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The gay scandal QLD Police hushed up for over a century

In 1906, the Queensland Police hushed up the greatest gay scandal in the state’s history. The cover-up endured for over a century. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following story contains the name of a person who has died. This writer uncovered the cover-up while researching the brutal murder of 67-year-old …

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Jasper’s history, so visit Cairns & the TNQ LGBTQIA+ family

Cairns and Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) is a special place. It’s home to one of the most vibrant and nurturing LGBTQIA+ communities in the country. And now, after Cyclone Jasper, they would love to see you visit. There’s always been a large LGBTQIA+ population in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland. Two reasons. 1/ Tourism and …

NBL Isaac Humphries reacts to Cairns Taipans NBL CLUB pride jersey boycott refusal

Isaac Humphries reacts to Cairns NBL club’s pride jersey boycott

Gay basketballer Isaac Humphries has reacted to NBL club the Cairns Taipans’ boycotting pride jerseys with a rainbow logo during the NBL’s inaugural Pride Round. The NBL has launched its inaugural Pride Round earlier this week. For a string of matches, courts displayed NBL sponsor Champion’s rainbow flag logo. Players also were offered singlets featuring …

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Cairns NBL club backs players’ refusal to wear pride jerseys

The coach of NBL club the Cairns Taipans has supported players’ “freedom of choice” to not wear pride jerseys with a rainbow logo during the NBL’s Pride Round, with some “reluctant” to do so for religious reasons. The NBL has launched its inaugural Pride Round earlier this week. For a string of matches, courts from …

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Where to find your local World AIDS Day events in QLD

Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC) and Queensland Positive People (QPP) are inviting people to join them this World AIDS Day (1st December) to remember those in our communities who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. This year the theme for World AIDS Day is “Boldly Positive” – a theme that encaptures standing up in …

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Cairns Pride Festival returns with big Fair Day this month

Cairns Pride Festival will return this month with the long-running event officially launching later this week in Far North Queensland. This year’s Cairns Pride Festival runs from October 14 to 23 and features social gatherings and community events across the region. On October 23, Cairns Pride Festival’s biggest event, the Fair Day, will offer a …

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Gone too soon, friends Australia-wide mourn Aaron Coshaw

Friends across the country are today mourning the death of award-winning designer, and legendary human being, Aaron Coshaw. Aaron passed away at the top of Victoria Falls in Zambia with partner Jay Horne and friends at his side. Amidst his grief, Jay now faces the monumental task of bringing Aaron home. He posted on Facebook …

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FYI, Orlando Bloom is showing off his rig in a Port Douglas gym

Actor Orlando Bloom has given us all a good look at his rig during a gym workout as he shoots a movie in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland. The actor is in Queensland at the moment filming new comedy film Wizards! starring comedian Pete Davidson and directed by Aussie director David Michôd. This week Bloom …

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Queensland Senator Nita Green announces birth of baby girl

Queensland Labor senator Nita Green and her wife Lacey have welcomed a baby girl in Cairns. The Cairns-based federal politician announced on Facebook she’d given birth to the couple’s first child, baby Stevie Victoria, on Tuesday. “My wife Lacey and I are very pleased to announce the birth of baby Stevie,” she wrote. “Bub is …

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Add your loved ones’ names to Queensland’s World AIDS Day vigils

Organisers of Queensland’s World AIDS Day vigils have invited people to submit the names of loved ones lost to the epidemic for inclusion in memorial readings this week. World AIDS Day 2021 is on Wednesday (December 1). This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first official reporting of what was to become known as …

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