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freddie mercury and rami malek

By Laurie Marhoefer, University of Washington Millions of people will tune in to the Oscars to see Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, compete for best picture. There are already a lot of people cheering against it. Bohemian Rhapsody has been dogged by accusations of homophobia, and the film’s director, Bryan Singer, …

closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

HIV experts have welcomed the state government’s removal of AIDS as a monitored disease in Queensland, but have warned of upcoming challenges in HIV prevention and treatment. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Tuesday new regulation changes will see AIDS removed from the state’s notifiable conditions schedule, to shift the focus to ending HIV. …

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper has posthumously been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Credited with diagnosing some of the first HIV cases in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. On Monday he was awarded the high honour for his …

Brendan Leishman

Brendan Leishman, who passed away on April 19, was farewelled in a Celebration of Life ceremony in Cairns last Saturday. A diverse group of people came together to celebrate a man much loved in many communities. Members of the LGBT+ community gathered with Brendan’s partner Dave to remember a man who contributed much to the …