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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers parade

Toowoomba comes alive this weekend with the region’s annual Carnival of Flowers and the local LGBTIQ community are getting ready to celebrate. For good reason Toowoomba is known as the Garden City and parks and gardens throughout the city will be at their spectacular best for the festival, one of Queensland’s oldest and most cherished festivals. …

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What does a “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey mean to you? QNews has asked our readers to create a 30-second video on a mobile phone answering this question. Entries will go into the draw to win two great prizes: the Judge’s Choice video will win $500 and the People’s Choice video will …

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Sir Elton John

Music icon Sir Elton John has made a heartfelt call for Australia to vote for marriage equality as he prepares for two concerts in north Queensland. The star posted a photo of his 2014 wedding to husband David Furnish to his social media accounts and wrote that Australia should embrace the reform as an “expression …

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Sean Foster

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has alleged his godson Sean was punched after objecting to a man using gay slurs and tearing down rainbow flags put up in Brisbane to support marriage equality. Rudd posted a photo of Brisbane musician Sean Foster bleeding from a cut to his forehead to his Instagram, writing: “So many …

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Mr QLD Leather 2017

The winners of BootCo’s annual Mr Queensland Leather and Queensland Leather Boy competitions for 2017 have been crowned. Scott Lovegrove won the title of Mr QLD Leather at the Brisbane leather community group’s annual Corium leather and kink dance party on September 9. Nick Michael was the winner of Queensland Leather Boy 2017, also presented …

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Queensland Suicide Rates

Community events have been held throughout Queensland to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. The theme for the day (officially Sunday, September 10) was “Take a Minute, Change a Life”, aimed at emphasising the importance of having a supportive conversation with someone if you are concerned about their well-being. The increasing suicide rate is alarming, with …

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Thousands have gathered in Brisbane to march in support of same-sex marriage. Flooding the city streets with rainbow flags and “yes” signs. The crowd, which organisers said was the largest ever to gather at a Queensland marriage equality rally. Packed into Queens Park on Sunday afternoon ahead of a march through the CBD. Jess Payne …

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A marriage equality rally will be held this Sunday in the Brisbane CBD. The High Court began hearings into the validity of the federal government’s same-sex marriage postal survey began on Tuesday, but organisers from Equal Love Brisbane have said that regardless of the outcome a rally will be held to call for marriage equality …

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ATSAQ Christmas party

Don’t miss out on tickets to the annual ATSAQ Christmas party at the Sportsman Hotel in Spring Hill in November! The Australian Transgender Association Queensland (ATSAQ) are holding their annual Christmas luncheon at the venue from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, November 25, hosted by Sporties regular Candy Surprise (pictured, centre). ATSAQ president Gina Mather …

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Dr Peter Catt

A Brisbane priest has joined a new group of Christian same-sex marriage advocates to urge Australians to vote “yes” in the upcoming postal survey. St John’s Anglican Cathedral Dean Dr Peter Catt (pictured), who is part of a new interdenominational advocacy group called Australian Christians for Marriage Equality, said that extending the availability of marriage …

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