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Queensland AIDS Council to change name after community feedback

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Drag angel Bebe Gunn has spent Queensland’s lockdown putting Covid-hit artists in touch with generous strangers offering help paying bills. On Saturday, eleven local government areas in south-east Queensland went into the state’s strictest ever lockdown. Then yesterday, the Queensland government extended it until Sunday (August 8) to fight a growing COVID-19 outbreak. Brisbane drag …

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A Brisbane local has signed up for the World’s Greatest Shave, and her drag queen friends are pitching in to help fundraise for the important cause. The long-running annual event by the Leukaemia Foundation raises money to support those diagnosed with blood cancer. More than 50 Australians are diagnosed each day with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma …

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The Noosa Temple of Satan have launched a petition taking aim at the Australian Parliament’s “exclusionary” opening Christian prayers, ahead of the Morrison Government introducing the Religious Discrimination Bill. The Sunshine Coast-based Temple of Satan has made national headlines for their activism and commentary around the controversial legislation. The group held a Satanic Black Mass …

naidoc week

Fresh from one month of visibility and celebration to another! We are now into NAIDOC Week which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We especially have some …

queensland police commissioner katarina carroll officer facebook posts racism homophobia

The Queensland Police Service is investigating a private Facebook group over reportedly sexist, racist and homophobic posts by its officers. The “Defend the Blue” Facebook group is one of several private groups only open to serving and former Queensland police officers. A senior serving Queensland Police officer set up the group last year. It currently …

amy schulkins queensland woman caboolture police search disappearance

The search for Caboolture woman Amy Schulkins continues six months after her disappearance. Despite extensive ongoing searches, police cannot confirm any sightings since that date. On 30 December, Amy and her wife Rebecca visited Amy’s parents at Fernvale for dinner. On their return home, they enjoyed a few drinks and Amy messaged a friend on …

trans man's genitals QCAT banned dr

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has banned a doctor from working in hospitals for at least two years. The decision followed a number of complaints, including the doctor conducting a ‘forcible examination’ of a trans man’s genitals. QCAT undertook the hearing after the doctor appealed working conditions imposed on him by the Medical …

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A Brisbane gay couple whose Aboriginal flag was cut down and stolen from their front yard have vowed to replace it as many times as it’s removed. Brad, who has First Nations ancestry, raised the Aboriginal flag outside his and partner Nick’s home in western Brisbane two weeks ago. Brad told ABC Radio Brisbane they …

pride fair day 2021 stallholders

Brisbane Pride Fair Day — the biggest day on the Queensland LGBTIQ+ calendar — rolls around on Saturday 2 October. Brisbane Pride is now accepting expressions of interest from potential Stallholders who would like to participate in the day. In 2020, Brisbane Pride Fair Day became the first Australian LGBTIQ+ to go ahead following the …

vilification and hate crimes qld parliamentary committee

Have you ever felt unsafe because of who you are? If so, the Queensland Parliament Legal Affairs and Safety Committee wants to hear your story. Currently conducting an inquiry into serious vilification and hate crimes, the Qld parliamentary committee wants to hear stories of lived experience with those crimes. The inquiry will examine whether serious …

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