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drag queen storytime petition brisbane city council

Brisbane City Council (BCC) today responded to the Drag Queen Storytime petitions lodged earlier this year. QNews publisher Richard Bakker started a pro-storytime petition in response to others asking for the banning of LGBTIQ+ library events. The council today responded to the petitions reaffirming their commitment to the events. One petition also asked that the …

idahobit 2020

Landmarks across Brisbane will light up tonight for IDAHOBIT 2020. Earlier today Councillor Vicki Howard raised the Rainbow Flag at Brisbane City Hall. Cr Howard said this year marked the fourth Brisbane City Council celebration of IDAHOBIT. IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia) is recognised internationally to raise awareness of discrimination and …

trina massey the greens

As we go to press, local government elections continue in Queensland with polling day Saturday 28 March. Local councils are our most accessible level of government with the elected representatives more available to constituents than at state or federal level. Trina Massey, the Greens candidate for Central Ward spoke to us about her passion for …

fortitude valley rainbow crossing judi jabour pat condren

Labor’s Lord Mayoral candidate Pat Condren and Labor’s candidate for Central Ward, Judi Jabour today pledged to deliver a permanent rainbow crossing in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Judi Jabour told QNews, “From Sydney to San Diego. From Taipei to San Francisco. What do these internationally renowned cities have in common? Each has a rainbow …

Judi Jabour Labor Central Ward New Farm

Growing up in a small country town, Judi Jabour – Labor for Central Ward, learned the importance of community. In the city, she found that sense of community again when she moved to New Farm in inner-city Brisbane. She has lived there for the fifteen years since with fiancé Linda.  Judi understands the importance of …

brisbane city council petition

Uproar greeted discussion of two petitions during a Brisbane City Council meeting today. One petition, in particular, seems to directly contravene the council’s guidelines for submitting a petition. Those guidelines state a petition “Must be respectful, decorous and temperate and not contain any language which is offensive or likely to be offensive to any member …

keep drag storytime petition

In the battle of the Brisbane petitions, the ‘Keep drag storytime’ petition convincingly won the day. Both main opposing petitions closed yesterday afternoon.  The pro drag storytime petition enjoyed a lead of 1,635 votes over the anti drag storytime petition. During the aftermath of an angry conservative protest against a drag storytime event at a …

lyle shelton acl drag storytime petition wendy francis

Sixty percent of the first 200 respondents to an anti drag storytime petition on the Brisbane City Council website do not live in the city. Wendy Francis, Queensland Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) set up the petition yesterday. Lyle Shelton promoted the petition on Facebook. When a commenter asked Francis on Facebook about …

brazil

All Brisbane residents have been invited to come together this Friday for a memorial service to honour the victims of last week’s terror attack in Christchurch. Brisbane Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a vigil for the victims of the shooting would be held at King George Square, outside Brisbane City Hall, from 5pm this Friday …

Brisbane Story Bridge Trans Flag

Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board is hosting a free forum for the LGBTIQ community next month. The board is set up to advise the council on development and planning issues, specifically with community interest and social inclusion in mind. This upcoming forum will focus on the experiences of transgender and gender diverse people, including …

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