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Prospective university students will now be able to compare the LGBTI diversity credentials of all Australian universities with the launch this week of a new guide to help them choose which study environment will be best for them. The Australian LGBTI University Guide provides prospective students with a checklist of 15 measures that universities may …

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Judith Lucy has done it all. She’s one of Australia’s most popular stand up comedians, successful author and has spent years featuring of a variety of television shows and radio. Ahead of her first sold comedy show in over 5 years – the oddly named ‘Ask No Questions of the Moth’ – QNews caught up …

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By Tammy Rudduck I am talking specifically about injectable drugs…not necessary ice or heroin, but steroids and tanning injectables. Steroid use in Queensland and in particular in South-East Queensland has increased significantly. Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) are seeing an increase with people requesting sterile injecting equipment for the use of steroids and other performance …

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A new international study into homophobia in sport has revealed that 80% of Australians participating in sport have witnessed or experienced homophobia and that large numbers of Australian males believe they are not accepted in sport. The Out on the Fields report is the first international study looking into homophobia in sport and was initiated …

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Putting it simply, “We need your help please!” Magazines are doing it tough all over the world and we need urgent help to continue. Unfortunately on the back of four major increases in the price of postage, servicing regional Queensland, Northern NSW and the NT is becoming increasingly difficult. We are appealing to you, our …

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It’s official… Brisbane can’t get enough of Cirque du Soleil! Since opening in April, thousands of Brisbaneites have been flocking to the Big Top on Hamilton’s North Shore to see Totem – the latest offering from the world’s most fabulous circus. Such is the demand for tickets that the season has been extended and will …

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By Josh Duyker Be it financial, professional or social, status plays a big part in our everyday lives. One status that can be overlooked and stigmatised is HIV status. Everyone has a HIV status; be it positive with a detectable viral load, positive with an undetectable viral load, negative or unknown. It is especially important …

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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 …

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Ricky Martin – the Grammy winning global superstar and current coach on The Voice will make his highly-anticipated return to Australian concert stages for the global launch of his One World tour this April and May!  Townsville Apr 24 & 25   –  Brisbane Apr 28! “I am so excited that my fellow coach Delta …

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As Australia pauses to honour all of the brave men and women who have served our nation during the ANZAC day centenary, QNews would like to take this opportunity pay our respects. We would also like to acknowledge the many LGBT Australians who have served our country as members of our defence forces. One such …

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South Australian country singer Beccy Cole still gets positive feedback from her 2012 coming out episode of ABC’s Australian Story. “I think the level of acceptance has been such that I just felt like I was given a great big regional hug!” she told QNews. At the time, Beccy said she wanted to set a …

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The more you play with nipples, the bigger they can grow Well here’s a topic that isn’t chatted about often – Men’s nipples being twisted by random strangers in clubs or work – a surprisingly common occurrence. So why do people do this? Is it sexual, do they want to get down? Are they just …

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For the past few years, the big news about HIV prevention has all centred around a new and sometimes controversial prevention method called Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, better known as PrEP. This method sees people who do not have HIV take a pill daily to reduce their risk of contracting HIV. The pill is called Truvada and …

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Islamic State

Islamic State have ramped up their public hatred of LGBT people displaying a number of horrific and barbaric murders of innocent gay men on social media. In the most recent posting, a young gay man was shown being blindfolded and then thrown off a multi-storey building in the Syrian city of Raqqa to the cheers …

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Two years ago, photographer John Bortolin embarked on an artistic journey which has now culminated in the creation of ‘Manscape’, a big and beautiful coffee-table book combining and celebrating the natural beauty of Northern New South Wales and the male physique.     “The incredible landscapes of the Byron Bay shire in Australia, and its …

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A heartfelt letter from a 9-year-old girl has reduced her teacher to tears. The letter was penned after “Mr R” revealed to his class that he was gay. It reads: “Dear Mr R “Even though you’re gay, I will always treat you the same way as I do now. I still think about you the …

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New Equality Minister Martin Foley has wasted no time in ensuring gay couples will be allowed to adopt children in Victoria. Just hours after being sworn in as part of the new Andrews government, Mr Foley promised to expeditiously amend adoption laws in order to bring Victoria into line with New South Wales, Western Australia, …

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