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lady nursing a puppy for study saying dogs strengthen relationships

A new study has found two thirds of gay and bi couples who adopt dogs say their relationships are stronger as a result. The study by pet-sitting website Rover.com looked at pet dogs and their owners’ romantic relationships. It revealed 56% of the couples with dogs spent more time together. Participants also saw owning a …

domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence takes many forms, which can include psychological manipulation. Perpetrators attempt to pull the strings — manipulating their partners to gain power and control. A partner who is using manipulation as a form of control can cause you to doubt yourself, often to a point where you no longer trust your own …

rainbow beach coloured sands

Rainbow Beach, home of the famous coloured sands, is the perfect beach destination. With a stunning coastline, it also offers easy access to K’gari Fraser Island. The warm water allows year-round swimming and there’s an array of adventure experiences. And all only 2 ½ hours’ drive from Brisbane. Located in the Gympie region, Rainbow Beach …

national coming out day

Today is National Coming Out Day, a celebratory day marked every October 11 for more than 30 years. To “come out” to someone is to tell them you’re LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer), and it can be a scary thing. You never know how someone could react to the information you want …

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Aspen Gay Ski Week is the oldest annual, week-long gay ski event in the US. A model for other gay ski weeks, it offers a unique vacation experience in the scenic and historic mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. Snowscene organise trips to Ski Week for everyone from snow virgins to seasoned enthusiasts. Visitors to Aspen …

miles heffernan worker advocate

Miles Heffernan was just 15-years-old when he took on his first wage theft case, and won… and it was all over a pair of pants! Years later, Miles is a professional worker advocate. Related: Discrimination Claims wins $12,500 payout for a very expensive doodle. Like many young people, Miles’ first job was a burger flipper …

domestic and family violence help from your community

Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone. Research shows that as many as one in three people in the LGBTIQ+ communities has experienced domestic and family violence. Therefore, it is important to know that help is available for everyone, for all forms of domestic and family violence, and there are options to seek help …

mekhong brisbane

The Mekong river, one of the world’s major waterways, runs between Laos and Esan, the north-eastern region of Thailand. Esan cuisine with its focus on fresh produce and local favourite sticky rice reflects the importance of agriculture in the region. It’s the traditional recipes of Esan that inspire the remarkable dishes at New Farm’s Mekhong …

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Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) have been around for centuries. Unfortunately, for most of that time there were few, if any, effective treatments. DocQ, Dr Fiona Bisshop says the treatments for STIs were once “so unpleasant people remarked that if the disease didn’t kill you, the cure probably would!” Advances in modern medicine mean we can …

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An anonymous user on Reddit has asked the internet for advice about a very complex coming out situation at his upcoming wedding. Reddit’s “Am I The Asshole” (AITA) subreddit focuses on social and ethical dilemmas. One Reddit user took to the forum to explain that his brother is gay, but not out to extended family. …

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