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Bride & Prejudice’s Jojo presents Leaders for Diversity

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AJ Clementine yubo

LGBTQI+ advocate AJ Clementine will live stream on Yubo tonight as part of the platform’s support for Gen Z mental health. The ‘Express Session’ Q&A and community discussion occur during National Mental Health Month. “We all know it’s been another tough year. Not only for Aussies but across the globe. As part of its commitment …

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Sadly, people in our communities sometimes experience a mental health crisis or even end their own lives. How do you recognise when someone is struggling, and what can you do to help? People often avoid bringing up concerns to their friends, fearing they might make things worse. Unsure what to do, they try to distract. …

intimate partners avoiding conflict

When we begin a new relationship, we drag behind us a swag of stuff from old ones. And not just gym equipment and tacky furniture! There’s a whole bunch of less visible stuff. But that stuff will make itself known as we navigate from the honeymoon phase to a deeper, more authentic connection. Here are …

Amy Schulkins memorial light a candle for amy

Family and Friends will gather for an Amy Schulkins memorial on Sunday afternoon. Friend Phoenix Violet also invited anyone unable to attend to light a candle for Amy at 7 pm Sunday. Amy Schulkins disappeared on 30 December. Earlier, she and her wife visited her parents for dinner. Last Friday, police found her submerged car …

Anxiety

Anxiety is an important emotion as it keeps us physically safe. When a psychotic rabies-infected emu threatens to maul you, anxiety will prompt you to flee the danger. But that doesn’t happen often. Unhealthily high anxiety levels are generally not helpful. Words: Paul Martin is the Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential. Anxiety can severely …

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 …

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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 …

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