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Shelley the Magnificent: PFLAG+ National Spokesperson retires

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shelley argent PFLAG+ National Spokesperson retires

Shelley Argent stepped down this month as PFLAG+ National Spokesperson. In that position and others, she advocated tirelessly for LGBTIQ+ rights over more than two decades. Shelley Argent, however, told QNews she will continue to advocate behind the scenes. “I’m a mother. Mums don’t retire. It’s a job for life. As the mum of an …

Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have called for community members to contribute their photos and recollections. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year …

Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have asked for community contributions. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year since 1962. Involved in the book’s …

australia voted yes

Australia voted YES in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The ABS announced the results on Wednesday morning to high emotion and jubilation around the country. A crowd of hundreds gathered in Brisbane in Queen’s Park to hear that 61.6% of the country voted YES including 60.6% of Queenslanders. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson stood alongside …