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Would you like to be a part of the redesign of mental health support services across the Brisbane south, Logan, Beaudesert and Stradbroke areas? Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN) is seeking representation from a diverse range of voices in recognition of the higher rates of mental health issues, suicidality and/or alcohol and other drug …

The Bachelor 2018

Queer viewers have taken to Twitter to blast The Bachelor Australia after its much-hyped reveal last night. All week, Channel Ten aired breathless promos for the dating show that teasing “an urgent revelation” that would “put everything on the line” and implied it would affect the way bachelor Nick Cummins viewed 23-year-old contestant Brooke Blurton. …

Esther My Health Record

Aboriginal LGBTI woman, Esther Montgomery, is living with a number of chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and stage 2 renal disease. She is encouraging everyone to find out the facts about My Health Record to decide whether it’s right for them. “The whole point of My Health Record is that …

Two youths marching in a pride parade with a rainbow flag and a 'born this way' banner

By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University There is currently no consistent standard of sex, sexuality, gender and respectful relationships education across Australian schools. Each state and territory makes decisions about what they teach in schools. Additionally, religious schools have exemptions under anti-discrimination laws to decide how they approach these issues, and whether they include them …

RUOK Day

By Jill Newby and Chien Hoong Gooi, University of New South Wales R U OK Day is on Thursday, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you point …

Gay Ski Festival 'Rainbow Mountain' Took Over Thredbo, And It Was Amazing

The queens well and truly conquered Thredbo in the late during the sparkling and glittery inaugural Rainbow Mountain festival. From August 29 to September 2, the LGBTIQ community took over the mountain with a huge line up of events, parties, live concerts, cocktails, champagne lunches, and plenty of skiing and snowboarding. Rainbow Mountain: A Heaps …

AFL umpire rainbow flags

By Erik Denison, Monash University “I was happy to fill out your survey, mate, but I hate to tell you, I don’t think you’ll find much discrimination in rugby; I think you may need to study a different sport.” You might think this is not what a researcher, examining how to end homophobic language in sport;  …

Jay Carmichael Shastra Deo

If you’re anything like me, then there’s nothing you like more than sitting down to a good, queer book that doesn’t kill our people at the end. Unfortunately for you and me, the global publishing industry performs poorly in terms of pushing queer titles—either by ignoring our emotional responses, boxing titles into genres they don’t …

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church will take an historic step towards embracing the LGBTIQ community at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this month. Father James Martin (pictured) will speak about welcoming LGBTIQ people and their families into their parishes, a topic he says was proposed by the Vatican. Pope Francis will attend the final …

Wendell Rosevear Quentin Bryce Stonewall Medical

Former Australian Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce officially opened Stonewall Medical Centre’s expanded premises at a special event last weekend. Following gay decriminalisation in 1991, Dr David Orth and Dr Wendell Rosevear established the first openly LGBTIQ GP clinic, Gladstone Road Medical Centre. Overwhelming demand from the newly visible LGBTIQ community soon saw the establishment of …

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