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First Nations LGBTQIA+ advocate Rocky Byrne wearing back with a First Nations queen in drag on a silver background.

Meet Qld First Nations LGBTQIA+ advocate Rocky Byrne

Rocky Byrne is the Executive Officer of 2Spirits, a Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC) program helping LGBTQI+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people across the state.   She chatted to QNews about her advocacy work and how the queer community can be better allies.  Rochelle “Rocky” Byrne grew up on Bundjalung country around Lismore, New South Wales.     Being …

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A different Pride celebration: NAIDOC Week

Fresh from one month of visibility and celebration to another! We are now into NAIDOC Week which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We especially have some …

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Yarns Heal: 2Spirits & IndigiLez retreat on Coochiemudlo

Recently 2Spirits and IndigiLez Women’s Leadership and Support Group hosted the fourth Yarns Heal Retreat on Coochiemudlo Island, the Quandamooka people’s Place of the Red Stone. Yarns Heal is a suicide prevention campaign for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy community. Similar campaigns usually speak to messaging in public spaces. Yarns …

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Labor pledges funding for Queensland indigenous health program 2 Spirits

Labor has announced $1.8 million in federal funding for a Queensland indigenous sexual health program, after funding for the program was axed two years ago. Labor’s health spokesperson Catherine King said Labor would provide the funding over four years for the 2 Spirits program administered by the Queensland Aids Council, which has welcomed the commitment. …

Queensland AIDS Council Is Looking For A 2Spirits Program Manager

The Queensland AIDS Council is excited to be recruiting for the role of 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager. Based in our Brisbane office, the 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager will support the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in Queensland through a whole of community approach to social …

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander indigenous LGBTI health

Petition launched to save QLD and NT indigenous sexual health funding

The Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC) and the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) have joined forces to launch a petition calling on the Federal government to reverse funding cuts to two Indigenous sexual health programs. The Federal Government has told the organisations that both QuAC’s 2Spirits Program and NTAHC’s Aboriginal Sexual Health Program won’t …

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander indigenous LGBTI health

Two Indigenous LGBTI Health Programs To Lose Funding In June

Two Indigenous LGBTI Health Organisations:  Queensland AIDS Council’s 2Spirits program (QuAC)  Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council’s Aboriginal Sexual Health (NTAHC) Will receive no funding after June 30 this year. QuAC director Michael Scott said the 2Spirits program concentrated on indigenous LGBTI health. This is important because Indigenous men did not seek medical attention with …