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lgbtiq families


Diamond Drag Queen Storytime

Join us this Saturday for Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime at the QNews Facebook page. In these challenging times, Diamond decided to take Drag Queen Storytime online. Diamond wanted to give kids the opportunity to enjoy a party experience even in this era of social distancing. “Social distancing needn’t mean complete isolation. We have the internet. …

domestic and family violence

If you suspect a friend is experiencing domestic and family violence, you can offer support. While your friend may not immediately act to end their situation, your support may lead them to consider their options. Bringing up the subject of domestic and family violence can prove challenging. Often an abused person struggles with self-worth as …

lesbian couple kc and lena currie

A Massachusetts lesbian couple adopted three separated brothers to bring the boys back together. KC and Lena Currie married five years ago. They adopted the first child in 2018. They met Joey, the first boy, at an event held by the non-profit group Children’s Friend. He is now three-years-old. Then, a year later, on National …

queensland wills week

The Public Trustee is hosting Queensland Wills Week again this year. The event raises awareness about the importance of having a valid and up-to-date will. [PROMOTION] The event, from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September, sees a host of events around the State. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Wills Week was …

Advocacy group Rainbow Families has released a survey calling for LGBTIQ parents and carers to have their say on discrimination they may have faced when accessing federal government services. “We have seen some really important reforms for LGBTIQ people, but our children and families are still experiencing discrimination at alarming rates,” the group’s co-chair Vanessa …

The Australian Law Reform Commission has encouraged LGBTIQ people to have their say in its review of the Australian family law system. The review will cover 47 broad questions around the Family Law Act 1975, and in an issues paper released on Wednesday the ALRC asks how the accessibility of the family law system can …