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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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