facebook ban


Facebook this morning banned Australian news content. The action comes following Australian Government legislation that requires Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for content that appears in feeds. Following the Facebook ban, the QNews Facebook page became inaccessible, along with those of other Australian news publishers. Despite apparently finding it impossible to stop Flat-earthers …

national survey


Religiously affiliated schools in NSW can sack LGBT+ teachers, but in Tasmania, they can’t. Researchers from the University of Tasmania say that difference has a profound impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. The researchers are conducting a national survey — the first major study of this kind in Australia. Government-funded organisations with religious affiliations …

failed gay seduction deathbed confession thomas mun


A British museum recently acquired a 1750 pamphlet detailing the deathbed confession of Thomas Mun, executed for various crimes in that year. Mun speaks candidly about various exploits including an account of a failed gay seduction. Executed for robbing a mail coach, Mun apparently handed the manuscript to his jailer on the morning of his …

lgbtiq+ valentine's day for all the lovers


For much of history, Valentine’s Day remained off-limits to all but heterosexual lovebirds. Indeed, most societies excluded romantics of diverse genders and orientations from the public celebration of their love. But times have changed in much of the world. So here are some LGBTIQ+ Valentine’s Day love quotes for all the lovers, however, and with …

shelley argent PFLAG+ National Spokesperson retires


Shelley Argent stepped down this month as PFLAG+ National Spokesperson. In that position and others, she advocated tirelessly for LGBTIQ+ rights over more than two decades. Shelley Argent, however, told QNews she will continue to advocate behind the scenes. “I’m a mother. Mums don’t retire. It’s a job for life. As the mum of an …

kite string tangle australasian dance collective


Aftermath opens into a haunting world of disquiet. Then, the Australasian Dance Collective and Brisbane music producer The Kite String Tangle hurtle the audience through a landscape of fragmented memories and imperfect recollection to a high-octane climax. Visceral physicality and a stirring soundscape collide in a bold new full-length work at Brisbane Powerhouse this February. …

pro-gay political correctness


Scott Lively thinks about gay sex a lot. Same-sex intercourse preoccupies his thoughts so much that he shaped a career from it. Now the pioneering professional homophobe has pronounced his thoughts on the recent US election. God, he says, allowed Trump’s removal from office because he ‘ate the apple of pro-gay political correctness’. In a …

sophie xeon


Musician and producer Sophie Xeon died yesterday in an accident. Record label Transgressive announced her death in Greece at the age of 34. In addition to her own music, Sophie worked as a producer for artists like Charlie XCX, Kim Petras, Madonna and Nicki Minaj. The announcement from the record label said that Sophie fell while …

ross hannay beat megaclub


Ross Hannay, director and manager of The Beat Megaclub and nephew of club ‘founder’ John Hannay, faces numerous criminal charges. A number of charges relate to drugs while one concerns allegedly possessing a gun. Hannay faces nine charges in total. They include possession of dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of a weapon. Ross Hannay became …

former lnp police minister


In an interview with The Sunday Mail, former LNP police minister David Gibson revealed his relationship with a trans man. A short-lived minister in the Newman government, the former devout Mormon said he still suffered mental health issues five years after leaving parliament. Appointed police minister by Campbell Newman in 2012, Gibson lost the position …

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