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Brisbane City Council reply to Drag Queen Storytime Petition

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 …

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Brisbane landmarks light up for 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 …

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Trina Massey – the Greens for Central Ward, Brisbane

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 …

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Labor promises Fortitude Valley Rainbow Crossing

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 …

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Judi Jabour – Labor for Central Ward

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 …

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Brisbane vigil for victims of Christchurch terror attack

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 …

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Transgender Community The Focus Of Free Brisbane City Council LGBTIQ Forum

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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Southport Police Station Raises First Rainbow Flag On IDAHOBIT 2018

Southport Police Station has raised its first rainbow flag on Thursday to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT is recognised internationally to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced by queer people and events are held to spread messages of acceptance and inclusion. May 17 is the date on …

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Grant Of $1000 On Offer To Female LGBTIQ Student In Brisbane

Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant to aid their studies. The bursary is sponsored by Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard and focusses on female students living in the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of 33 grants on …