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Miriam Margolyes’ Australian road trip is coming to ABC

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Archbishop of Brisbane Phillip Aspinall has joined the crusade to have Queensland’s “gay panic” murder defence abolished. Speaking after his Easter Sunday mass, Dr Aspinall (pictured) said he supported Catholic priest Father Paul Kelly in his calls for the Homosexual Advance Defence to be removed from Queensland common law. The defence means a murder charge …

idahot brisbane city hall

Finally, Brisbane will proudly play a civic role in this year’s International Day against Homophobia. Brisbane City Council confirmed that the rainbow pride flag will fly from City Hall on IDAHOT Day. The city’s iconic Story Bridge will also light up in a rainbow light display.  The announcement is a win for local LGBTIQ activists. …

homophobic preacher sydney mardi gras

A young busker hit all the right notes for Sydney Mardi Gras. He sent a homophobic preacher packing during Mardi Gras celebrations in Pitt Street Mall. Axel Winter, 24, rocketed to social media fame following his drowning out a preacher who shouted ‘derogatory, hateful words about gay people.’ Axel scared the homophobic preacher off with …

Murray Darling on The Murray River

I’ll never forget my first glimpse of the P.S. Murray Princess on the Murray River. Moored at her homeport of Mannam where I peered down towards her from the cliff tops. There she was looking absolutely regal with her two tall ornamental smokestacks, coupled with the ornately decorated superstructure reflecting a glorious time gone by. …

The LGBTI Legal Service is on a mission to have historical convictions for consensual gay sex expunged in Queensland but they need your help! The service is looking into law reform options and working with other stakeholders to prepare a discussion paper for submission to the State Government. Legal Service director Emile McPhee said a …

New Equality Minister Martin Foley has wasted no time in ensuring gay couples will be allowed to adopt children in Victoria. Just hours after being sworn in as part of the new Andrews government, Mr Foley promised to expeditiously amend adoption laws in order to bring Victoria into line with New South Wales, Western Australia, …

Surrogacy laws  need to be changed especially for LGBT parents. Today Stephen Page talks about sad surrogacy story to come out of India stephen page chief justice bryant

Surrogacy laws generally practiced responsibly all over the world and particularly important amongst prospective LGBT parents and the surrogacy case from India including chief justice Bryant Been a few high profile cases that have sullied surrogacy’s image and led to call to overhaul surrogacy law. The legislation in Australia differs from state to state. Many …

A selection of Queensland’s female singers will take the Judith Wright Centre by storm for the highly anticipated return of “Women in Voice” this October.

A sublime selection of some of Queensland’s finest female singers will take the Judith Wright Centre by storm for the highly anticipated return of “Women in Voice” this October. For the 21st anniversary season, “Women in Voice” (WiV) will feature series veteran; Lil’ Fi Babushka babe Bethan Ellsmore Danse Noir diva Alinta J Cabaret queen …

Mayang Prasetyo Monster Chef, She-Male and Ladyboy : If you found the Courier-Mail's handling of the tragic murder of Mayang Prasetyo offensive : add your name to the petition

The Brisbane trans community have launched a petition to over the Courier Mail’s use of the terms ‘Monster Chef’, ‘She-Male’, and ‘Ladyboy’.  The paper used the terms in their reporting of the tragic murder of Mayang Prasetyo at Teneriffe recently. However, the paper’s sensationalist approach to reporting the gruesome murder caused outrage. A front-page headline …

The Queensland AIDS Council has launched Clinic 30

The Queensland AIDS Council has launched Clinic 30. This a free service providing mental and sexual health care, including rapid HIV testing. The Teneriffe based clinic, staffed with male and female and open five days a week. The staff and Clinic 30 include: General Practitioners (GP’s). Clinically trained clinicians. Counsellors offering targeted services for Brisbane’s …

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