ safety summit after preachers target Taylor Square

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced plans for a safety summit with local governments across the state of NSW after a group of visiting Canadian street preachers held a homophobic rally in the middle of Oxford Street on Saturday night. “I am horrified to hear another example of homophobic behaviour in the city,” Moore …

Donald_Trump, Jr. & Kimberly Guilfoyle

Melbourne activists vow to protest Donald Trump Jr event over transphobia

Activists from the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) have announced they will protest Donald Trump Jr’s upcoming event in Melbourne on 11 July if he is allowed into the country to speak. Trump Jr was recently slammed by Australian Associated Press (AAP) Factcheck for spreading false claims on Sydney radio that a majority of …

anti-gay Pastor David Lynn

Anti-gay street preachers to target Oxford Street tonight

A group of anti-gay Canadian Pentecostal street preachers who have been active in Sydney throughout June. Announced plans to target Taylor Square on Oxford Street tonight from 7.30 pm. Pastor David Lynn, from Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries in Toronto, and his supporters have already held events in Bondi, Newtown, Bankstown, and in various parts of the …

SLGBA

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association awards record value scholarships in 2023

The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA) Education Fund has this week awarded seven scholarships to up and coming LGBTIQ entrepreneurs with a total value of $22,000. This year represents the strongest result for the SGLBA Education Fund since its inception in 2019 with the highest number of recipients sharing in the record amount …

Female and diverse writers! QNews needs you!

AS QNews prepares to launch its new NSW print edition for July it’s vital that we feature a diverse group of writers and story topics to balance out the voices of gay men in the magazine. We also don’t just want to feature stories with big celebrities. We want to highlight whats going on inside …

Donald_Trump, Jr. & Kimberly Guilfoyle

Donald Trump Jr slammed for false trans kids claims on Kyle and Jackie O show

The Australian Associated Press (AAP) have called out Donald Trump Jr after he made a series of wrong and incorrect claims about transgender children during an appearance on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show to promote his upcoming Australian speaking tour. Trump Jr falsely claimed that the overwhelming majority of children who go through …

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