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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


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While religious extremists agitate for legislation extending their religious privilege at the expense of the rights of other Australians, a victim of child abuse is attempting to obtain compensation. Father Michael McArdle wrote in a 2004 affidavit that he made confessions of child abuse 1,500 times over 25 years. Each time, he walked out of …

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Rodney Croome says there must be no deals on discrimination. The movement to roll back discrimination protections is a serious threat we must stand up to. Therefore the LGBTIQ community and its representatives must not make unnecessary compromises.  It must be blocked outright. The LGBTIQ community campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill is working. As …

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NSW Police have appealed for information as they investigate the suspicious death of Sydney woman Kimberley McRae. Officers found her body in her unit in Coogee at about 10am on Tuesday (January 14), but when she died is unclear. Police later identified her as 69-year-old Kimberley McRae. McRae, who was transgender, lived alone but was …

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The grieving family of Wilson Gavin, who died on Monday after protesting Drag Queen Storytime in Brisbane, have reached out to the LGBTIQ community in a moving statement. The 21-year-old, who was openly gay, was president of UQ’s conservative Liberal National Club. He made national headlines leading the protest at Brisbane Square Library on Sunday. …

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Rainbow Families Queensland has held Drag Storytime sessions at Brisbane City Council Libraries four times over the last two years. However the future of the Drag Storytime events in Brisbane is under threat. Protesters caused inappropriate disruption at the most recent event, at the Brisbane Square Library on Sunday. After the footage of the incident …

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Rates of HIV diagnoses in Queensland have dropped by more than a third in the last five years, according to new data. Last year, 153 HIV notifications were reported to Queensland Health, compared with 245 in 2014. This is a drop of more than 37 per cent. Experts are attributing the declining rates to increased …

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Sixty percent of the first 200 respondents to an anti drag storytime petition on the Brisbane City Council website do not live in the city. Wendy Francis, Queensland Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) set up the petition yesterday. Lyle Shelton promoted the petition on Facebook. When a commenter asked Francis on Facebook about …

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The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (formerly the Queensland AIDS Council) wishes to express deep condolences at the death of Wilson Gavin in Queensland yesterday morning, following an incident with protests at a Drag Queen Story Time event. Wilson’s death has affected many people who knew him personally and also many other people in the …

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Wilson Gavin, leader of yesterday’s drag storytime protest at Brisbane Square Library died by suicide this morning. Whatever his past actions, our entire LGBTIQ communities no doubt offer condolences to his family and also his friends. His aunt described him as a very tormented soul. She said despite his ‘despicable behaviour’ at the library, she …

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Australians have rallied on Twitter around the two Queensland drag queens targeted by right-wing student protesters at Drag Storytime on Sunday. Footage of the incident went viral overnight showing the protesters yelling “drag queens are not for kids” at the Brisbane Council-supported event. Valkyrie explained on Facebook he was “inside during the disruption, calming children …

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