royal on the park hotel

A Brunei owned Brisbane hotel is using a 1980s visit by Elton John to promote their upcoming birthday celebrations despite John’s support for a boycott against the Sultan of Brunei’s hotels. Laws which came into effect yesterday in Brunei include execution by stoning for homosexual acts and adultery, prompting global outrage. Brisbane’s Royal on the …

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boycott Brunei-owned properties over anti-gay laws, the Brunei Investment Agency owns assets worldwide including Brisbane’s Royal on the Park Hotel

The implementation of anti-laws by the Sultan of Brunei  led to calls for boycotts of the Brunei-owned Dorchester Collection of luxury five-star hotels in Europe and the United States. However QN Magazine research shows the sultan also owns the Royal on the Park Hotel in Brisbane. However, the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) owns assets worldwide …

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australian transgender support association atsaq gina mather krissy johnson

The International Transgender Day of Visibility, recognised this Sunday (March 31), is a chance to celebrate transgender people in our community and raise awareness of the discrimination they face in everyday life worldwide, writes Destiny Rogers. Human civilisation is littered with absolutes. The Earth is flat. Marrying your cousin is a good idea. Smoking is …

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rona joyner joh bjelke-petersen campaign against regressive education society to outlaw pornography

Friend to Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen and founder of the Society To Outlaw Pornography (STOP) and the Campaign Against Regressive Education (CARE), Rona Joyner was a force to be reckoned with in the Joh era. Although Mrs Rona Joyner held no elected office or government appointment, in a situation  peculiar to Queensland, she wielded more power …

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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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optus newstead gasworks brisbane

Optus proudly supports the Australian LGBTIQ community through their membership of the Diversity Council of Australia, Pride in Diversity and their corporate membership of GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise), which is affiliated with Queensland’s Pride Business Network. Chris Hamze from Optus Newstead told QN Magazine, “It’s important our customers know they …

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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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