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gay heritage john dobinson herston

Independent candidate for the Brisbane inner-city electorate of McConnel, John Dobinson, has called for Herston to become Queensland’s first gay heritage inclusion. Queensland’s first Premier Robert Herbert and partner John Bramston made their home together in the area. They conjoined their names to invent a name for their property. That name survives as the name …

the atrium lutwyche aged care retirement village brisbane queensland

The Atrium Lutwyche, on Brisbane’s inner northside, is offering our over-60s the chance to downsize in style while staying in the area they know. The boutique retirement community, which opened in February at 15 High Street, Lutwyche, offers chic one and two bedroom apartments coupled with resort-style facilities just 4km from the city. The Atrium’s …

jordan azcune toowong cemetery other offerings

Presented by Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2020, Other Offering is a public art activation by artist Jordan Azcune. This new work consists of a series of sympathetic sculptural interventions at Brisbane’s Toowong Cemetery. Jordan told QNews he wanted to explore how to critically expand the iconographies of spiritual display through contemporary art. He …

Pride Business Network social pic at event in Brisbane

Brisbane’s Pride Business Network recognises that perhaps the greatest strength of the LGBTIQ+ communities is their diversity. PBN celebrates the very diversity within their own organisation. Pride Business Network President Richard Bakker said that business was no longer solely the privileged domain of stuffy old men in suits. “Once business associations met in clubs that …

Herston robert Herbert John Bramston gay premier

In the century when ‘the love that dare not speak its name’ became a euphemism for homosexuality, Queensland’s first premier and his longtime male companion enjoyed a companionship that not only spoke its name but bequeathed it to posterity. Robert Herbert and John Bramston combined their two surnames into one and named the home they …

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A Brisbane man who chained up and brutally raped a man he met on Grindr has received a six year prison sentence. The Queensland District Court heard Ian Robert Madden met the victim on the gay app last April, the Courier-Mail reported. The pair agreed to meet up for oral sex at Madden’s Brisbane home. …

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Voting has opened for nominees in the fifth annual Trans Community Awards, recognising and celebrating Queensland’s trans, gender diverse and non-binary communities. Each year, the Trans Community Awards recognise the work and achievements of activists, groups, events and allies to the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, brotherboy and sistergirl communities. The event is organised by …

brisbane queensland dj andy stephens

Brisbane DJ and radio host Andy Stephens has been farewelled at a memorial as friends remember him as a “true character of the Brisbane DJ scene”. Stephens, known as Andy C, was tragically found dead in his inner-west Brisbane home earlier this month. Police later charged two men with murder over the 48-year-old’s death. For …

mature age men 25th anniversary photo

Brisbane’s long-running Mature Age Men (MAM) social group are proudly celebrating their 25th birthday this year. Founded in 1996, the group is still going strong and meets monthly at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel. The group’s members gathered at their monthly meeting and dinner on Saturday (September 26). While MAM had to cancel some meetings due to …

brisbane pride festival fair day

The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced plans to proceed with the annual Fair Day celebrations in New Farm Park on November 28. In August, the committee decided to delay Brisbane’s Pride Month from September to November due to COVID-19. President Bec Johnson said over 7000 people attended Fair Day last year to join our vital …

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