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poets cafe montville

Last week QNews reported on an incident at the Poets Cafe, Montville. During Pride month, as marchers joined Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, and in the midst of the greatest global health crisis for a century, a lesbian couple — both health workers, one black — found themselves rudely ordered out of a cafe in …

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Last Sunday, at the end of Pride month, during the worst health crisis in a century and as the world grapples with racial discrimination through the Black Lives Matter movement, the owner of Poets Cafe in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, chose the moment to demand an inter-racial pair of lesbian health workers leave his cafe …

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The Queens Ball book, launched as a PDF on Saturday, documents the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ+ event in the world. Proceeds from book sales will fund an annual award in honour of Brisbane Queens Ball founder, Dame Sybil von Thorndyke. Scroll down for purchase link Publisher Bill Rutkin OAM said the book will go into print …

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A Brisbane mother and her girlfriend have received jail after a string of “vile and abhorrent” assaults on their three-year-old son. Police found the injured boy with severe bruises to most of his body, as well as abrasions and cuts, the Courier-Mail reported. The women’s abuse and neglect of the three-year-old only came to light …

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Queensland’s free LGBTI Legal Service will continue operating for the next five years after it received new state government funding. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath (pictured, second from left) announced the state government has allocated $1.3 million to the free legal centre until 2025. Since 2010, the LGBTI Legal Service has provided free and confidential advice to …

idahobit 2020

Landmarks across Brisbane will light up tonight for IDAHOBIT 2020. Earlier today Councillor Vicki Howard raised the Rainbow Flag at Brisbane City Hall. Cr Howard said this year marked the fourth Brisbane City Council celebration of IDAHOBIT. IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia) is recognised internationally to raise awareness of discrimination and …

Anthony Stott

A report in Brisbane’s Sunday Mail adds more bizarre details to the circumstances leading up to the death in February of Brisbane teacher Anthony Stott. However, the information, obtained from a police brief, provides no explanation for Anthony’s out of character behaviour before his death. Nor does it provide any rational reasons for the actions …

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In the early days of Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions, QNews approached the Brisbane Pride Festival Committee about the possibility that it might prove impossible to hold a Queens Ball in 2020. The committee will now host the Queens Ball Virtual Awards on 27 June. The same day will also see Global Pride. Earlier, QNews will present …

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The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health is planning a special online event this month to mark the 30th anniversary of IDAHOBIT. IDAHOBIT stands for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. It’s recognised every year on May 17. On that day in 1990, homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of …

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May 28 will be Australia’s inaugural LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day, a new initiative to address high rates of unreported domestic violence within LGBTIQ relationships. Recent studies show up to 62 per cent of lesbian, gay, transgender and queer Australians have experienced some form of domestic abuse within their relationships. However, as few as six …

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