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The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) will in the future be known as the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). This follows a membership vote and approval at the 2019 Annual General Meeting tonight. Consultation QuAC conducted community consultation amongst our communities across the state in advance of the change. The consultation sought community feedback on …

queensland trans community awards trans awards 2019 sportsman hotel transgender non-binary

Community members, activists and allies have celebrated the annual Trans Community Awards, the night of nights for Brisbane’s trans, gender diverse and non-binary community. Each year, the event recognises the achievements of activists, groups, events and allies for the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, brotherboy and sistergirl communities. At the awards ceremony at the Sportsman …

israel folau bushfires same-sex marriage

Israel Folau has been slammed for linking the deadly bushfire crisis to the legalisation of same-sex marriage and abortion in a new sermon at his church. The sacked Wallabies player told his controversial Truth of Jesus Christ Church on Sunday the bushfires that have claimed six lives and destroyed hundreds homes are God’s punishment for …

gay Saudi journalists

Two gay Saudi journalists who fled their homeland after Saudi authorities outed them, face an unlimited stay in Australian detention. The two journalists discreetly lived together in the Saudi capital Riyadh. By necessity, they kept their relationship secret in a country that punishes homosexuality with the death sentence. The men have been together for 16 …

world AIDS day queensland

There’s a program of events planned all over the state for World AIDS Day Queensland 2019. On the 1st of December each year, we pause to reflect on our progress in the fight against HIV. We remember those we lost and commit to supporting those still living with HIV today.  It is also a time …

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2020 is fast approaching and with a new decade, comes new challenges, and new opportunities to again tackle some of the challenges that have remained with us from the past. QuAC has been actively working to create change for our communities for over 30 years, and we are ready to step in to the next …

andrew barr act chief minister same-sex marriage

The Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr, our first openly gay government leader, has married partner Anthony Toms. The couple tied the knot at a “small family ceremony” on Wednesday at the historical Longworth House in Anthony’s hometown of Newcastle, New South Wales. Barr posted to Instagram a collage of wedding snaps. The ACT …

mark latham margaret court

The New South Wales parliament has backed a motion from Mark Latham to honour the sporting career of controversial tennis legend Margaret Court. The One Nation NSW leader moved the motion in the state’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, with MPs voting for it. The motion celebrates her achievements, recognises the upcoming 50th anniversary of her …

gay hate crime new south wales parliamentary inquiry

The New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into four decades of gay and transgender hate crimes has reopened and will hear from regional communities next year. The inquiry, the first of its kind in Australia was launched last year. In February, the committee recommended further investigation into suspected anti-gay homicides across the state. In 2020, the …

george pell

The High Court of Australia this morning granted leave for convicted child abuser George Pell to appeal against his Victorian convictions. Justices Gordon and Edelman gave Pell’s lawyers leave to appeal to the full court ‘as on an appeal’. As a result of that, the full bench of the court will hear the substantive arguments …

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