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This week in Queer Newsweek we look at the Ellen DeGeneres apology, the Love Island USA Porn Star, and recycled condoms. We also talk to DocQ, Dr Fiona Bisshop, about PrEP and trans activist Bridget Clinch about social media vilification. Scroll down for the video Watch out for Queer Newsweek every Friday night on Facebook, …

anti-bullying pack

PFLAG+ Queensland last week completed an anti-bullying pack for distribution to all state high schools. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent and volunteers spent their weekend preparing the packs for distribution. A donation from a PFLAG+ member enabled the organisation to privately fund the initiative. Shelley Argent said the packs would provide commonsense information for staff …

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The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced plans to proceed with the annual Fair Day celebrations in New Farm Park on November 28. In August, the committee decided to delay Brisbane’s Pride Month from September to November due to COVID-19. President Bec Johnson said over 7000 people attended Fair Day last year to join our vital …

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TikTok has apologised for a former policy censoring and suppressing LGBTIQ content on the social media platform. Last December, it emerged TikTok was censoring posts by users considered “highly vulnerable to cyberbullying”, including LGBTIQ people. Accounts and posts from queer people, body positivity advocates and people with disabilities were being limited in their reach, regardless …

sydney kebab shop owner

The owner of a kebab shop in the heart of Sydney’s gay district has said a homophobic and violent Facebook meme was just “a joke” after copping a boycott from angry locals. Ziftekhar Hasan runs Yilmaz Grill and Bakehouse in the inner-city suburb of Waterloo. This month, Hasan shared a Facebook meme reading, “Why should …

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Everyone deserves to feel safe on a night out. That’s the message from the Queensland Police Service to the LGBTIQ community in a new campaign. Brisbane drag queen Vollie LaVont and QPS Constable Jesse Farrance have teamed up to encourage LGBTIQ community members to report violence and abuse. “The Queensland Police Service is here for …

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Ellen DeGeneres has addressed the allegations of a “toxic” workplace culture hanging over her talk show, apologising in her first monologue of the show’s new season. “How was everybody’s summer? Good? Mine was great, super terrific,” she said sarcastically. “If you’re watching because you love me, thank you. If you’re watching because you don’t love …

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Schitt’s Creek has swept the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning seven awards in the comedy category, including Best Comedy Series and acting awards for its cast. The queer favourite won Best Actor in a Comedy for Eugene Levy, Best Actress for Catherine O’Hara, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Dan and Best Supporting Actress …

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LGBTIQ adults in Victoria experience domestic and family violence at more than double the rate of non-LGBTIQ adults, according to a major new survey. The Victorian Agency for Health Information conducted the survey of over 34,000 LGBTIQ adults about their health and wellbeing. The study shines a light on issues contributing to health inequalities LGBTIQ …

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Mickey Taylor began modelling professionally at the age of three. He later found success as an author, a singer and as a porn star. Mickey sells adult content through IsMyGuy, a premium social network for male models, influencers and content creators. QNews caught up with Mickey Taylor this week. QNews: Hi Mickey and thanks for …

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