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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 …

two very annoying asians balley venue froth on brunswick

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 …

joel wilkinson gold coast suns

Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

rainbow beach rainbow chess rainbow stairway

Rainbow Chess comes to Rainbow Beach this May when Team Rainbow Inc presents the inaugural Rainbow Chess Competition. Besides the chess, visitors can view the famous coloured sands, grab a selfie at the Rainbow Stairway or take a vehicular ferry to World Heritage K’Gari (Fraser Island). The day-long event on 29 May offers an opportunity …

outback mardi gras cloncurry

Outback Mardi Gras returned to the wild west last weekend for the second year running at Cloncurry’s Post Office Hotel.  Cloncurry is located in far west Queensland, an hour and a half east of Mt Isa. The Outback Mardi Gras evolved from the Country Crowd float at 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. …

arcare parkwood aged care residence seniors mardi gras party

Queensland LGBTIQ+ accredited aged care residence Arcare Parkwood has brought Mardi Gras celebrations to its residents this week. After a challenging 12 months for elders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday Arcare Parkwood staff flooded the residence with rainbow colours as part of the celebrations. The team decorated the facility with rainbow flags and …

sex worker rights day the intro room

International Sex Worker Rights Day happens next Wednesday 3 March. In Brisbane, sex workers, allies and supporters will rally at 4.30 pm in Centenary Place Park. Other events will take place around the country during the week. The online event The Intro Room will also take place via Zoom on Wednesday. Sex worker storytellers will …

peacocks 2021 mardi gras parade

A contingent of forty Queenslanders will soon venture south of the border to march in the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade on 6 March. Brad Harker from Peacocks said the marchers would send a message of outreach to world religions. Originally known as Peacock Mormons, Brad and husband Scott run the LGBTQI community group. Many of …

amy schulkins rebecca schulkins queensland brisbane caboolture missing woman queensland police

The wife of missing Queensland woman Amy Schulkins (pictured right) has begged her spouse to come home, over a month after she disappeared. The 36-year-old’s wife, Rebecca Schulkins, reported Amy missing from a John Street residence in Caboolture South on December 30. CCTV captured her in her white Nissan Patrol at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, …

Shelley Argent PFLAG religious freedom

Shelley Argent, the long-serving spokesperson of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG+), is retiring from the role after 22 years of campaigning for LGBTIQ+ rights. Shelley has been one of Australia’s most dedicated and tireless champions in the fight for LGBTIQ+ equality, not only in her home state of Queensland but across Australia. …

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