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Brendan Pang shows us Snapchat lenses in time for IDAHOBIT Day

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invisible boys holden sheppard

Charlie, Hammer & Zeke are the invisible boys. As queer people, we’ve all been invisible boys at one stage in our lives. Hiding who we are for fear of that eventual fallout when we are no longer safe, hidden from society’s judgement. But for these three boys, their invisible lives are made harder by their …

social media

A report by researchers from Western Sydney University explores how sexuality and gender-diverse young people used social media platforms during COVID-19. The researchers also made recommendations to ensure better support for LGBTQIA+ people online. The report found that homes were at times difficult spaces for LGBTQIA+ people during lockdown. However,  young people largely used this time …

brendan pang snapchat lenses idahobit 2021

Brendan Pang has teamed up with Minus18 and Snapchat to launch Snapchat Lenses. The release of the series of augmented reality lenses is timed to coincide with IDAHOBIT 2021. Perth-based cook Brendan Pang came out after appearing on Masterchef Australia in 2018. He also appeared on the show in 2020. Brendan said the lenses celebrate …

the mish gary lonesborough

Michael James finds The Boy from The Mish by Gary Lonesborough a powerful and touching story of self-discovery. This compelling book about two young Aboriginal gay men finding themselves is Gary’s debut YA novel. Scroll down for Michael James’ video interview with Gary Lonesborough. Life on ‘The Mish’ is relatively simple for Jackson. Juggling a …

Teenage Kicks Miles Szanto

Acclaimed indie feature Teenage Kicks just dropped on Netflix. The queer Aussie film stars Miles Szanto as a young man journeying through the minefield of adolescence. Teenage Kicks comes from filmmaking team, writer/director Craig Boreham and producer Annmaree J Bell. Miklos Varga is played by young up and coming actor Miles Szanto. In the film, …

lgbtiq+ youth the pinnacle foundation

From 1 July, The Pinnacle Foundation invites scholarship applications from LGBTIQ+ students between the ages of 17 and 26 who plan to study full-time education at a public institution of higher education in Australia. The Foundation awards scholarships with the aim of helping LGBTIQ+ youth to thrive and so build our communities. QNews recently spoke …

duke of cambridge akt

The future British king, Prince William said gay or lesbian children would not concern him. However, the Duke of Cambridge said the pressures they would face from society would worry him. As king, William will also one day fill the role of head of the Church of England. “I fully support whatever decision they make, …

Wear it purple day

Officers and staff of the Queensland Police Service will wear special purple bootlaces to support LGBTIQ youth on this year’s Wear It Purple Day on August 31. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance …

Bisexual men

Young bisexual men are the least likely to be open about their sexuality among their peers, according to a new Australian survey. The survey of 11,000 young people by radio station triple j suggested that gay men aged between 18 and 29 are more than twice as likely to have “come out” as their bisexual …

Mary Binks

LGBTIQ Ally Mary Binks Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community is mourning the death of one of its greatest allies and supporters, former Mayor of Devonport, Mary Binks OAM, who died on Tuesday at age 84. Mary Binks was horrified by the pain and trauma experienced by young LGBTIQ people on Tasmania’s North West Coast during the bitter …

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