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Brunei boycott Shell

A national day of action is planned around Australia. On June 1 Australians will protest the Sultan of Brunei’s death penalty for homosexuality, adultery, blasphemy and apostasy. Some also call for a boycott of Shell over their investments in Brunei. In Europe, Royal Dutch Shell faces calls to exert influence over the Sultan of Brunei. …

MAFS Hunk Billy Vincent Jan Thwaites and candy surprise

Reality TV star and nude calendar model Billy Vincent from MAFS bared all Friday night at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel (Sporties). All in a good cause – to raise money for QuAC and men’s mental health. The 29-year-old personal trainer appears in a number of editions of Northern Rivers photographer John Bortolin’s annual “Manscapes” calendars. Bortolin …

Chinese Owned Grindr Fails

Poor old Grindr. The world’s leading gay hook-up app is in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Hook-ups gone wrong… the Chinese government perhaps spying on personal data… Let’s put Grindr back in the headlines for the right reasons — the message fails it’s famous for. We all know size matters. We need …

brunei flag

An anti-government Bruneian online forum has shared an Instagram post allegedly made by Prince Aleem, nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, criticising the country’s new anti-gay laws. The prince posted his opposition to the laws due to be enforced on 3 April which include the death penalty for homosexual acts and adultery. “In light of …

Bob Katter

Bob Katter claimed this week he never saw or heard of gays before the age of 50. Let’s fact check that statement. In one of the Member for Kennedy’s earliest media mentions, Brisbane Truth announced his birth in 1945. “Katter’s lovely babe is to be christened Robert Bellarmine Carl.” No evidence exists that anyone ever …

cornflakes

Staunch Seventh Day Adventists Mr. and Mrs. John Preston Kellogg saw little need of education for their 17 children. Despite that, two of their uneducated sprogs went on to invent cornflakes. In the mid-1800s, the Kellogg parents expected the Second Coming of Christ any day. Who needs algebra for a blissful eternity floating through Heaven? …

lgbtiq indonesia human rights watch

Indonesian law does not criminalise private, consenting adult same-sex acts. However, in the majority Muslim country, there is an element of societal disapproval. Also, because of the need for social harmony in the diverse country, a citizen’s duties are the priority rather than their rights. Adding even more complexity to the situation for the Indonesian …

bianca del rio clown

QNews Magazine Editor Destiny Rogers says she can die happy after interviewing her all time favourite RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Bianca Del Rio. Bianca returns to Brisbane in February with a brand-new show after three previous sell-out tours of Australia. In It’s Jester Joke, the ‘clown in a gown’ shares tales of her world travels …

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers parade

Toowoomba comes alive this weekend with the region’s annual Carnival of Flowers and the local LGBTIQ community are getting ready to celebrate. For good reason Toowoomba is known as the Garden City and parks and gardens throughout the city will be at their spectacular best for the festival, one of Queensland’s oldest and most cherished festivals. …

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital cilento was no lady

Recently, QNews Magazine revealed something of the character of Phyllis Cilento after whom the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is named. The Queensland Government are currently conducting a poll seeking feedback on whether to change that name. Social media discussion shows both those for and against the change agree on one thing. They all laud Phyllis …

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