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lgbtiq mental health


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. …

Brisbane Pride grants Kal Collins Memorial Fund

Each year Brisbane Pride funds a one-off project or activity to improve the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of the LGBTIQ+ communities. The grant comes from the Kal Collins Memorial Fund. Brisbane Pride funds the grant through the proceeds of the annual Brisbane Pride Festival. Brisbane Pride established the fund in memory of much-loved community …

same-sex attracted women

Same-sex attracted women have higher alcohol and mental health problem rates than heterosexual women but many do not access treatment, a new Australian study has found. The University of Melbourne-led study of 521 same-sex attracted women found that 70 per cent of those aged 18-25 reported problematic alcohol use that exceeded national guidelines, but only …