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The Queensland government has said people convicted of consensual anal sex offences


The Queensland government has said people convicted of consensual anal sex offences at age 16 or 17 before the age of consent was changed last year won’t be included in its proposed historical gay sex conviction expungement scheme. Last month, Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk apologised to the hundreds of Queenslanders convicted for consensual gay sex before …

Lismore Tropical Fruits Cyclone Debbie


Lismore City Council has voted to strengthen its support for marriage equality by writing to federal politicians calling on them to break the impasse on the reform. The motion, passed by the northern New South Wales local council on Tuesday night, commits them to writing to all Federal MPs and political parties to reiterate the …


Former Aussie Olympian Ji Wallace has embarked on an expedition along the historic Kokoda trail to challenge the stigma around living with HIV. Wallace, who won silver for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and publicly revealed his HIV status in 2012, partnered with the HIV Foundation Queensland last November to lead the 96-kilometre …

Players from the Queensland University of Technology Hockey Club will wear rainbow socks to promote diversity in sport


Players from the Queensland University of Technology Hockey Club will wear rainbow socks to promote diversity in sport when they compete this Saturday. QUT Hockey Club President Amy Ryan said the female players on the university’s top women’s team, known as the Ibis Army, would proudly don the rainbow socks during the match to support …

Grindr


Real-life conversations from gay hookup app Grindr are at the centre of a new campaign to call out HIV stigma from within the LGBTI community. HIV Foundation Queensland partnered with Queensland Positive People (QPP) for the “Real Conversations of Grindr” campaign, which began as a filmed social experiment involving revellers at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s queer …

Jason Momoa


Former Game of Thrones star and weapons-grade hottie Jason Momoa got his shirt off and his tongue out last weekend to join in the haka for a gym buddy. The men were performing the Kiwi war dance for New Zealand-born Samoan Ultimate Fighting Championship star Mark Hunt, and he posted video of it to his …

Queenslanders


More than 68% of Brisbane and the majority of Queenslanders back marriage equality and want the Government to deliver marriage equality, according to new polling. The Reachtel polling was commissioned by advocacy group The Equality Campaign and found in five Liberal and National Coalition seats across metropolitan and regional Queensland there are clear majorities in …

Brisbane Tritons


Two coaches who work with the LGBTI-inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons have had their efforts recognised at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards. Tritons coach Mel Rippon and Brisbane Barracudas coach Damien Hicks (pictured) received the Inclusive Coach awards at the inaugural awards ceremony, held in Sydney on May 19 by LGBTI health organisation …

iDAHOT


Queensland’s Noosa, Ipswich and Scenic Rim councils will fly rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. IDAHOT is a day recognised around the world to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced around the world and events are held to send messages of acceptance and inclusion to queer people. Noosa …

Candlelight Vigil


A candlelight vigil to raise money for the victims of a reported campaign of gay persecution in the Russian region of Chechnya will be held on the Sunshine Coast. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, …

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