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asking for help suicide

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 …

DocQ retrospective

After over ten years of the DocQ column, Dr Fiona Bisshop looks back over a decade of healthcare advances in her DocQ retrospective. I realised when I began to write this, on the cusp of a new decade, that the column is now over ten years old. A lot happened in that time, especially in …

trans guy

You see a really cute guy on Grindr and discover he’s a trans guy. Well, you’re only human – trans guys are hot, right?! But you have questions. You’ve never been with a trans guy before, and you wonder if there are things you need to know, and who do you ask? Here are some …

the real catwalk project

KhrystyAna Kazakova, previously a contestant on America’s Next Top Model, began the ‘Real Catwalk Project’ in 2018. She designed the project then as a guerrilla-style fashion show meant to counter the body beautiful narrative of shows like Victoria’s Secret. KhrystyAna spoke to Dazed Digital about the evolution of the ‘Real Catwalk Project’. “At first, The …

douching

There are a lot of questions that people are too embarrassed to ask, but I wish they would! Anything to do with bottoms can be awkward for people to talk about. However, as a sexual health doctor I do spend a large proportion of the day talking about and looking at people’s bums. This part …

greenhouse therapy aromatherapy candles massage therapy beauty treatments annerley

I recently visited Fiona of Greenhouse Therapy in the heart of Brisbane’s Annerley Junction. When I left, I felt like a new woman. As I walked down the stairs to meet Fiona, I remembered my last massage in nervous anticipation, an experience that almost made me swear off massage therapy entirely. It took a week …

breast cancer

The risk of breast cancer in women increases with age. More than 70% of breast cancer occurs in women aged over 50. However, did you know that lesbians are two to three times more likely to develop breast cancer than straight women?  This is because there are certain risk factors for breast cancer that are …

workplace bullying

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. So, we should all aim to stop workplace bullying. However, many people do not understand what bullying is, or the remedy. Both state and federal laws protect employees from workplace bullying and harassment. Workplace bullying and harassment can debilitate victims. Indeed, it can lead to health issues, …

dance against homophobia

The studio audience for France has Incredible Talent! awarded a standing ovation to dancers Guillaume and Arthur for their dance against homophobia this week. During the last round of auditions, Arthur from Quebec and Guillaume from France, presented a routine displaying their full range of talents as acrobats and dancers. The pair, a couple for …

lady nursing a puppy for study saying dogs strengthen relationships

A new study has found two thirds of gay and bi couples who adopt dogs say their relationships are stronger as a result. The study by pet-sitting website Rover.com looked at pet dogs and their owners’ romantic relationships. It revealed 56% of the couples with dogs spent more time together. Participants also saw owning a …

domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence takes many forms, which can include psychological manipulation. Perpetrators attempt to pull the strings — manipulating their partners to gain power and control. A partner who is using manipulation as a form of control can cause you to doubt yourself, often to a point where you no longer trust your own …

matrix expressions dance company

Internationally renowned Chinese dance company BeijingDance/LDTX is coming to Brisbane to perform Matrix, a cultural collaboration with Expressions Dance Company (EDC). Prior to the season at QPAC, EDC spent five weeks in Beijing creating the double bill. During that time, they developed new works from Australian multi-award-winning choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. …

“Describe myself in three words? Unapologetic, authentic, and vulnerable.” Meet Jason Chasland, the award-winning, multi-disciplinary bringing his alter ego Leather Lungs to Brisbane for four nights of heartfelt honesty and humour in Son of a Preacher. The thought-provoking and hilarious show tackles adversity through anecdotes and high-pitched notes. And if stories aren’t your thing, don’t worry …

Orpheus & Eurydice opera queensland

Opera Queensland’s concluding production for the year, Orpheus & Eurydice, integrates circus performers into the action.  QNews spoke with one of the principal artists, Jarred Dewey. The story  Eurydice has died and her husband, Orpheus, is distraught. The god of Love, Amor appears and gives him a chance to retrieve his wife from the depths …

richard cilli expressions dance company qpac

In an exhilarating double bill, Expressions Dance Company collaborates with one of China’s leading contemporary dance companies – Beijing Dance/LDTX – to present Matrix at QPAC this November. Renowned Australian dancer Richard Cilli joined Expressions Dance Company for the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project. Matrix came about as a result of the collaboration. Richard Cilli Richard Cilli …

rainbow beach coloured sands

Rainbow Beach, home of the famous coloured sands, is the perfect beach destination. With a stunning coastline, it also offers easy access to K’gari Fraser Island. The warm water allows year-round swimming and there’s an array of adventure experiences. And all only 2 ½ hours’ drive from Brisbane. Located in the Gympie region, Rainbow Beach …

pap smear trans men

Most people have heard of a Pap smear. It’s a test to check for precancerous changes in the cells of the cervix, the part of the body at the top of the vagina. Anyone who has a cervix and who has ever had penetrative sex (including with sex toys or fingers) should visit their GP …

diverse voices

Diverse Voices operate a peer-to-peer telephone and internet counselling service in Queensland. The service focuses on the diverse voices that make up our communities. Diverse Voices believe that the physical and mental well-being of our communities is vital to our on-going development. It also empowers our communities within the wider community. As an organisation, they …

national coming out day

Today is National Coming Out Day, a celebratory day marked every October 11 for more than 30 years. To “come out” to someone is to tell them you’re LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer), and it can be a scary thing. You never know how someone could react to the information you want …

aspen gay ski week snowscene

Aspen Gay Ski Week is the oldest annual, week-long gay ski event in the US. A model for other gay ski weeks, it offers a unique vacation experience in the scenic and historic mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. Snowscene organise trips to Ski Week for everyone from snow virgins to seasoned enthusiasts. Visitors to Aspen …

Fair Work inspectors recently raided bars regarding wage theft

Fair Work inspectors recently raided bars along Melbourne’s popular Chapel Street after workers complained about alleged wage theft. The bars targeted by the workplace watchdog are all owned by the La La Bar Group. They include Holy Grail, Electric, Wonderland, Jane Do Bar, Lucky Liquor and La La Land. Audits the result of complaints According …

miles heffernan worker advocate

Miles Heffernan was just 15-years-old when he took on his first wage theft case, and won… and it was all over a pair of pants! Years later, Miles is a professional worker advocate. Related: Discrimination Claims wins $12,500 payout for a very expensive doodle. Like many young people, Miles’ first job was a burger flipper …

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