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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. …

brisbane lions aflw rainbow guernseys

The Brisbane Lions AFLW team have unveiled the rainbow-coloured Pride Guernseys they’ll wear in the AFLW’s inaugural Pride Round this weekend. In 2018, the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs began their annual Pride Game, to celebrate the sport’s LGBTIQ+ players and spectators. Now this season the AFLW is expanding the celebratory matches to an …

queensland transgender birth certificate laws anastacia palaszczuk

Over 15,000 people have signed a petition created by a transgender 18-year-old from the Sunshine Coast calling for birth certificate reform. In Queensland, transgender people are required to undergo expensive and invasive gender affirmation surgery before they can update the gender markers on their birth certificate. Lorelei Tuxworth, who lives in Buderim, started the Change.org …

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Brisbane has sadly failed to make the final three-city shortlist to host the Gay Games in 2026. Every four years since 1982, the Gay Games has provided an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete in dozens of sports. Each Games now attracts over 10,000 athletes and tens of thousands of spectators from …

trevor evans mp brisbane gay boyfriend partner engaged same-sex marriage

Queensland’s first openly gay MP Trevor Evans has gotten engaged to his partner Roger. The Brisbane Liberal MP popped the question to his partner, obstetrics specialist Dr Roger Martin, on Tuesday night. Trevor posted a photo of both of them to social media, with Roger holding up his wedding ring. “It’s true, Roger said yes! …

ross hannay beat megaclub

Ross Hannay, director and manager of The Beat Megaclub and nephew of club ‘founder’ John Hannay, faces numerous criminal charges. A number of charges relate to drugs while one concerns allegedly possessing a gun. Hannay faces nine charges in total. They include possession of dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of a weapon. Ross Hannay became …

former lnp police minister

In an interview with The Sunday Mail, former LNP police minister David Gibson revealed his relationship with a trans man. A short-lived minister in the Newman government, the former devout Mormon said he still suffered mental health issues five years after leaving parliament. Appointed police minister by Campbell Newman in 2012, Gibson lost the position …

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