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women of brisbane's rainbow hub

The Rainbow Hub is a free space to support and empower international LGBTQI students and friends in Brisbane.  Previously, we placed some of the men from Rainbow Hub on our QN Magazine cover. This time, in issue 482, we spoke to and pictured some of the women of Brisbane’s Rainbow Hub, four beautiful Brazilians. The …

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domestic and family violence

We are looking for people from LGBTIQ communities to take part in a 12-15 minute survey exploring the issue of domestic and family violence in the LGBTIQ+ communities. The survey is conducted by Enhance Research on behalf of the Queensland Government. Your responses will be purely confidential and will be used for research purposes only. …

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rainbow families queensland parenting family social event

Rainbow Families Queensland are hosting a family-friendly disco in Brisbane next month to fundraise for the group. The all-ages event will offer music, games, face painting, a jumping castle, and a sausage sizzle to keep children of all ages entertained. Local performer Busty Beatz, known for her work in Brisbane’s cabaret scene, will be on …

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susan cottrell mcc brisbane religion

When evangelical Christian mum Susan Cottrell’s daughter came out as gay, she faced a devastating choice between her LGBTIQ child or her non-affirming church. Despite gains made legally for LGBTIQ people, it is tragically common for them to still face family rejection, particularly in religious families. The Texas mum of five (pictured) became vice president …

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As part of their vision to be Australia’s leading integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group makes diversity and inclusion a key aspect of their business strategy. “The Star Entertainment Group’s properties have always been a part of, and contributed significantly to, our communities,” CEO and Managing Director Matt Bekier said. “As a result, we …

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optus newstead gasworks brisbane

It’s great to see the Rainbow Flag proudly adorning the uniforms of the staff at Optus Newstead down at Gasworks. Chris Hamze at Optus Newstead has long supported the local LGBTIQ community, notably with the store’s long presence at Pride Fair Day in New Farm Park. This year the store provided mobile phone charging stations …

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Kay Clifton, Miles Heffernan, Kym Rake, Catherine Black and Jamie Gardner-Hudson at today’s inquiry.

Miles Heffernan, Director of Industrial Relations Claims appeared before the Queensland wage theft inquiry today. Representing four clients who had their wages stolen Industrial Relations Claims are seeking a better system of enforcement and an easier way for victims to recover what they’re owed. Chef Catherine Black, former medical centre manager Kay Clifton, truck driver …

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male female restroom toilet sign stock photo

By Joanna McIntyre, University of the Sunshine Coast As a term and concept, “transgender” is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey; Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments regarding “gender whisperers”; and the University of …

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Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

Eight Brisbane same-sex couples have tied the knot in a history-making public ceremony kicking off both the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Pride Festival last weekend. One of the couples who took part in the event is Christian Leatherbarrow and Brad Hicks, who said “I do” on stage dressed in drag at the Qweens on King …

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Trans Health

A new national, peer-led organisation for trans advocacy and support has begun campaigning for transgender equality in Australia. Trans Health Australia, previously known as a Facebook information and news group, will now provide a national forum and campaign for rights of trans and gender diverse communities throughout Australia. Someone is joined by journalist Jesse Jones, …

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