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domestic and family violence help from your community

Domestic and family violence can happen to anyone. Research shows that as many as one in three people in the LGBTIQ+ communities has experienced domestic and family violence. Therefore, it is important to know that help is available for everyone, for all forms of domestic and family violence, and there are options to seek help …

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mekhong brisbane

The Mekong river, one of the world’s major waterways, runs between Laos and Esan, the north-eastern region of Thailand. Esan cuisine with its focus on fresh produce and local favourite sticky rice reflects the importance of agriculture in the region. It’s the traditional recipes of Esan that inspire the remarkable dishes at New Farm’s Mekhong …

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kl realty krissi louise brisbane thornlands

Krissi Greene and Louise Ludgater from KL Realty have 30 years’ experience in property management. The two women have a combined 30 years’ experience and are proven performers in successfully managing properties. They describe their role as checking the property thoroughly and regularly, keeping a watchful eye that rent Is paid on time, managing lease …

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Syphilis

In the nineteenth century, hospitals used donkeys to breastfeed foundling babies born with syphilis. It’s true! They did it to protect wet nurses from catching the highly contagious disease. Syphilis, often thought of as an ancient disease, is on the rise again globally. There is currently an outbreak in the north of Australia mainly affecting …

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Teach students about sexual harassment and wage theft Student

One of the country’s leading industrial relations experts recently called for schools to teach teenagers about their workplace rights before they enter the workforce. The lessons should include how to deal with wage theft, discrimination and sexual harassment. Miles Heffernan, Litigation Director at Industrial Relations Claims, said it is currently too easy for dodgy employers …

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depressed young man anxiety mental health suicide lgbtiq lgbti

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has said more must be done to address suicide rates in the Australian LGBTI community. Speaking on World Suicide Prevention Day today, the Alliance’s executive director Nicky Bath said suicide was “a universal challenge” and is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally. The Australian Bureau of Statistics …

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ghb chemsex

A party drug is being used to rape and film comatose gay and bisexual men at “chemsex” parties, according to a shocking new documentary. The documentary by BuzzFeed and UK’s Channel 4 found shocking rates of sexual assault among users of the drug GHB. In some cases, footage of the rapes is then broadcast on …

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queensland wills week

The Public Trustee is hosting Queensland Wills Week again this year. The event raises awareness about the importance of having a valid and up-to-date will. [PROMOTION] The event, from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September, sees a host of events around the State. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Wills Week was …

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HIV viral load u=u fiona bisshop

You’ve been cruising along with an undetectable HIV viral load for years. Suddenly – the horror – you go to your routine appointment and your doctor tells you there’s an actual detectable number for your virus. Maybe 30, 50 or 100, instead of the usual <20 result. It’s OK your doc says, it’s nothing to …

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tips for safe pleasurable sex life condoms stis hiv prevention

Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) have been around for centuries. Unfortunately, for most of that time there were few, if any, effective treatments. DocQ, Dr Fiona Bisshop says the treatments for STIs were once “so unpleasant people remarked that if the disease didn’t kill you, the cure probably would!” Advances in modern medicine mean we can …

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wedding grooms in suits stock photo gay couple coming out reddit

An anonymous user on Reddit has asked the internet for advice about a very complex coming out situation at his upcoming wedding. Reddit’s “Am I The Asshole” (AITA) subreddit focuses on social and ethical dilemmas. One Reddit user took to the forum to explain that his brother is gay, but not out to extended family. …

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Dominos Pizza Rip Off Workers

An audit of Domino’s takeaway pizza outlets by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that just four of 33 targeted outlets were doing the right thing when it came to paying staff and keeping proper records. Despite so many stores paying less than proper wages and entitlements, boss Don Meij receives an annual salary of $36.8 …

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Steroids And You

Are you someone who uses performance enhancing substances? Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying steroids from a trainer or an online shop? Many guys use non-prescription testosterone and other substances to build up their muscles and get more out of their training sessions, sometimes “stacking” multiple anabolic androgenic steroids in a cycle. The levels of …

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brisbane couple same-sex marriage

One year ago, Queensland couple Brendan and Chris tied the knot. Here, they celebrate their first anniversary and their 19 year relationship. Chris and I met on a Sunday night at the Beat Niteclub in Fortitude Valley, 19 years ago. Chris came over and sat with a group of my friends. We chatted and made …

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condoms syphilis treatment symptons sti hiv prep

The curable bacterial infection syphilis can be life threatening if left untreated and new infections more than doubled in Queensland in the last five years. Gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men represented 59% of all new syphilis infections in Queensland in the ten years from 2008 until 2018. The biggest …

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pregnancy ivf stock photo

First came love, then came marriage (equality), then came the LGBTIQ+ couple with a baby carriage. With the growth of technology and medical advancement, the dream of having a child has never been more accessible for same sex couples. Anti-discrimination legislation in Queensland, however, explicitly allows discrimination against the queer community, enabling IVF clinics to …

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diarrhoea shigella

Shigella rarely makes the news, but it is lately. You may also notice it mentioned in sexual health literature. It’s a bacterial infection that causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea and fever. You can catch Shigella from contaminated food or water, or from infected people. Men who have sex with men, are at higher risk of …

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joseph simons 100 years of dance brisbane powerhouse

‘100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale‘ directed by Emma Canalese and performed by Joseph Simons premieres at Brisbane Powerhouse 31 July until 3 August. The performance bursts at the seams with fascinating facts, naughty stories and dance moves to die for. …

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ikea rainbow bag pride month kvanting australia

IKEA has announced it will donate $20,000 to ACON as its rainbow-coloured carry-bags come to Australia. The global furniture chain announced on Wednesday its rainbow-coloured pride rework of its iconic Frakta carry-bag were available in Australian stores. In addition, the company has pledged to donate $20,000 to ACON, a New South Wales-based organisation that specialises …

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maude boate wedding celebrant lismore

Maude Boate is one of the true originals of Australian drag. At the forefront of Aussie drag for 30 years, we know Mrs Boate as mentor, drag mother and Glambassador, but the good ship Maude recently set sail on an exciting new journey. Lismore’s Maude Boate, authorised marriage celebrant, is ready to crack the champagne …

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quac president peter black HIV transmission rates

QuAC President Peter Black spoke yesterday afternoon with Sarah Howells on ABC Radio’s ‘Afternoons with Katherine Feeney’ about declining rates of HIV transmission in Australia. New research from the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW released yesterday shows, in 2018, Australia recorded the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001. Rates declined substantially over …

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hiv diagnoses kirby institute

Australia recorded the lowest number of HIV diagnoses in 2018 since 2001. The Kirby Institute reports only 835 new cases. However, the figures leave no room for celebration with no decline in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Rates of infection in heterosexuals also remained static. The Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney released the …

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