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A diverse group of LGBTI and Sistergirl Queenslanders have shared their experiences with HIV prevention medication PrEP in an important campaign from the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). PrEP is a HIV prevention strategy where HIV negative people take one oral pill a day to prevent infection. The ComePrEPd campaign is a community-driven effort …

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Vanessa Lee has become the first Indigenous Australian to hold the position of ILGA Oceania co-convener. ILGA Oceania is a branch of ILGA World, a 42-year-old United Nations NGO advocating for LGBTIQ rights. Established in 1978, ILGA World is the oldest UN NGO of its type, and advocates for 1,614 LGBTIQ organisations from 158 countries …

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Warning: This article includes the names of Indigenous Australians who have died. Indigenous journalist Narelda Jacobs has warned Australians not to “bury our heads in the sand” about Aboriginal deaths in custody as Black Lives Matter protests sweep the world. Tens of thousands flooded the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane last weekend to …

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The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) will this Saturday hold Black Lives Matter rallies in Brisbane and Melbourne to protest Australian Black deaths in custody and to show solidarity with the current struggle against the murder of Black people in the USA. Warning: This article includes the name of an Indigenous person who has …

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The Reading Tracks series by author Margaret James includes fifteen books suitable for Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers. Margaret wanted to provide literacy support for Indigenous children that was culturally relevant to them. She also aimed to teach non-Indigenous children about the cultures and food gathering practices of Australian First Peoples, such as tracking and hunting …

Mojo Juju Native Tongue Aria Nominated Indigenous Filipino

ARIA-nominated Mojo Juju returns to Queensland in November with her Native Tongue concert. QN Magazine caught up with Mojo in advance of the show. In Native Tongue, Mojo Juju contemplates her mother’s Indigenous heritage, her father’s experience as a Filipino immigrant and her own place in the cultural landscape of modern Australia. “I was fed …

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Melbourne musician Mojo Juju has taken home Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards. The annual awards, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, were held at Darwin’s Amphitheatre at the weekend. Mojo Juju took home the two gongs for 2018 album Native Tongue and its powerful …

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Indigenous elder Uncle Jack Charles has been honoured with the prestigious Red Ochre Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. The 73-year-old Boon Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung man received the honour at the National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) in Sydney on Monday night. Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, gay man and beloved …

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Labor has announced $1.8 million in federal funding for a Queensland indigenous sexual health program, after funding for the program was axed two years ago. Labor’s health spokesperson Catherine King said Labor would provide the funding over four years for the 2 Spirits program administered by the Queensland Aids Council, which has welcomed the commitment. …

A contingent of First Nations people will again lead the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade this weekend, highlighting their proud Indigenous history and ongoing fight for equality. In line with Mardi Gras’s 2019 theme of “Fearless”, the float will be incorporate themes of Visibility, Blak Fearlessness, Resistance and the overarching message “Always …

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