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A new study has warned of just how dangerous it can be for LGBTIQ young people to hide their sexuality. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that 46% of the closeted teenagers reported suicidal thoughts or behaviours, compared to 22% of those who were open about their sexuality. The researchers …


Brisbane’s first queer high school formal will be held next month, after the success of the Sunshine Coast’s inaugural rainbow formal earlier this month. Around 70 students attended the rainbow formal at Sunshine Coast University (pictured), organised by the Sunshine Coast Pride Network and inspired by similar events in Byron Bay and Melbourne. In November, …

Wear It Purple Day

Australians are set to wear their best purple attire on Friday as part of Wear It Purple Day, to show support for gender diverse young people. Founded in 2010 by two young people, Wear it Purple is a youth-led, not-for-profit organisation aiming to support sex, sexuality and gender diverse young people, particularly in schools. Every …

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