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Anthony Venn-Brown is one of Australia's leading gay Christian thinkers.

Coming full circle in faith with Anthony Venn-Brown

Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International (ABBI) founder Anthony Venn-Brown is celebrating the group’s tenth anniversary in November. Anthony Venn-Brown became a born again Christian in 1969. But feeling that his sexuality was in conflict with his call to ministry he entered Australia’s first live-in “ex-gay” program at Moombara and Bundeena Christian Fellowship in 1972. Convinced …

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Narelda Jacobs: In Safe Hands

Narelda Jacobs has been at the forefront of Australia’s most significant events in 2023, from the Women’s World Cup to the Voice to Parliament. She sat down with QNews to explain how important the Voice is for the nation and for her personally. To say that 2023 is a big year for Narelda Jacobs is …

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A Glossary of Identity and Gender Terms

Sometimes confused by the plethora of identity and gender expressions used these days? The rainbow communities are a glorious and diverse coalition of genders and sexualities. We’ve compiled this glossary of identity and gender terms to help out. As some humans become more open-minded to the diversity of human experience, minorities feel better able to …

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Sock Drawer Heroes launch inclusive range of binders

Australia’s leading gender expression company Sock Drawer Heroes was founded after couple Erin Spencer and Bec Cerio found an absence of gender-affirming products available locally. In 2017, Erin came out as trans non-binary but they immediately found significant barriers in accessing gender-affirming products. “In 2017, Erin and I both bought binders,” Bec said. “We both …

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My night on the town with Pauline Hanson in 1998

 Twenty-five years ago, I sort of had a night on the town with Pauline Hanson, writes Destiny Rogers. The One Nation leader was in Cairns campaigning for the 1998 federal election. She was already famous for her attacks on Indigenous Australians, Asian immigrants and the LGBTIQ community. She said of Sydney’s Mardi Gras, “I don’t …

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QNews talks to LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell

Sarah Davison talks to conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell about his experience and response to a recent report on the practice. For members of Tasmania’s LGBTQIA+ community, the recent report by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on conversion therapy practices was a watershed moment. However, conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell said the report was a …

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LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day: Survivor shares her story

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day highlights domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse in LGBTQIA+ communities. The national campaign recognises the additional struggles facing members of the LGBTQIA+ community when experiencing domestic violence.  A recent literature review by Our Watch found that rates of intimate partner violence within lesbian, gay and queer relationships are …

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For all the lovers: LGBTIQ+ Valentine’s Day love quotes

For much of history, Valentine’s Day remained off-limits to all but heterosexual lovebirds. Indeed, most societies excluded romantics of diverse genders and orientations from the public celebration of their love. But times have changed in much of the world. So here are some LGBTIQ+ Valentine’s Day love quotes for all the lovers, however, and with …

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Domestic and family violence: how to help

If you suspect a friend is experiencing domestic and family violence, you can offer support. While your friend may not immediately act to end their situation, your support may lead them to consider their options. Bringing up the subject of domestic and family violence can prove challenging. Often an abused person struggles with self-worth as …

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Trans parents: ‘If a man gives birth, he’s the father’

By Ruth Pearce, University of Leeds The UK’s High Court has ruled that Freddy McConnell, a transgender man who gave birth to his child, does not have the right to be registered as a “father” on his child’s birth certificate. McConnell, who is transgender, has indicated his intention to appeal. At present, people who give …

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