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Brisbane social group Wendybird is turning five

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Education Queensland has been at the forefront regarding transgender kids within the school system. By Gina Mather A school in Western Australia earlier this year notified parents via the principal that they had a transgender student in year 3 and as such would now be recognised as a girl. Previously the parents were afraid to …

Brisbane’s Story bridge was awash with the traditional gay rainbow flag colours on Sunday May 17th to commemorate the international day against homophobia, trans-phobia and bisexual-phobia. #IDAHOT The stunning colours light up Brisbane’s iconic bridge much to the delight of a small crowd that gathered to watch the event.  Earlier in the day City Hall …

Brisbane will mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, & Transphobia (IDAHOT) with a series of free events supported by Brisbane City Council to be held on Sunday 17 May. CLICK HERE to see photos from the Brisbane Rally In conjunction with the Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group, the council has agreed to fly a rainbow …

Putting it simply, “We need your help please!” QNews has long prided itself on providing LGBT news, and information to all Queenslanders right across the state as well as Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Our 250+ distribution points include many rural and regional locations because even though our digital footprint has grown …

Archbishop of Brisbane Phillip Aspinall has joined the crusade to have Queensland’s “gay panic” murder defence abolished. Speaking after his Easter Sunday mass, Dr Aspinall (pictured) said he supported Catholic priest Father Paul Kelly in his calls for the Homosexual Advance Defence to be removed from Queensland common law. The defence means a murder charge …

idahot brisbane city hall

Finally, Brisbane will proudly play a civic role in this year’s International Day against Homophobia. Brisbane City Council confirmed that the rainbow pride flag will fly from City Hall on IDAHOT Day. The city’s iconic Story Bridge will also light up in a rainbow light display.  The announcement is a win for local LGBTIQ activists. …

The LGBTI Legal Service is on a mission to have historical convictions for consensual gay sex expunged in Queensland but they need your help! The service is looking into law reform options and working with other stakeholders to prepare a discussion paper for submission to the State Government. Legal Service director Emile McPhee said a …

A selection of Queensland’s female singers will take the Judith Wright Centre by storm for the highly anticipated return of “Women in Voice” this October.

A sublime selection of some of Queensland’s finest female singers will take the Judith Wright Centre by storm for the highly anticipated return of “Women in Voice” this October. For the 21st anniversary season, “Women in Voice” (WiV) will feature series veteran; Lil’ Fi Babushka babe Bethan Ellsmore Danse Noir diva Alinta J Cabaret queen …

Mayang Prasetyo Monster Chef, She-Male and Ladyboy : If you found the Courier-Mail's handling of the tragic murder of Mayang Prasetyo offensive : add your name to the petition

The Brisbane trans community have launched a petition to over the Courier Mail’s use of the terms ‘Monster Chef’, ‘She-Male’, and ‘Ladyboy’.  The paper used the terms in their reporting of the tragic murder of Mayang Prasetyo at Teneriffe recently. However, the paper’s sensationalist approach to reporting the gruesome murder caused outrage. A front-page headline …

The Queensland AIDS Council has launched Clinic 30

The Queensland AIDS Council has launched Clinic 30. This a free service providing mental and sexual health care, including rapid HIV testing. The Teneriffe based clinic, staffed with male and female and open five days a week. The staff and Clinic 30 include: General Practitioners (GP’s). Clinically trained clinicians. Counsellors offering targeted services for Brisbane’s …

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