brisbane mum rj miles

One of the great delights of editing an LGBTIQ magazine is exposure to many of the wonderful and varied voices that comprise our communities. Regular QN Magazine contributor RJ Miles (pictured) — lesbian, wife, mother, author and educator — is one of those voices. What drove your passion for teaching? In 2009, I was 19 …

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transgender flag

Domestic and family violence affects all communities including transgender people and, just as it affects all people, the laws regarding domestic and family violence in Queensland, protect all people. Domestic and family violence is about power and control. It can involve physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. The abuse need not be physical. Crissie* was …

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australian skin clinics consultation

Every year new and innovative skin treatments gain popularity — QN Magazine asked Christie Harris from Australian Skin Clinics her predictions for the top treatment trends in 2019! Non-surgical lunchtime lifts We all want to look our best. Relatively simple cosmetic procedures like Dermal fillers, CryoDefine (fat Freezing) and micro-needling treatments easily fit within a …

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Detective Senior Sergeant Sasha Finney is both an LGBTI Liaison officer in the Queensland Police Service and a member of the LGBTIQ community. QN Magazine spoke to Finney (pictured, left) recently about her voluntary role as an LGBTI Liaison Officer which she undertakes in addition to her regular duties. What is the specific role of …

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Brisbane Pride Toastmasters

The marriage equality debate showed the advantage of having community members who can articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly. In today’s world, communication skills are a premium asset, not only benefiting the community but also individuals. Despite modern technology, many of our everyday interactions are verbal. Strong verbal communication skills enhance our communications on all …

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Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

Queensland sex workers are inviting friends, family, and allies from the LGBTIQ community to join them in calling for urgent action by the Queensland government on laws putting sex workers at risk in the state. This Sunday is International Sex Worker Rights Day, and on Monday (March 4), advocacy group Respect Inc are holding the …

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Queensland police lgbti liaison mairead devlin rainbow flag

Queensland Police Constable Mairead Devlin is both an LGBTI Liaison officer and a member of the LGBTIQ community. In 2016, he was the first Queensland Police officer to raise a rainbow flag outside police headquarters in Brisbane (pictured), to mark that year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. QN Magazine spoke to Constable Devlin …

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Queensland police lgbti liaison officers

Acting Sergeant Ben Bjarnesen (pictured right) is both an LGBTI Liaison officer in the Queensland Police Service and a member of the LGBTIQ community. QN Magazine recently spoke to Ben about why he became an LGBTI Liaison Officer and how the volunteer role has allowed him to make a difference to members of the community. …

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MCC Brisbane Anti-gay vandalism

The inclusive MCC Brisbane church in New Farm has been hit with anti-gay vandalism for the second time in less than a month. Earlier this month, vandals spray-painted a large grey swastika over the rainbow flag on MCC’s street-facing sign. The vandals returned to the Merthyr Road Uniting Church building over the weekend to deface …

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queensland health safe sex

No one wants an STI (sexually transmitted infection), nevertheless STI rates have increased in Queensland, particularly in men who have sex with men. It’s time to say no and Stop the Rise of STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. PrEP is great. One daily pill decreases the risk of contracting HIV and its introduction has …

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