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Brisbane Pride Grants: Kal Collins Memorial Fund

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gender diversity

Shame can often prove a roadblock to coming out as gender diverse (or LGBPA+). Fortunately, with a deeper understanding of it and strategies, shame about gender diversity is something that can be overcome! Paul Martin is Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential (CFHP). Shame is one of the most powerful emotions we have …

tributes for bridget flack

Friends, admirers and sympathisers took to social media to post tributes for Bridget Flack.  The search for Bridget ended yesterday after the discovery of an unidentified body in Melbourne’s east. Victoria Police issued a statement following the discovery of the body. “Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the discovery of a woman’s …

hugh sheridan hospitalised sexuality gay bisexual essay

Social media abuse saw actor Hugh Sheridan hospitalised for mental health treatment during the past week. Previously, an Instagram post led to the postponement of a season of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring the actor. The Daily Mail reports the backlash over his casting to take on a role some characterise as transgender included …

manscapes calendar 2021

Yet again, Byron Bay artist John Bortolin captures a superb collection of beautiful men amid the visual splendour of the Northern New South Wales landscape for the Manscapes Calendar 2021. As in previous years, every calendar purchase supports mental health projects undertaken by QC (Queensland Council for LGBTI Health). Scroll down for video John Bortolin …

stroke charity stroke support & awareness

A stroke charity which frequently targeted the LGBTIQ+ communities for donations voluntarily revoked its registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) on 5 November. On the same day, the founder and then Vice President of the charity posted on Facebook at 8.28 am asking for donations.  QNews reported earlier this year on Stroke …

Sherry Pie rupaul's drag race catfishing

RuPaul’s Drag Race today issued a statement announcing the disqualification of contestant Sherry Pie, otherwise known as Joey Gugliemelli. The disqualification comes after allegations of catfishing from five different men. The men were either former classmates at the State University of New York College at Cortland or actors Gugliemelli worked with at a Nebraska theatre …

jojo ellias bride & prjudice's jojo leaders for diversity

Bride and Prejudice’s Jojo Ellias wants to inspire authentic leadership within diverse communities. So on 6 March, Here On Purpose and Jojo Ellias present the LEADERS FOR DIVERSITY FORUM. The event is held at Brisbane’s Australian National Hotel. The event will uncover the unique and powerful experiences of prominent leaders across the LGBTQIA+ Community. Jess …

drag storytime

Wilson Gavin, leader of yesterday’s drag storytime protest at Brisbane Square Library died by suicide this morning. Whatever his past actions, our entire LGBTIQ communities no doubt offer condolences to his family and also his friends. His aunt described him as a very tormented soul. She said despite his ‘despicable behaviour’ at the library, she …

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 …

lgbtiq discrimination

Cornell University recently completed a two-year study of peer-reviewed scholarship on the link between LGBTIQ discrimination and mental health. The study resulted in “a remarkably consistent conclusion that discrimination harms [LGBTIQ] people in far-reaching — and sometimes life-threatening — ways.” Researchers wrote in the Washington Post that they focussed on a list of 300 articles. …

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