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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 …

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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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tips for safe pleasurable sex life condoms stis hiv prevention

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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wedding grooms in suits stock photo gay couple coming out reddit

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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brisbane couple same-sex marriage

One year ago, Queensland couple Brendan and Chris tied the knot. Here, they celebrate their first anniversary and their 19 year relationship. Chris and I met on a Sunday night at the Beat Niteclub in Fortitude Valley, 19 years ago. Chris came over and sat with a group of my friends. We chatted and made …

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pregnancy ivf stock photo

First came love, then came marriage (equality), then came the LGBTIQ+ couple with a baby carriage. With the growth of technology and medical advancement, the dream of having a child has never been more accessible for same sex couples. Anti-discrimination legislation in Queensland, however, explicitly allows discrimination against the queer community, enabling IVF clinics to …

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maude boate wedding celebrant lismore

Maude Boate is one of the true originals of Australian drag. At the forefront of Aussie drag for 30 years, we know Mrs Boate as mentor, drag mother and Glambassador, but the good ship Maude recently set sail on an exciting new journey. Lismore’s Maude Boate, authorised marriage celebrant, is ready to crack the champagne …

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pride month freddie and lance denver soo same-sex animal couples

Chilean flamingo Lance Bass and American flamingo Freddie Mercury are a same-sex animal couple. Paired up now for several years, they live at Denver Zoo. To celebrate Pride month in the US, recent Facebook posts from Denver Zoo highlight LGBTIQ staff, scheduled Pride events and resident same-sex couples. Lance and Freddie, same-sex flamingo couple Lance …

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Your wedding day is your special day — probably the most important day in your and your partner’s life. Here in this wedding feature are some great hints for personalising your wedding to make it all about you. We’ve rounded up three great businesses with wonderful ideas for your day. N Gentry Chalkboard, The Paper …

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Pop Psychology

Pop psychology might better be described as psychobabble, because the uninformed teachings of self-taught ‘experts’ only serve to limit our human potential. Do you have an intellect, or just the box it came in? Let’s stop limiting ourselves and others. I often hear people artistic friends state that creativity trumps intelligence. But are we compelled …

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