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Queers in Science celebrates LGBTQIA+ STEMM Day symposium

Today, Queers in Science holds its annual symposium for LGBTQIA+ people who work in the field of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). Queers in Science tweeted earlier today that LGBTQIA+ STEMM Day celebrates the wonderful work our queer community does to make the world a better place. Queers in Science aims to showcase …

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Davao City Mayor recruits LGBT+ for COVID food distribution

Faced with corrupt officials giving away emergency rice supplies, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte called on the local LGBT+ community to help. Davao City is on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The mayor said she chose the LGBT+ community because as people subject to marginalisation they understood the need for inclusion. “We needed to do …

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QNews and QN Magazine: onward into the unknown

QNews.com.au and QNews Magazine will continue to work to keep our communities in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the ever-evolving nature of the crisis, it remains essential that the LGBTIQ  communities retain access to information specific to their concerns. QNews currently emails a free weekly newsletter to subscribers. From next week, that will include …

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Stroke charity must explain undeclared income

A stroke charity that frequently receives donations from members of the LGBTIQ communities declared zero income last financial year. The year before, Stroke Support & Awareness Australia declared an income of $1,000. Despite that, QNews possesses evidence of substantial fundraising activity by the charity during that time. Set up in 2015, Stroke Support & Awareness …

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Tsai Ing-Wen re-elected President of Taiwan in landslide

Incumbent Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen won re-election earlier today in a landslide victory. The staunch LGBTIQ ally directed an Instagram post to Taiwan’s LGBTIQ communities three days ago. She spoke then of the rainbow flags she saw as she electioneered across the island. “I saw many people holding the rainbow flag 🏳️‍🌈, thank you for …

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Editor of straight-owned OUT Magazine quits

Straight-owned OUT Magazine deputy editor Nico Lang quit New Year’s Eve, leaving the magazine without an editor, reports the Los Angeles Blade. Editor-In-Chief Phillip Picardi resigned earlier in December. In his resignation letter, Lang spoke of “straight men who do not have our best interests at heart, who profit off us until they can no …

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2020 – a national representative LGBTIQ body?

Australia’s LGBTIQ communities head into the year 2020 with huge achievements in our immediate past. There are also massive challenges in our immediate future. Is it time for a national representative body for Australia’s LGBTIQ communities? Over the last half-century, our communities achieved decriminalisation of homosexuality, some discrimination protections, and marriage equality. We achieved that …

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3 LGBTIQ councillors in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy victory

The recent Hong Kong municipal elections which swept pro-democracy candidates to power also saw three openly LGBTIQ councillors win in their districts. The South China Morning Post reports that the three become the city’s first openly LGBTIQ councillors. Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, Kenneth Cheung Kam-hung and Alice Wei Siu-lik join many other young candidates who emerged …

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QuAC Annual General Meeting votes to change name

The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) will in the future be known as the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). This follows a membership vote and approval at the 2019 Annual General Meeting tonight (November 19). Consultation QuAC conducted community consultation amongst our communities across the state in advance of the change. The consultation sought community …

‘Frozen’ Director Responds To Fans Who Want A Girlfriend For Elsa

One of the directors of Disney film Frozen has weighed in on the potential for princess Elsa to get a queer romance in her next movie. Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee told HuffPost that the team behind the sequel are aware of the fandom’s outcry to give lead character Elsa a girlfriend. “I love everything people …

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