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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski

Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has marched in his hometown of Montreal’s pride parade alongside Canadian Prime Minister and Justin Trudeau. Foodie Antoni took to social media to share photos of himself and fellow Internet heartthrob Trudeau waving rainbow flags in the streets during the parade on Sunday. “Thank you Montreal for opening your streets …

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More than $20,000 has been raised through a crowdfunding campaign to support a 12-year-old transgender girl threatened with violence by parents at her small school in Oklahoma. A group of adults took to a private Facebook group for parents at Achille Independent School District to unleash vicious threats and hateful comments at 12-year-old Maddie complaining …

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Health experts in New South Wales have warned of an outbreak of a multi-drug-resistant strain of Shigella among gay men around the state. Shigella is a bacteria that causes a bowel infection which can result in vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, fever and nausea. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said infection takes place when tiny particles of …

QNews Magazine Issue 461

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Quentin Van Meter Anti Transgender Academic

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have “a delusional disorder” has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van …

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By Raymond Trau, RMIT University For many LGBTIQ+ workers coming out is a never-ending process. A recent study in the UK shows coming out at work is still a problem. Our research, to be launched in Sydney on August 27, supports this finding and further unpacks the reasons for these continuing difficulties. As LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, …

Jack Whitehall

Straight Actor Playing Disney’s Disney is facing backlash online after news broke that comedian and actor Jack Whitehall had been cast as Disney’s first major gay character in upcoming blockbuster Jungle Cruise. Whitehall is reportedly set to portray Disney’s first openly gay character in the film, alongside actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. …

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Spoiler alert Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon has revealed the Netflix prison drama is set to end with its seventh season. Laura Prepon, who plays Alex Vause, told The Hollywood Reporter, “The endgame is there. As of now, season seven is our last season. So, the endgame is clear. “But the reason …

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Queensland artists are invited to register their interest for a free queer art exhibition organised by QNews Magazine as part of the Brisbane Pride Festival next month. This year’s Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the “Q-Art Pride Exhibition” will be held in the weeks following as part of Brisbane Pride Festival Month. …

Indonesian Trans Women

Nearly half of the world’s countries do not allow LGBTIQ groups to organize, with many facing the threat of arrests or state-sanctioned violence, a new report has found. Just 56 per cent of countries – 109 countries out of 194 – freely allow such groups, according to analysis by advocacy group OutRight Action International published …

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