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Four queer-themed books recommended to read this summer by Queer Readers

Queer recommended books to read this summer

The Brisbane-based community group Queer Readers share their recommended top books to read this summer.  Whether you are looking for a sweet summer romance or a sizzling page-turner, Queer Readers has you covered for the holiday period! Queer Readers is exactly what it says on the label; a group of LGBTQIA+ people who love queer …

Members of the Brisbane Pride Choir in their Brisbane Pride Choir black shirts hold up signs saying: "Wanna know what I'd do for a tenor?" and "Give into your bass instincts" as well as a large pink Brisbane Pride Choir sign.

Brisbane Pride Choir celebrates their 25th anniversary

Brisbane Pride Choir celebrates their 25th anniversary with a Silver Jubilee concert this weekend. We take a look at the Choir’s history and chat with some members about their experience with the group.  The Brisbane Pride Choir is celebrating a significant milestone in 2023: their 25th anniversary.  The choir is made up of almost 70 …

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Brisbane’s PBN: Breakfast With A Twist – August 2022

August is a great month in Brissie. Warmer mornings and an influx of friends from the bush for the annual Ekka. And Pride Business Network’s Breakfast With a Twist is also special with Olivia English from Pride Marketing explaining Google Analytics and all things analytical. Few businesses survive these days without an online presence. Among …

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Local community group Wendybird to close after seven years

For seven years Wendybird has redefined community in Brisbane. In a touching Facebook post on Tuesday, the group announced its closure. Citing burnout and a lack of funds the group will host their final event in November. Wendybird: Redefining community In September 2014 a small community social group was formed in Brisbane. Led by local …

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Brisbane Pride opens 2021 community grant applications

Brisbane Pride have this week announced the opening of their 2021 community grant applications. Grants are issued annually through the Kal Collins Memorial fund. They are issued to groups and individuals in the LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy Brisbane community to create diverse and engaging events during Pride Month in September. Brisbane Pride Kal Collins Memorial …

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Diverse Voices inviting nominations for Management Committee

Diverse Voices operate a peer-to-peer telephone and internet counselling service in Queensland. The service focuses on the diverse voices that make up our communities. Diverse Voices believe that the physical and mental well-being of our communities is vital to our on-going development. It also empowers our communities within the wider community. As an organisation, they …

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GLOBE offers $33,000 in grants to Vic LGBTIQ community

LGBTIQ business organisation GLOBE announced it will award $33,000 to Victorian LGBTIQ individuals, groups and businesses through its long-running Community Grants program. Each year, Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) reinvests the revenue from its annual Community Awards ceremony into the state’s LGBTIQ community through the annual Community Grants program. It offers …

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Get In Early For Tickets To ATSAQ’s Christmas Party

Don’t miss out on tickets to the annual ATSAQ Christmas party at the Sportsman Hotel in Spring Hill in November! The Australian Transgender Association Queensland (ATSAQ) are holding their annual Christmas luncheon at the venue from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, November 25, hosted by Sporties regular Candy Surprise (pictured, centre). ATSAQ president Gina Mather …

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WATCH: Ian Thorpe Races His Boyfriend In The Pool In Postal Vote PSA

Ian Thorpe and his boyfriend Ryan Channing are hoping to get as many Australians enrolled to vote in favour of same-sex marriage as possible. In a cute PSA created by Australian Marriage Equality, Thorpie reminds everyone that they can update their details faster than speedo-clad Ryan can swim two lengths of the pool. “Every Australian …

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Decision On Federal Subsidy Of HIV Medication PrEP Postponed

Decision-makers have deferred an approval for HIV prevention medication PrEP to be subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, prompting “frustrated” advocates to call for talks to be fast-tracked. PrEP, short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and also known by its brand name Truvada, is a once-daily pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of …

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