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Applications open: State Library of Qld Rainbow Fellowship

Applications opened today for the State Library of Queensland’s inaugural Rainbow Research Fellowship. Among other benefits, the Rainbow Fellowship includes a $15,000 stipend. The State Library of Queensland holds a wealth of material of interest to LGBTIQA+ researchers. Here at QNews we particularly appreciate the microfiche copies of old Queensland newspapers. But we also access …

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Miss Bhutan 2022 also 1st openly lesbian public figure

Miss Bhutan 2022, Tashi Choden Chombal, will compete as her country’s first representative in the Miss Universe pageant later this year. She is also Bhutan’s only out lesbian public figure. Indeed, the country’s only openly gay or lesbian public figure. An amazing leap forward for a country that only decriminalised homosexuality in February 2021. Tashi …

Catalyst

SA’s Catalyst re-engages LGBTQIA+ elders with community

For elderly queer people, heading into old age can mean heading back into the closet. But South Australia’s Catalyst re-engages our elders with community. The Australian Human Rights Commission has recognised the struggles facing the LGBTQIA+ as they get older. The Commission highlighted that older people are more likely to experience a history of stigma, …

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Stephen Bates welcomed as Greens LGBTIQA+ spokesperson

Just.Equal Australia today welcomed the Greens’ new LGBTIQA+ spokesperson, Stephen Bates. Just.Equal spokesperson Rodney Croome also paid tribute to outgoing spokesperson, Janet Rice. The group called on Labor to follow the Greens’ lead and reinstate an LGBTIQA+ equality portfolio. Rodney Croome said Just.Equal looked forward to speaking with the recently-elected member for Brisbane. “We look …

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Tom Hanks: could I play gay now? No, and rightly so.

Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for playing a gay man dying of AIDS in Philadelphia, says he could not play gay now. Speaking to the New York Times to promote the new Elvis Presley biopic, Hanks described both Philadelphia and Forrest Gump as ‘timely movies, at the time, that you might not be able …

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George Montague, ‘oldest gay in the village’, dead at 98

George Montague, author of the memoir The Oldest Gay in the Village, died Friday aged 98. Remembered as a popular figure at the annual Brighton Pride, George Montague was also a tireless rights campaigner. George Montague passed away with his husband Somchai Phukkhlai at his side. Before his death, he dictated a message to friends …

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Radio Husbands: Tony Tranter and Jasper Manfield from Bay FM

Tony Tranter and Jasper Manfield are Bay FM 100.3’s Radio Husbands. Every Sunday night and one Monday a month they glitter bomb the airwaves with content designed to both entertain and stimulate. Bay FM 100.3 is a community radio station servicing Brisbane Bayside and Redland City. The Radio Husbands comprise Tony, a pop-culture enthusiast and …

HUREED Uganda

HUREED: supporting marginalised & persecuted LGBTIQ+ Ugandans

Worldwide, the LGBTIQ+ communities strive for survival, equality, justice and happiness on a daily basis. In Uganda, one organisation continues a daily struggle to assist some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged LGBTIQ+ people in the world. With few resources and no significant international support, HUREED persists to overcome daily challenges that we in the …

pink dollar

Here’s five trillion reasons to keep the pink dollar pink

The legendary pink dollar potentially enables the LGBTIQ+ communities to wield immense influence. Market researchers LGBT-Capital estimate our aggregate spending power as almost AU$5 trillion globally in 2019. In Australia, we spent over AU$95 billion. Corporations understand this. An increasingly digitised world provides oodles of data to inform advertising expenditures. That’s why we see promotions …

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Rainbow Care home care services including NDIS & aged care

Rainbow Care provides home care services including Aged Care, NDIS Support Coordination, and NDIS Plan Management. They promote fabulous Rainbow Workers who support people in their home and community. Partners in life, and now in business, Marli and Christine say they strive for purpose and meaning in their working lives. They believe they achieve that …

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