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QNews keeps up to date with the breaking news for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer reader. QNews is a Queensland-based media organisation covering the latest in local and national LGBTIQ current affairs, community issues, entertainment and more. A new print edition of QNews called QN Magazine is released fortnightly every second Friday, and new content is published on our website daily. QNews is proudly Queensland’s largest source of information for the LGBTIQ communities. We provide breaking news, views, covering arts, entertainment, politics, health, travel, events and much more. Our mission is to inspire readers by making a positive impact in their lives through telling the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community’s stories. QNews encourages and enables people to improve relationships and engage with each other, wherever they are in businesses, schools, with their families, or in their neighbourhoods. QNews was first launched in December 2000 and was originally printed as a tabloid newspaper after the demise of LGBTIQ publication Brother Sister in November 2000. The first issue of QNews hit the streets on December 15 that year. Almost two decades later, QNews is distributed to more than 450 locations including cafes, nightlife venues, hotels, bookstores, arts venues, education centres, libraries and more right across Queensland, as well as Northern NSW and the Northern Territory. To find out where you can find a printed copy of QNews, visit out Distribution page here. We also offer businesses the ability to reach our community via qdirectory, a second popular website for LGBTIQ people seeking LGBTIQ-welcoming businesses. Visit Qdirectory here.

Lawrence Gibbons Saves Star Observer

Lawrence Gibbons, publisher of Sydney’s City Hub newspaper, announced last night the acquisition of the Star Observer. His new company Out Publications will now publish the Sydney based LGBTIQ newspaper. The Star Observer will now move into the City Hub offices with both publications managed by Lawrence Gibbons as Group Editor. Due to celebrate their …

Gosford Anglican Church Israel Folau's tirade

Gosford Anglican priest Father Rod Bower took aim at the most recent Israel Folau tirade in a sign posted outside his church. The popular priest targeted Folau after the now former footballer again attacked gay and transgender people. Father Rod’s signs are well-known throughout Australia for his uncompromising messages on social issues and politics. His …

Senator Nita Green

Newly elected Senator Nita Green today issued a statement on her election to the Federal Senate. “I am incredibly honoured to be elected as a Senator for Queensland,” she said. Nita defined her role as “representing all Queenslanders, especially those who live outside the South East corner.” Last year, she moved to Cairns with her …

high court sperm donor

The High Court today reaffirmed an earlier court decision in favour of a sperm donor. It ruled that a child conceived in 2006 must remain in Australia. The decision overturns an appeal won by the child’s mother and her wife. The man, known in court as Robert, donated sperm to his friend under the belief …

risk of stis sexually attractive

“Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately impacted by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but many engage in condomless sex. One factor contributing to condomless sex may be an assumption of low risk of STIs from physically attractive partners.” On average, MSM tend to believe physically attractive men are less likely to carry STIs, …

homophobic attack

One of the women bashed in a homophobic attack on a London bus last week, called on the community to oppose all anti-LGBTIQ crimes. The victim, known only as Chris, made the call in an opinion piece in The Guardian. Also, she challenged readers to care about all homophobia and transphobia. In response to Chris …

Victorian Bill To Remove Barriers For Trans People

The Victorian Labor government will today introduce a bill that would remove barriers for trans people. This will allow trans, intersex and non-binary people to choose a sex other than male or female on their birth certificate. The existing law, which requires those born in Victoria to have sterilising surgery before changing the sex marker …

israel hellfire folau fire-and-brimstone

Former rugby player Israel ‘Hellfire’ Folau ummed and aahed his way through a sermon at his father’s church in Sydney yesterday. The multi-millionaire former Mormon, now Pentecostal, addressed his usual fire-and-brimstone subject matter. Scroll down for the vid. However, as a fire-and-brimstone prophet of doom warning of the hellfire of eternal damnation, Folau lacks fire. …

Queens Ball Brisbane Brisbane Pride Festival

Brisbane Pride Festival took the Queens Ball Brisbane back to its roots Saturday night with a thoroughly modern interpretation of where it all started. Back in the early 60s, gay, lesbian, transgender, First Nations, immigrant and other LGBTIQ people and allies came together in a carefree and joyous celebration of diversity, resilience and camp. And …

queens ball awards brisbane pride dylan hodgon gayleen tuckwood

2019 saw the most fiercely contested competition ever for Brisbane Pride’s 58th Annual Queens  Ball Awards with a record number of votes received. Additionally, as few as 3 votes separated the winners in some categories. This year also saw the Queens Ball sell out with a full house in attendance including special guests from local, …

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