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Chip Hedges

Brisbane man Chip Hedges opens up to us about his health battle in The Cancer Diaries, the first in a six-part series published by QNews Magazine reflecting on a life well-lived in the face of cancer. Five o’clock. My clock is Steady Eddie. No tick-tock. I leave that to the intravenous pump I’m tied to. …

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LOWER BACK PAIN

Have you been suffering from short-term lower back pain or long-term lower back pain? Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints which affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Lower back pain is a common contributor to taking time off work. For many, the back pain …

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A man clutches his stomach in pain and discomfort in this stock photo

No matter what time of year, there are always unpleasant tummy bugs doing the rounds, causing stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhoea. There are a few different bugs that can cause this. If you’ve been around a few other people who have had the same illness, especially if it came with fevers and headaches, you’ve probably …

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Brisbane festival

Brisbane’s King Street in Bowen Hills will transform into a giant garden street party on September 8 when Brisbane Festival hosts the weddings of eight same-sex couples. Radiating rainbows in the electorate that polled the highest ‘yes’ vote in Queensland in last year’s marriage equality survey, the Qweens on King wedding event will see the …

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Brisbane man Gary Venamore was murdered by persons unknown in 1968. Story Bridge shown

Persons unknown brutally bashed local socialite Gary Venamore after a night out, throwing him unconscious into the Brisbane River to drown in 1968. Was Gary bashed to death in an attempted robbery? Was it a poofter bashing? Did his gaydar fail him that night and he ended up dead because of an unappreciated advance? In …

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Same-sex couple at their wedding

The publishers of Australian wedding magazine Same Same Weddings are holding their next same-sex wedding expo next month, and they have a pop-up wedding to give away to one lucky local couple. The team from Paddington Publications held Brisbane’s first same-sex wedding expo in April, and it was such a success they’re planning another for …

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Christine Anu talks to QNews magazine about her role in Grease

Christine Anu is an iconic voice in the Australian music scene. Originating from Queensland, she’s known for everything from her classic hits “My Island Home” and “Party” to her extensive time on the national stage. Most recently, she took to the stage for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and …

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Australia gay conversion

By Luke Beck, Monash University Social Services Minister Dan Tehan called in a recent speech for a federal Religious Discrimination Act. While Liberal Senator James Paterson has backed the call, Just Equal spokesman Brian Greig has warned such a law may be a smokescreen to allow discrimination against LGBTI people. Liberal backbench MP Tim Wilson has echoed those concerns. …

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Stock photo of IVF reproduction reproductive therapy

By Damien Riggs, Flinders University For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional Association …

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Stock photo of cigarette smoke

Nearly everyone who has smoked for more than 5 years wants to quit. Being a smoker makes you a train wreck waiting to happen – the slow poisoning of your lungs, your heart and your arteries will likely one day lead to heart attack, stroke, blood clots, lung cancer and chronic lung disease. Have you …

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Qweens On King fag/stag Yummy Brisbane Festival 2018

Eight Brisbane same-sex couples will get hitched at a special event at this year’s Brisbane Festival, which officially unveiled its program on Tuesday. This year’s festival will host more than 70 events at 17 venues across the city including QPAC, Brisbane Powerhouse, the Riverstage, the Tivoli, the Southbank Cultural Forecourt, and the South Bank Piazza. …

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Rainbow Mountain

Australian ski destination Thredbo and LGBTIQ party starters Heaps Gay are hosting Rainbow Mountain, a five-day festival of crazy, fun, glittery LGBTIQ action in the snow. From August 29 to September 2, the LGBTIQ community will take over the mountain with a huge line up of events, parties, live concerts, cocktails, champagne lunches, and plenty …

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RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 cast group photo

By Scott McKinnon, University of Wollongong For a reality TV show about a queer subculture, RuPaul’s Drag Race has achieved extraordinary success. In the show, which winds up another series this Friday, drag queens compete to be named “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Across 13 seasons (including three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) it has …

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Brisbane non-binary activist Jade Mirabito performs on stage

By Jade Mirabito Gosh, gender is a bizarre thing. It took me many years to carve out a nook that feels comfortable in regards to terminology, expression, presentation, language for me and my body, spaces I can use, and so many countless little things you don’t really realise is a decision you can make until …

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Patti LuPone

By Paul Dellit Since the Golden Age of Broadway there have been many leading ladies that have fallen into the category of diva, particularly in the field of musical theatre. Whether she likes it or not Patti LuPone has unofficially been crowned the reigning Broadway diva of her generation. The word ‘diva’ is of Latin/Italian …

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Syphilis

I thought I’d write an update on what’s going around in the world of sexually transmitted stuff in Brisbane. And I mean literally going around. I’ve got one word for you – syphilis. These last couple of weeks has been a syphilis convention in Brisbane, and I’ve been jabbing people with penicillin left, right and …

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78ers

By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s largest annual celebration of LGBT+ people and one of Australia’s biggest single tourist attractions. An estimated 300,000 people turned out for the 2018 parade in March, highlighting just how mainstream LGBT+ culture has become here. And only four months …

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female plumbers tradettes

Meet The Tradettes When you think you need a plumber how instinctive is it to think you’ll be calling on a man or a female plumber Short shorts and tool belt in tow ready to get in and do the dirty work on your kitchen sink or bathroom, it’s generally our first thought when it …

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Trans fair day celebrate diversity

Transgender and gender diverse youth By Carmen Pace, Ken Pang & Michelle Tollit Today the first guidelines specific to the health-care needs of transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents youth have been released in the Medical Journal of Australia. Gender identity is a person’s innermost sense of who they are – male, female, a …

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pansexual racism queerphobia

Growing Up As A Queer Person Of Colour Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identify with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have …

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Laws Laser

Laws Laser If you’re looking for a personalised, one-of-a-kind sculpture or feature for your home, Brisbane-based company Laws Laser can help. Laws Laser specialise in the design, laser cutting and etching of a range of different materials to create customised garden art, sculptures, stencils, signs or interior and exterior privacy screens for clients, made from …

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U equals U

Probably the biggest news to dominate the HIV landscape last year was the acceptance by the scientific community and HIV health professionals that U=U – undetectable equals un-transmittable. The message is that a person with HIV who is on treatment and is undetectable cannot pass on the virus to their sexual partner. To be undetectable …

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