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Man accused of murdering Kimberley McRae extradited to Sydney

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A 15-year-old transgender boy who died by suicide has been mourned at two separate funerals after his parents argued over his gender identity in court and split his ashes. The 15-year-old boy from Perth, who can’t be identified, died in hospital on March 4, days after attempting to take his life, the West Australian reported. …

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A gay man living on Phillip Island in Victoria has thanked dozens of locals who helped him defy homophobic trolls and paint his house in rainbow colours. Mykey O’Halloran (pictured), a professional hair artist, moved in to his bungalow on the island in February. However just a month later, a group of neighbours who heard …

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A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-transgender education bill has been delivered to a group of NSW Labor and Greens MPs. New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham has caused outrage with his Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. The Upper House MP says his bill seeks to “outlaw …

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Much loved Doc Q Fiona Bisshop passes the torch this month to Dr Rhys Young. Dr Bisshop began penning her regular column for QNews almost a dozen years ago. In addition to becoming our longest surviving columnist, she’s also been one of the most loved and respected. My dear readers, Can you believe I’ve been …

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Olympic great Dawn Fraser addressed decades-long rumours about her sexuality in an interview with the Courier-Mail this weekend. Dawn Fraser One of Australia’s best ever swimmers and greatest Olympians, Dawn Fraser won four Olympic and six Commonwealth Games gold medals. She won individual gold medals for the same event at three consecutive Olympics. Only two …

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A teacher who says she was sacked from a Sydney religious school for her sexuality has opened up about the “devastating” experience. Karen Pack worked at Morling College, a Baptist education institution in Sydney, for two years. However after telling work colleagues about her engagement to longtime partner Bronte Scott last year, Karen says she …

mark latham protest rally community action for rainbow rights transgender education bill

A Sydney protest rally will oppose Mark Latham’s “cruel and inhumane” proposed legislation banning recognition of transgender students in schools. The One Nation state leader introduced his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill to the NSW Upper House last August. Advocates warn the bill, if it’s passed, would ban all recognition of trans and …

thomas coyne

Toowoomba LGBTIQ+ activist and former candidate for the Greens, Thomas Coyne, died in a car accident late Sunday night. Thomas was the sole occupant of a car that rolled several times before hitting a power pole. Emergency services attended the scene and attempted to free Thomas from the wreckage but he died soon after. Thomas …

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Long-standing New South Wales homophobe Reverend Fred Nile will retire from state politics this year, with Lyle Shelton likely to take over leadership of Nile’s Christian Democratic Party. The 86-year-old announced he would retire in November after four decades in politics. He was first elected in 1981 after founding the party. Nile backed Lyle Shelton, …

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A Fortitude Valley venue went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday following a social media post from a co-owner. Shay Hayston, from Froth on Brunswick in Fortitude Valley’s California Lane, earlier posted a cafe docket titled ‘Two very annoying Asians’. He also added a caption to the docket. “OMG, I love my staff.” Social …

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