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Like many doctors, our own DocQ Dr Fiona Bisshop now provides Telehealth consultations. She joins us today at 2 PM on Facebook Live to answer your questions about all things medical. The viral pandemic of COVID-19 has dramatically changed life as we know it. Clubs and pubs are closed, you can’t get your nails done …

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Adjunct Professor Bill Bowtell AO of the University of New South Wales designed Australia’s response to AIDS, studied now as a world-leading model of best practice. As an expert on infection and immunity, he worked for over a decade with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. His appearance on ABC’s Q&A a …

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With much of the world in lockdown, International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) moves online in 2020. Following the small gains of recent years, transgender people refuse to retreat into invisibility. Together with the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ), QNews is celebrating TDOV all day long. QAS – Transgender Victoria – Lauren Crofts on …

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The DocQ COVID-19 update. Fr Fiona Bisshop with the latest on the pandemic and the best precautions we can all take to protect ourselves and our communities. Images: Australian Government Did you know that the Great Plague of the early 1600s in England wiped out one-quarter of the population of London?  That was 100,000 people …

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During 30 years as a representative organisation, the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) has worked on many fronts to raise the visibility of transgender people. That included, for much of the last decade, ATSAQ flying the flag on International Transgender Day of Visibility. And, in 2020, they will celebrate it once again. The first …

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NYC Health this week posted unusually straight forward and graphic safe sex advice for New Yorkers concerning COVID-19. The advice included, “You are your safest sex partner.” Dr Wendell Rosevear of Brisbane’s Stonewall Medical Centre described the recommendations as ‘sensible and no-nonsense’. Wendell said that in Brisbane all the LGBT clinics continue to see patients …

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Health organisation ACON have encouraged the LGBTIQ community to take social distancing seriously during the coronavirus pandemic. This means reducing physical contact and no casual sex encounters, in a bid to stop COVID-19’s spread. “We know our communities are responsible when it comes to looking after their health and the health of their partners,” the …

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LGBTIQ health organisations have shared advice for people living with HIV to take precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Thorne Harbour Health, with Living Positive Victoria and Positive Women Victoria, advises people living with HIV (PLHIV) on treatment with an undetectable viral load  – and no other significant health condition – are at no greater risk …

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HOvanna Crown grew up in the heart of Jimboomba. At school, she was bullied for being different but she never let that stop her from being in the limelight.  HOvanna and I go way back. We met at university over half a decade ago and let me tell you she’s come a long way. Using …

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Jack Lister recently joined the Australasian Dance Collective from the Queensland Ballet. A Brisbane local, Jack joined as both dancer and choreographer. Still Life, his latest work, premieres in the Australian Dance Collective’s THREE at QPAC in April. Established in 1984 as Expressions Dance Company, this leading Queensland contemporary dance company entered 2020 as the …

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes our lives in multiple ways, keep up to date with the latest information to protect your health and wellbeing. The World Health Organisation recommends the following basic protective measures against coronavirus. Scroll down for vid of recommended protective measures against coronavirus Most people who become infected with COVID-19 experience mild …

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Dahlia Dyer is one of Brisbane’s youngest drag queens but don’t let her age fool you. This queen is one for the ages.  Playing with makeup from a young age, Dahlia knew she was destined to be a fierce performer with a stunning mug to boot. She’s a self-confessed “black widow domme” who isn’t afraid …

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There’s a new virus causing widespread fear around the world.  Coronavirus causes an illness known as COVID-19. DocQ explains the danger from the potential pandemic and what you should do.  Coronavirus vs SARS and MERS Coronaviruses are a group of viruses, so-called because the viral particle looks like it has a crown or halo.  SARS …

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Located on Mary Street in the heart of Brisbane City lives The Westin — home to Brisbane’s first swim-up bar.  My friend and I stayed overnight at the luxurious hotel and believe me when I say I wish our time there never ended.  As we drove up to the hotel’s entrance, we were greeted by …

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I first met Scarlett Fever when she worked as a checkout chick for a supermarket just outside of Brisbane city. Keep reading to find out how this fishy drag queen went from serving customers, to serving some serious face.  Scarlett Fever has been doing drag professionally for five years. That’s pretty impressive when you learn …

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During an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) talkfest at Queensland Parliament House last week, a so-called ‘expert panel’ spent most of their time claiming a ‘gay conversion therapy’ ban would create trans kids. Dr. Fiona Bisshop, with on the job experience of hundreds of trans patients, looks at their claims. It’s hard to know where to …

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Meet Henny Spaghetti, the hilarious show-stopping drag queen whose performances have been leaving Brisbane’s wigs snatched.  Henny first performed for audiences back in 2018 after spending a year refining her look and persona. She said in the beginning of her transition into drag, she would watch YouTube tutorials to help her polish her looks. Then, …

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It was Steve, of course, who noticed first. In early 2017, the TGA had quietly hatched a plan to ban poppers. Next minute, Steve Spencer was shirtless in the newspapers, showing off his poppers tatt and calling the proposal “a war on bottoms”. And yet, on Saturday (February 1), it became legal to sell amyl …

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Brisbane celebrant Josh Hart specialises in creating memories designing tailor made ceremonies for life events from the cradle to the grave. As a marriage celebrant, Josh ensures a ceremony that reflects the happy couple whether a small intimate gathering or a larger formal ceremony. After all, a wedding day is one of the most memorable …

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Volunteers fighting the current national bushfire crisis around Australia should receive compensation for their time, according to leading industrial advocate Miles Heffernan. His comments come after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced some volunteers would become eligible for payments to compensate them for lost income during time away from their regular employment. The bushfire payments Earlier …

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Pluses4U specialises in providing services for members of the LGBTIQ communities wishing to access services from the NDIS. Cole Naylor from Pluses4U (pictured) said he looks after the needs of people with intellectual, mental health and physical disabilities who look to access the NDIS. As doctors are not well-trained in completing the documentation required, Pluses4U …

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It’s been a tough start to the year. Bushfires, upsetting stories about the suffering of our native animals and incessant heat. Then, in the last few days, an attack on a drag storytime event and a very public death by suicide of a troubled young man. We need to remember in difficult times, that asking …

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