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Nerelle Harper

Nerelle is a contributor for QN Magazine and QNEWS Online

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Alan Jones to sue in response to indecent assault claims

Former 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones is looking to sue The Sydney Morning Herald, after the masthead published claims he indecently assaulted multiple young men. Yesterday, The Sydney Morning Herald  dropped a bombshell – a 4,000-word piece by investigative journalist Kate McClymont. It’s all about some pretty serious allegations against Jones. Five men came forward, alleging …

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Tom Snow Steps Down: A New Chapter for LGBTIQ+ Advocacy

In a significant development for Australia’s LGBTIQ+ communities, Tom Snow has stepped down from Equality Australia. He was one of the key figures behind the “YES” branded campaign for marriage equality. Celebrating his recent marriage to Doug Pengilly, Snow’s decision to step down comes after years of dedicated activism. He played an instrumental role in the …

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Film Review: “Pretty Red Dress” Musical Drama with Heart

Pretty Red Dress has outstanding portrayals by Natey Jones, Alexandra Burke, and rising star Temilola Olatunbosun. They make this poignant drama about masculinity shine. From the genius mind of writer-director Dionne Edwards comes a captivating feature. Pretty Red Dress delves into themes of masculinity, and rather than preaching, radiates genuine human emotion. Alexandra Burke, renowned …

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Welcomes CEO Gil Beckwith

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Welcomes CEO Gil Beckwith

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras board have appointed Interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer Gil Beckwith as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer. The organisation described Gil’s transitional leadership in her previous roles as exceptional. A Remarkable Career in the Arts and Non-Profit Sector Gil Beckwith brings a wealth of experience to the CEO role. …

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QNews launches NSW magazine full of fresh content

New South Wales, Australia. The highly anticipated launch of QNews New South Wales Magazine took place at Sydney’s Stonewall Hotel on July 12, marking the expansion of the popular publication into the state. Andrew Potts interviewed Richard Bakker during the QNews NSW Launch to shed light on the motivations behind the expansion. Also discussed were …

Gay Massage Therapist Brisbane

Gay Massage Therapist Brisbane

There are a range of options when it comes to getting a gay massage therapist around Brisbane  When most guys think of sensual or erotic massage, they can’t help but joke about happy endings. There’s a general consensus that this category of massage is strictly sexual, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. What …

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Political Posting Mumma apologises for ‘sick and twisted’ comments

Conservative activist Marijke Rancie – known on Facebook as the “Political Posting Mumma” – issued an apology to an LGBTIQ advocate who sued her for defamation. Rancie posts material to her Facebook page railing against same-sex marriage, transgender rights and LGBTIQ-inclusive education. In December 2017, Rancie targeted queer youth organisation Minus18 and their event producer …

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OPINION: Why the election result is bad news for weekend workers

Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

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Do you have to tell your boss that you’re HIV positive?

One of the biggest fears of people living with HIV is having to disclose their status to their employer, risking possible discrimination. The good news is that in most professions, you are not legally required to tell an employer, or prospective employer, that you are HIV positive with only a few exceptions, the main one …

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Why Israel Folau’s social media posts are harmful to his young fans

Israel Folau has let down many of his young fans with his recent social media posts despite knowing the harm anti-gay comments can cause, an academic who has previously worked with the Wallabies star has said. Folau attended a code of conduct hearing on Saturday to determine whether Rugby Australia has grounds to sack him …

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