Brazil LGBT

Student Willian Donaldon comes from Brazil, a world leader on legislated LGBTIQ rights. The South American country decriminalised sodomy in 1830. Same-sex marriage became legal in 2013 and the Brazilian LGBTIQ community enjoy rights and protections unavailable in many countries. However, at least one LGBTIQ person is murdered in Brazil every two days, and the …

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Rainbow Hub

The Rainbow Hub offers international queer students in Brisbane a safe, happy space to celebrate identity and diversity without discrimination or judgement. QNews Magazine spoke to Rainbow Hub founder Louise Kane about the importance of Rainbow Hub. “Queer international students come to Brisbane from every continent except Antarctica,” Louise explains. “Their home countries have varying …

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Rupaul's Drag Race Star Kameron Michaels Headed For Brisbane

After sold out shows in the USA, the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are making their Australian debut in the 2019 Werq The World Tour, hosted by Michelle Visage. QN Magazine spoke to season 10 finalist Kameron Michaels ahead of the tour’s Brisbane stop at QPAC on February 6. There’s a lot of fierce queens …

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Financial planner Delma Newton of Total Portfolio Management

As a certified Financial Planner, Delma Newton of Total Portfolio Management says her attitude towards clients is, “It’s all about you. We walk to the beat of your drum.” “I want to empower people to achieve their true goals, by helping them define their goals and then put in place a strategic plan to achieve …

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The organisers of a recently established LGBTIQ social group in Redcliffe called Friends, Food and Fun say their membership is growing and the group is going from strength to strength. The social group celebrated Christmas at Redcliffe’s Ambassador Hotel in December with 50 LGBTIQ community members from the Sunshine Coast, the Peninsula and the hinterland. …

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Staunch Seventh Day Adventists Mr and Mrs John Preston Kellogg saw little need of education for their 17 children. It was the 1850’s for God’s sake! They expected the Second Coming of Christ any day now. Who needs algebra for a blissful eternity of endless days drifting on heavenly clouds playing harps? Spoiler: the anticipated …

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It’s that time of the year when singers are lured out of their showers and into the joyful embrace of the Brisbane Pride Choir. Yes, the shower has great acoustics, but it will never equal the joy and friendship found in a choir. The Brisbane Pride Choir is a non-auditioned group, so everyone is welcome. …

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Michael James

Community activist, former QNews Magazine Print Editor and Brisbane Pride Vice-President Michael James celebrated the New Year by marrying long-time partner Anthony Gillespie. An extremely happy congregation of friends and family filled Fortitude Valley’s beautiful High Church on Brunswick Street for the ceremony, presided over in part by Gordon, the son of the two new …

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lady phyllis cilento

In 2018 about 900 medical staff at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital signed a petition for Phyllis Cilento’s name to be removed from the institution. After a poorly run poll, the state government did remove her name, but controversy continues around the decision – though with the benefit of very few facts to inform the …

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Australia’s only internationally ISO accredited makeup education provider and the #1 ranked makeup school in the Asia Pacific, Huxley School of Makeup on the Gold Coast, celebrated the festive season with a dragalicious Christmas pageant photo shoot exclusively for QNews Magazine. Ten Huxley students made up nine Queensland drag stars and the school’s founder, Michael …

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