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election special queensland vote

Queensland goes to the polls this Saturday 31 October. Shelley Argent joins us on Queer Newsweek for an election special. As at previous elections, prior to the Queensland vote, Shelley contacted the major parties concerning their LGBTIQ+ policies. Scroll down for video Letters from Deputy Premier and Shadow Attorney-General at bottom of the article. Shelley …

gay heritage john dobinson herston

Independent candidate for the Brisbane inner-city electorate of McConnel, John Dobinson, has called for Herston to become Queensland’s first gay heritage inclusion. Queensland’s first Premier Robert Herbert and partner John Bramston made their home together in the area. They conjoined their names to invent a name for their property. That name survives as the name …

garth hamilton david van gend Groom shoo-in

Before yesterday’s meeting to select an LNP candidate for the federal seat of Groom, David van Gend seemed a shoo-in. However, fellow rightwinger Garth Hamilton emerged the winner following the meeting in Toowoomba yesterday. The Toowoomba Chronicle reports the party chose a lesser-known nominee over fears that van Gend’s controversial views on LGBT+ issues would …

dr david van gend toowoomba election lnp coalition

Queensland doctor David van Gend, who believes homosexuality is “disordered behaviour” and “potentially treatable”, may win Liberal National party preselection in a federal seat. The sitting member, federal Coalition MP John McVeigh, resigned last month. Now voters in the federal electorate of Groom, in Toowoomba, will go to the polls for a byelection on November …

grindr crime date rape brisbane police car composite

A Brisbane man who chained up and brutally raped a man he met on Grindr has received a six year prison sentence. The Queensland District Court heard Ian Robert Madden met the victim on the gay app last April, the Courier-Mail reported. The pair agreed to meet up for oral sex at Madden’s Brisbane home. …

noosa temple of satan black mass noosa council

Members of the Noosa Temple of Satan say they’ve received death threats from “hypocritical” people of faith ahead of their Satanic “Black Mass” this Halloween. The Sunshine Coast Satanists are planning the Black Mass ceremony for Friday, October 30 at The J Theatre. The Temple was formed last year in the wake of the Morrison …

anti-bullying pack

PFLAG+ Queensland last week completed an anti-bullying pack for distribution to all state high schools. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent and volunteers spent their weekend preparing the packs for distribution. A donation from a PFLAG+ member enabled the organisation to privately fund the initiative. Shelley Argent said the packs would provide commonsense information for staff …

the equality project better together 2022 national conference lgbtiq cairns port douglas

A national LGBTIQ conference is heading to Queensland for the first time and draw hundreds of visitors to the Far North in February 2022. Since 2018, national group The Equality Project has hosted their Better Together Conference. Each conference brings together a a diverse range of queer advocates and advocacy groups to discuss LGBTIQ rights …

vollie lavont queensland police proud to stand with you

Everyone deserves to feel safe on a night out. That’s the message from the Queensland Police Service to the LGBTIQ community in a new campaign. Brisbane drag queen Vollie LaVont and QPS Constable Jesse Farrance have teamed up to encourage LGBTIQ community members to report violence and abuse. “The Queensland Police Service is here for …

drag queen storytime protestor Wilson Gavin Brisbane Drag storytime

The University of Queensland Student Union will commemorate former councillor and drag queen storytime protestor Wilson Gavin who died earlier this year. The gay student took his own life the day after a protest against a drag queen storytime event in Brisbane. Wilson Gavin was also president of the University of Queensland Liberal National Club …

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