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BRISBEARS “DOG TAG” MEN’S PARTY – MILITARY – UNIFORM – SAT JUNE 20

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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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Brisbane’s The Boot Co. recently donated historic newsletters and magazines to two institutions for preservation. The leather and fetish club gifted the ephemera to the State Library of Queensland and the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA). Also included, a published history of the club by historian Tim Roberts. The donations significantly expand the representation of the …

correct name and pronouns

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) recently launched an online Change of Personal Details Notification Form. The form allows members of the public to ensure the use of their correct name and pronouns in interactions with the police. Trans, gender diverse and also non-binary members of the community can update their name and gender information within …

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With much of the world in lockdown, International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) moves online in 2020. Following the small gains of recent years, transgender people refuse to retreat into invisibility. Together with the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ), QNews is celebrating TDOV all day long. QAS – Transgender Victoria – Lauren Crofts on …

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During 30 years as a representative organisation, the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) has worked on many fronts to raise the visibility of transgender people. That included, for much of the last decade, ATSAQ flying the flag on International Transgender Day of Visibility. And, in 2020, they will celebrate it once again. The first …

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Coronavirus is sweeping the nation. So far as a preventative, the Australian government has forced the closures of non-essential businesses around the country.  Many of those businesses though are safe spaces for the LGBTIQ community. They include bars, pubs and clubs; meeting places for our community to feel accepted and supported like Brisbane’s Sporties and …

diverse voices

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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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 …

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 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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