Jordan Hirst
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Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is a Journalist and News Editor for qnews.com.au

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‘So much pain’: Singer Alfie Arcuri reveals horror injury

The Voice Australia winner Alfie Arcuri has opened up a horrifying back injury ordeal that saw him undergo multiple surgeries. The 34-year-old, who’s openly gay and won our 2016 season of The Voice, told news.com.au about the painful injury he suffered in Europe last year. Arcuri had travelled to Russia last August to perform at …

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Josh Cavallo celebrated end of his season with shirtless thirst trap

Out soccer star Josh Cavallo marked the end of his soccer season with a shirtless thirst trap selfie and his Instagram followers very much approved. The 22-year-old Adelaide United soccer player blazed a trail by coming out as gay nine months ago. After Josh’s soccer season concluded a month ago, he posted a very sweet …

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‘We won’t go back’: Brisbane abortion rights rally after Roe v Wade

Activist group Equal Love Brisbane are hosting an abortion rights rally in the Brisbane CBD on Friday night (July 1) in response to the US Supreme Court overturning  Roe v Wade. The top US court’s decision overturned the landmark 1973 ruling recognising abortion as a constitutional right, ending 50 years of legal precedent. On Friday …

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Young LGBTIQ Australians say they want to be counted in the Census

Young LGBTIQ+ Australians want the Australian government to introduce questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the next national Census. The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the Census, surveying every Australian and household, every five years. The ABS published the first round of 2021 data this week. But the Census doesn’t include questions about …

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Former Dubbo mayor charged over alleged historical rape

Former Dubbo mayor Ben Shields has been charged over an historical alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old man 19 years ago. NSW Police said they arrested the 41-year-old (pictured) early on Tuesday morning and took him to Dubbo police station. Police later charged him with sexual intercourse without consent and possessing a conversation obtained by …

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Gay cowboy finds love and sex in the city in Aussie film Lonesome

New sexually-charged gay indie film Lonesome, from Teenage Kicks director Craig Boreham, has made its Australian premiere. The sexually-charged flick follows Casey (played by Josh Lavery, above left), a country boy who flees a very tricky sex scandal in his small town. He ends up in unfamiliar inner-city Sydney and, while looking for both connection …

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US man shares his experience with monkeypox in candid PSA

A man who caught monkeypox in the United States has documented his experience with the virus in a viral TikTok. Since an unusual outbreak started in May, there have been more than 3,400 cases and one death in over 50 countries where the virus is not endemic. Those cases are predominantly in Europe and many …

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Pride Month heartbreak as this gay flamingo couple splits up

A Pride Month post by a US zoo has ruffled feathers online after they announced a gay flamingo couple named Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass had split up. Denver Zoo in Colorado has a 75-strong flock of both Chilean and American flamingos. Among them are Chilean flamingo Lance Bass and American flamingo Freddie Mercury. The …

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New Zealand ‘conversion therapist’ vows to continue despite ban

A New Zealand Christian counsellor has vowed to continue offering LGBT “conversion” therapy to queer people to “repair and reawaken their heterosexuality” despite the country’s national ban. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and dangerous practices attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. New Zealand passed a bill outlawing the practices in …

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Stampede after NYC Pridegoers ‘mistake fireworks for gunshots’

A false alarm caused a stampede at an NYC Pride event in a New York City park after hundreds fled after mistaking the sounds of fireworks for gunfire. A huge crowd of Pridegoers gathered in Washington Square Park on Sunday, hours after the city’s Pride March fireworks, police said. Videos on social media showed hundreds …

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