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LGBTI Mental Health

Queensland Health has granted four non-government organisations a slice of $338,000 in funding to protect the mental health of LGBTI community members during the upcoming Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Minister for Health Cameron Dick said the funding would provide assistance in managing any increase in demand for services. The one-off funding has been allocated …

Wear It Purple Day

Everyone is encouraged to incorporate purple into their dress this Friday, August 25, for the seventh annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day. Since 2010, the Wear It Purple movement has shown solidarity with LGBTI young people by standing against bullying and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality at school, university and in the workplace. On …

Broken Heel Festival

Drag kings and drag queens from across Australia are set to compete in a series of gruelling challenges during the outback Broken Heel Festival’s “So You Think You Can Drag” competition. Hosted by 2016’s Queen Of Broken Heel Shelita Buffet and Christina Knees-Up, the event will put the group of performers through their paces as …

Sunshine Coast Pride Network

The Sunshine Coast Pride Network is planning to hold Queensland’s very first Rainbow Formal for LGBTIQ students and their friends in October. Sunshine Coast Pride Network co-chair Fiona Anderson, who is organising the event, said the group were inspired by the success of inaugural Fancy Formal in Byron Bay last year, and the ongoing popularity …

HIV Treatment

Queensland Positive People (QPP) and HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ) have announced the continuation of the Queensland HIV Emergency Treatment Fund. The fund was established to provide emergency funding for HIV-related treatment and services to people living with HIV in Queensland, who are experiencing financial hardship and have exhausted all other avenues of support, and it’s …

God's Own Country

A new film telling the story of an isolated British sheep farmer who sparks up an unexpected romance with a farmhand has been dubbed the “British Brokeback Mountain”. After his father has a stroke, farmer Johnny (Josh O’Connor) takes on the bulk of the work on his family’s rural Yorkshire farm. He numbs his frustration …

HIV stigma

Queensland Positive People has launched a new series of short films calling on people to unite against HIV stigma. In the four films, Australians living with HIV share their stories of stigma, vulnerability and resilience, to shine a light on how the virus is often perceived and to call on the community to tackle that …

BootCo Corium

Brisbane’s BootCo is in its 27th year, and next month the group will present Queensland’s all-male leather and fetish dance party Corium, as part of the group’s leather festival for 2017. BootCo is for men interested in uniforms, leather and denim or participating in kinky activities in a social atmosphere. The group’s leather festival will …

Ekka holiday eve

Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will host two special events this Tuesday night to celebrate Ekka holiday eve. The cowboys have come to town so that must mean it’s Ekka time! The next day’s a public holiday so the annual Cowboyz-themed men’s only dance party is back at Sporties this Tuesday night (August 15). Join KLM from …

Brisbane International Film Festival 2017

The Brisbane International Film Festival has been away for a minute but has chosen 2017 to triumphantly return to the city. Running from Thursday August 17 to Sunday September 3, this year’s BIFF promises to make up for lost time with a program worthy of the wait. Opening with the Cannes Palme d’Or winner ‘The …

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