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Gender testing began because the International Olympic Committee refused to believe ‘real’ women could or should participate in traditionally male track events. The all-male IOC insisted the fairer sex’s fragility made events like the 800m impossible for the delicate female constitution. However, 20th-century testing failed to identify male imposters. Instead, it evolved to exclude women …

CAMP

On the opening night of the annual MELT Festival at Brisbane Powerhouse, QC President Peter Black delivered a speech on the 50th anniversary of CAMP on Queensland. The Campaign Against Moral Persecution was the first local organisation dedicated to homosexual law reform in the state.  Peter Black Peter Black is the Associate Dean of Learning …

team

When you think of the word ‘team’, do you think of competition and the pressure to win? Does the very word trigger memories of historical humiliations on the school oval? Maybe it’s time for a refresh. Harness the power of relationships so your team is motivated and engaged. The result: everyone batting for the same …

Anxiety

Anxiety is an important emotion as it keeps us physically safe. When a psychotic rabies-infected emu threatens to maul you, anxiety will prompt you to flee the danger. But that doesn’t happen often. Unhealthily high anxiety levels are generally not helpful. Words: Paul Martin is the Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential. Anxiety can severely …

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Olympic regulation excludes some female athletes unless they artificially lower their natural testosterone levels. The Olympics intersex rule puts the lie to the Games motto, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’. For those athletes, it might better read, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – except you!’ Read also: The sordid history of gender testiing and the Olympic Games. …

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A new study out of the World Health Organization has determined those living with HIV have a significantly higher risk of dying of COVID-19. The WHO’s report is based on clinical data from 37 countries and almost 270,000 people. The researchers examined the risk of poor COVID-19 outcomes in people living with HIV (PLHIV) hospitalised …

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Miles Heffernan from IR Claims says wage theft is a real concern for Australian workers. Miles has put together a checklist so workers can keep track of their entitlements. “Dodgy wages are rife and employees need to know what to look for on their payslips.” “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a never-ending parade …

coming out to granny

I long considered my grandmother proof that the secret to a long life is to be a cold hard bitch. So I judged her the greatest obstacle to sharing my truth with the world when I came out at seventeen. I did not otherwise regard the experience as of any real consequence, never suffering the …

pink dollar

The legendary pink dollar potentially enables the LGBTIQ+ communities to wield immense influence. Market researchers LGBT-Capital estimate our aggregate spending power as almost AU$5 trillion globally in 2019. In Australia, we spent over AU$95 billion. Corporations understand this. An increasingly digitised world provides oodles of data to inform advertising expenditures. That’s why we see promotions …

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The US Food and Drugs Administration has issued a warning to consumers about poppers, citing an increase in hospitalisations and deaths from the popular sex aid. “The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use nitrite ‘poppers‘,” the FDA said in a recent statement. “They can result in serious adverse health effects, including death. …

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Have you had your COVID-19 jab yet? If you haven’t then you’ve probably got some questions, and rather than watching a dodgy internet news show about vaccination or waiting for another announcement by Scotty from Marketing, why not ask DocQ! Dr Rhys Young is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has a special …

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Brisbane Pride have this week announced the opening of their 2021 community grant applications. Grants are issued annually through the Kal Collins Memorial fund. They are issued to groups and individuals in the LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy Brisbane community to create diverse and engaging events during Pride Month in September. Brisbane Pride Kal Collins Memorial …

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Over 9,000 gay and bi men in New South Wales who took HIV prevention pill PrEP over three years had an HIV transmission rate 90% lower than otherwise expected, researchers say. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission for HIV-negative people. A new research study from …

lube

No matter how you like to play, squirting some lube on during sex is always a great idea. Don’t get me wrong, when things are heating up our bodies are designed to make things a little moister. But this shouldn’t stop you from reaching into that top draw for that bottle of sweet sweet lube. …

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Today, RuPaul’s Drag Race defines drag. Indeed, drag queens of a particular vintage complain that baby drags have no idea the artform even existed before RuPaul’s Supermodel of the World. But a glance through old newspapers and magazines shows pre Drag Race all-stars downunder making Aussie herstory decades ago. Undoubtedly, thanks to RuPaul, drag enjoys …

recreational drug use

Clutch your pearls and hose off your powdered apricot crotchet short shorts. It is party season! For some in our communities, a central element of partying is recreational drug use. While this can add a sense of fun to the festivities, there are obvious risks including addiction. Being human and given the way our brains …

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A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission changes the nature of worker rights in the gig economy. The commission ruled that Deliveroo unfairly dismissed rider Diego Franco last year. The ruling contradicts a former commission decision that Uber Eats drivers were not employees. Miles Heffernan from IR Claims told QNews the ruling was significant. …

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New residential tower Altura will bring over 150 new luxury residences to the West Village precinct in Brisbane’s West End, and you can get a first look this weekend. The West Village is a $1.1billion dollar precinct, created by residential development company Sekisui House Australia. The heritage-listed former Peters Ice Cream factories are at the …

dr rhys young libido sex drive

Dr Rhys Young asks has COVID increased or decreased your libido? Do you feel hot, or not? How’s your sex drive? Doc Q has the answers. Dr Rhys Young is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has a special interest in LGBTQ+ individual & family health. He believes in the importance of good …

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Brisbane’s The Boot Co. recently donated historic newsletters and magazines to two institutions for preservation. The leather and fetish club gifted the ephemera to the State Library of Queensland and the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA). Also included, a published history of the club by historian Tim Roberts. The donations significantly expand the representation of the …

Pacific Encounter rainbow group holiday

In August 2022, passengers embark from Brisbane on an inaugural Rainbow Group Holiday, hosted by OUTexploring. The 7-night cruise offers the tropical getaway of a lifetime, island hopping from one Pacific archipelago to the next. Prepare for absolute fabulousness with specially curated entertainment and activities as part of a large LGBTI contingent aboard the P&O …

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A 1918 newspaper article headlined The Cult of the Clitoris destroyed the career of the most famous dancer on Earth. It implied that Maud Allan was both a lesbian and a dangerous femme fatale, undermining the British war effort by encouraging sexual deviance. Total tomfuckery. The suggestion Maud Allan influenced World War I was ludicrous. …

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