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labor candidate julie mcglone

Julie McGlone, Labor’s candidate in the Sunshine Coast seat of Fairfax in the upcoming federal election, will launch her campaign in Coolum Beach tomorrow. Julie (pictured above, right) has been a member of the Labor party for nearly two decades and says she’s always identified as a proud Rainbow Labor member. “Running in a conservative …

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optus newstead gasworks brisbane

Optus proudly supports the Australian LGBTIQ community through their membership of the Diversity Council of Australia, Pride in Diversity and their corporate membership of GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise), which is affiliated with Queensland’s Pride Business Network. Chris Hamze from Optus Newstead told QN Magazine, “It’s important our customers know they …

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best queer lgbtiq films

Queer Screen, the organisers of the annual Mardi Gras Film Festival, celebrated the festival’s 25th anniversary last year and as part of the celebrations called on the LGBTIQ community to vote on what movies we consider to be the best queer films of all time. After tallying the votes and putting together the ultimate ranking …

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back acne, backne

Bacne can be a bigger issue than facial acne due to the lack of information available, so we went to the experts at Australian Skin Clinics to find out some straightforward facts about it. What is it? Bacne has the same characteristics as facial acne, including pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, red spots, oily skin and even …

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akubra hat outback regional Queensland stock photo

In a fond remembrance of the lead player, QN Magazine’s regional correspondent Pearl of the Outback shares a personal perspective of a once notorious Queensland incident, a story reminiscent of the acclaimed Brokeback Mountain, but one which contributed to profound change in Queensland laws. What follows is the first article of several I hope to …

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baby bump pregnancy mum-to-be stock photo

From self-described “boy body” to All About That Bass and back again, RJ Miles recounts to QN Magazine her experience with body shaming. A person’s self-image is low-hanging fruit, ripe for plucking and an easy target for those who feed their own insecurity by putting down others. Most of my adult life I’ve had the …

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australian skin clinics consultation

Every year new and innovative skin treatments gain popularity — QN Magazine asked Christie Harris from Australian Skin Clinics her predictions for the top treatment trends in 2019! Non-surgical lunchtime lifts We all want to look our best. Relatively simple cosmetic procedures like Dermal fillers, CryoDefine (fat Freezing) and micro-needling treatments easily fit within a …

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Queensland gaymer jack foulstone

After the first gayming float joined the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade this month, QN Magazine contributor Wanda D’Parke asked Cairns entertainer Jack Foulstone about how he started as a gaymer, and how video games are helping LGBTIQ people find community. Dear Reader, Twenty-five-year-old Jack (pictured) moved from Grafton, New South Wales to …

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Chris and Sophiaan queensland foster dads

Eighteen months ago, QNews Magazine featured Chris Pye and Sophiaan Subhan who had then spent almost a year as foster parents. QN Magazine recently caught up with this amazing couple and discovered they found the experience so rewarding, they’re now proud foster dads to two children, the original child and his biological brother. Fostering is …

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Brisbane Pride Toastmasters

The marriage equality debate showed the advantage of having community members who can articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly. In today’s world, communication skills are a premium asset, not only benefiting the community but also individuals. Despite modern technology, many of our everyday interactions are verbal. Strong verbal communication skills enhance our communications on all …

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mardi gras survival guide

It’s Mardi Gras season, when the eastern seaboard of Australia is inundated with rainbow-festooned tourists, and there’s a mad rush for tickets to the parties and after-parties and pool parties and recovery parties. If you’ve spent the last few months working on your abs and butt to show off those new shorty shorts you’ve bought, …

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Stan netflix LGBT movies

QN Magazine’s film enthusiast Peter Gray has trolled the libraries of Netflix, Stan and SBS On Demand to track down a slew of gems you may not have known existed, are worth a re-visit, or are those you’ve been questioning whether or not to hit play button for. Other People (Netflix) Openly gay comedic writer …

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Queensland police lgbti liaison officers

Acting Sergeant Ben Bjarnesen (pictured right) is both an LGBTI Liaison officer in the Queensland Police Service and a member of the LGBTIQ community. QN Magazine recently spoke to Ben about why he became an LGBTI Liaison Officer and how the volunteer role has allowed him to make a difference to members of the community. …

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Cory Bernardi

Let’s fact check Cory Bernardi’s claim of vindication for his 2012 prediction that, “redefining marriage has seen a push for further redefinitions including lowering the age at which people can marry, multiple-partner marriages and even advocacy for the legalisation of bestiality.” It’s that unpredictable summer storm time of year. No sooner has a Katter blown …

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queensland health safe sex

No one wants an STI (sexually transmitted infection), nevertheless STI rates have increased in Queensland, particularly in men who have sex with men. It’s time to say no and Stop the Rise of STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. PrEP is great. One daily pill decreases the risk of contracting HIV and its introduction has …

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asylum seekers

By Paloma Cole and Chris Peppel One of the highlights of 2018 was a long overdue turn in public sentiment against Australia’s brutal offshore detention program for asylum seekers who arrive by boat. It is our hope that in 2019 public sentiment will continue to grow against the detention of innocent people in worse-than-prison conditions. …

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queensland police service

QNews Magazine talks to three LGBTI Liaison Officers in the Queensland Police Service who provide support and assistance to our community in addition to their regular duties. Society requires police. We all want to go about our daily lives safe from crime. Police are entrusted by the community with protecting citizens from harm, preventing crime, …

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Solar Mine Queensland

Buying solar power systems can be a daunting task, but Adrian Decarli from Solar Mine Qld guarantees quality solar with industry-leading service and support and all systems installed to Clean Energy Council Standards. Adrian (pictured) established Solar Mine Qld because of his disappointment with the state of the industry. “I worked in solar sales and …

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Queensland drag star Gayleen Tuckwood

With so many wonderful Brisbane drag performers emanating from central Queensland, QNews Magazine asked our own Biloela-born and bred drag star Wanda D’Parke to speak with Rockhampton-born Gayleen Tuckwood for her take on how things have changed since Wanda started on her drag journey a few(?) years(?) ago. Dear Reader, Dylan Bendall has found great …

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queer textbooks

By Annamarie Jagose, Lee Wallace and Victoria Rawlings, University of Sydney Recently, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) — the peak professional body for Australian English teachers — published a special issue of the journal English in Australia entitled “Love in English.” It addressed the continued marginalisation of some genders and sexualities within …

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Sauvage at Brisbane Queer Film Festival

The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is this year celebrating its 20th birthday and has unveiled its 2019 program of queer feature films, documentaries and short films. This year’s theme of the long-running festival is “Reflection” to highlight the power of films to create awareness, change and acceptance not just within the mainstream society, but within the queer community …

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sexually suggestive emojis

Whether it’s an eggplant, peach or even a love heart, emojis are supposed to be a fun way to communicate and even flirt. But workers are warned against sending suggestive emojis to colleagues. It could cost their job and leave them defending a sexual harassment claim. Emojis include suggestive objects like eggplants and peaches, which …

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