Destiny (pictured) began her media career in mainstream newspapers but yearned for a life more suited to her personality.
She went on to strike a long and varied career in the entertainment industry, keeping a hand in publishing by researching and editing books.
Destiny began work at QNews Magazine as a feature writer before progressing up the ranks as the publication has rapidly grown.
The print circulation of QNews Magazine and the local traffic to the publication’s website has dramatically increased in the last 12 months, with more people reading QNews than ever before.
Destiny believes the first responsibility of LGBTIQ media in this era of “fake news” is to fact check and provide accurate information.
“Fake news is not a new phenomenon for our community,” she said.
“We’ve been the subject of fake news for centuries, including being seriously accused of causing natural disasters merely by falling in love.”
The publication, under Rogers, will continue to offer the LGBTIQ community an alternative and independent source of news and entertainment designed to appeal to the entire LGBTIQ community in all its glorious diversity.
“We want to engage everyone, from the club kids in the Valley to elderly members of the community still living closeted lives in isolated farming communities,” she said.
“What I really like about QNews and what attracted me to work here was that the publisher; the organisation; the people who work here, are very dedicated to community diversity, inclusion and harmony.
“The publication is very driven to reaching out to the entire LGBTIQ community, including the more marginalised groups, Indigenous groups and multicultural groups, and that’s a particular passion of my own.
“I believe minority groups must support each other and act in a way as family because every human belongs to some minority.”
From Fortitude Valley to Cairns, and back again
Destiny worked for many years in drag shows in Fortitude Valley including for five years at Neil McLucas’s Terminus Nightclub.