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Police are hunting a group of more than a dozen men who “cowardly” assaulted a transgender woman on Sydney’s northern beaches. The woman, aged in her late twenties, ended up unconscious after the mob of around 15 young men attacked her in the carpark near the Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club on March 20. …

trina massey the greens

As we go to press, local government elections continue in Queensland with polling day Saturday 28 March. Local councils are our most accessible level of government with the elected representatives more available to constituents than at state or federal level. Trina Massey, the Greens candidate for Central Ward spoke to us about her passion for …

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Experts have warned against Australians excessively stockpiling HIV medications and creating unnecessary and dangerous shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) warns a run on HIV medication in pharmacies could create problems for Australians living with HIV. As a result, ASHM has urged GPs not …

Diamond Drag Queen Storytime

Join us this Saturday for Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime at the QNews Facebook page. In these challenging times, Diamond decided to take Drag Queen Storytime online. Diamond wanted to give kids the opportunity to enjoy a party experience even in this era of social distancing. “Social distancing needn’t mean complete isolation. We have the internet. …

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Many members of the LGBTIQ communities work in small business, hospitality and casual employment. Today’s stimulus package will lessen some of the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The package will enable many small businesses to remain trading and employing people. It will also see those on Newstart at last able to survive on …

covid-19 QNews and QNews Magazine

QNews.com.au and QNews Magazine will continue to work to keep our communities in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the ever-evolving nature of the crisis, it remains essential that the LGBTIQ  communities retain access to information specific to their concerns. QNews currently emails a free weekly newsletter to subscribers. From next week, that will include …

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Mardi Gras 78er and veteran LGBTIQ activist Sandi Banks passed away this week after battling cancer. Sandi was one of the 53 people arrested by police on the night of the first Mardi Gras parade on June 24, 1978. The event was violently broken up by police, and those arrested were beaten by police and …

scott morrison #shutdownaustralia

Australians on Twitter have developed the #shutaustraliadown trend, urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to send the nation into lockdown. Believe it or not, Australia is one of the last nations to self-isolate. Okay, you believe it. We’re pretty laid back when it comes to this sort of thing. But, it seems at the moment, more …

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LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the Morrison government for again delaying law changes to protect LGBT students and staff at faith schools. Last week, it emerged federal Attorney-General Christian Porter quietly delayed the reporting date of a legal inquiry into faith schools’ ability to expel LGBTIQ students or refuse enrolment from same-sex families. Prime Minister Scott …

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After the cancellation of this weekend’s Wagga Mardi Gras Parade, organisers of Hay’s Rainbow on the Plains yesterday announced the cancellation of their coming event. The cancellations of these two regional Pride events come as organisers also cancelled Pride events in Los Angeles and Miami Beach. Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras Festival Local transgender woman Holly …

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