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transgender chest binder

Chest dysphoria is one of the most significant contributors to depression in transgender men. Most trans masculine people would prefer flat chests, not surprising in a world where people’s brains automatically gender someone based on physical outline. Many trans guys have such strong dysphoria regarding their chests that they cannot stand to look in the …

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brunei sultan hassanal bolkiah

Over the last fortnight, QN Magazine broke a number of stories related to the action of the Sultan of Brunei introducing penalties such as whipping, amputation and death by stoning into his small South-East Asian realm. Tomorrow, Boycott Brunei in Australia are holding a rally in Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens opposite the Brunei-owned Royal in the …

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pope benedict xvi false witness

Former Pope Benedict this week blamed the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and an alleged consequent collapse of moral values. This follows two powerful cardinals claiming earlier this year that the “gay agenda” was responsible. “It could be said that in the 20 years from 1960 …

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brisbane hustlers rugby team at Bingham Cup 2018

Wallabies player Israel Folau’s latest social media outburst should be met with indifference and we should instead celebrate the progress made towards inclusion in sport across Australia, writes Brisbane Hustlers president Jason Garrick. Rugby union is a sport for everyone. It is also a sport that can bring a person fame, fortune and build a …

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U equals U U=U hiv prevention

A person with HIV who is on treatment and is undetectable cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partner. There is no risk. Zero. Brisbane LGBTIQ health specialist Dr Fiona Bisshop explains why. I need to have a rant about U=U and HIV.  I’ve written about this before, and sorry for repeating myself, but every time I think …

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HIV transmission

The response on social media last month to a Sydney PrEP user who shared his story of contracting HIV while taking the prevention medication has shown that HIV stigma is still sadly persistent, writes Douglas Billing. After scrolling through threads on social media following the articles that have been published regarding a man who has …

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gossiping women talk about sex shocked

One of the most salient fears of marriage equality opponents was that success for the “yes” campaign would lead to a radical age-inappropriate sex education curriculum. There were wild claims made — students asked to role-play same-sex relationships, boys encouraged to wear dresses, sex toys in primary school health classes… (All since quietly filed under …

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prep hiv prevention

Australian Steve Spencer has become the seventh person worldwide known to have contracted HIV while taking prevention drug PrEP, out of an estimated 450,000 users around the globe. The medication has proved to be a highly effective HIV prevention strategy and has dramatically reduced rates of infection, writes Brisbane LGBTIQ health specialist Dr Fiona Bisshop. …

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queensland moral crusader rona joyner

Friend to Premier Bjelke-Petersen and founder of the Society To Outlaw Pornography (STOP) and the Campaign Against Regressive Education (CARE), Rona Joyner was a force to be reckoned with in the Joh era, writes Destiny Rogers. Although Mrs Joyner held no elected office or government appointment, in a situation peculiar to Queensland, she wielded more …

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Mardi gras in bullamakanka

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, previously isolated gay communities in rural hamlets can now participate in their own small way in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QN Magazine’s regional Queensland correspondent Pearl of the Outback explains how. Mr Humphries recently hosted something the young folks call a Mardi Gras Watch Party. …

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