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Meet Queensland community hero Wally Cowin

Wally Cowin has been involved in the LGBTQIA+ community for decades. He spoke to QNews about his life, his passion for community and being the founding editor of Queensland Pride.  Wally Cowin has a long connection with Brisbane.  He was born in Tenterfield in 1948 and after a short stint on the Gold Coast grew …

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QNews launches NSW magazine full of fresh content

New South Wales, Australia. The highly anticipated launch of QNews New South Wales Magazine took place at Sydney’s Stonewall Hotel on July 12, marking the expansion of the popular publication into the state. Andrew Potts interviewed Richard Bakker during the QNews NSW Launch to shed light on the motivations behind the expansion. Also discussed were …

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Crikey nukes China’s Queer Purge series

Australian news site Crikey has unpublished and apologised for a series of articles titled China’s Queer Purge. Crikey justified purging the China’s Queer Purge series based on experts quoted in the series complaining “concerns they had been quoted on the record without their consent or their quotes had been mischaracterised or taken out of context.” …

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Outing Rebel: Sydney Morning Herald parties like it’s 1978

Outing Rebel Wilson or any other celebrity is just plain wrong whatever spin journalists try to put on it. On February 24, 2016, the Sydney Morning Herald published a public apology for outing 53 people in a June 27, 1978 article, and another 104 subsequently. But now in 2022, the paper claims it’s ok to …

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Megan Barnard after outing: It’s OK to be gay

Fox Sports presenter Megan Barnard says, “It’s OK to be gay,” in an interview with News Corp about her outing by former colleague Tom Morris. Morris outed Megan Barnard in a social media message. “Unfortunately, she’s a lesbian. Lads, Megan Barnard, she’s f_cking hot as. My view, the hottest girl at Fox by a long …

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First same-sex Essence cover: Niecy Nash & Jessica Betts

The March issue of Essence, the monthly lifestyle magazine for African-American women will feature a same-sex couple on the cover for the first time. Actress and comedian Niecy Nash and country singer Jessica Betts talk about their two-year marriage in the issue. Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts became friends in 2015 and started dating in …

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Rush Limbaugh joins people he happily spoke ill of – the dead

Right-wing American radio megastar, Rush Limbaugh, who never hesitated to speak ill of the dead, today joined them. Limbaugh made a fortune monetising conservative grievance and demonising disadvantaged minorities. His support of twice-impeached US President Donald Trump included promoting the wannabe coup leader’s unfounded assertion he won the 2020 US election. Trump, last year awarded …

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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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Daily Telegraph breached standards with transgender slurs, Press Council says

Warning: offensive language The Press Council has ruled a Daily Telegraph article describing convicted axe attacker Evie Amati with offensive transgender slurs breached its standards. In 2017, Amati, a transgender woman, attacked and injured two patrons with an axe inside a 7-Eleven in inner-west Sydney and then chased down a nearby pedestrian. Last August, a …

Lawrence Gibbons Saves Star Observer

Star Observer saved by established publisher

Lawrence Gibbons, the publisher of Sydney’s City Hub newspaper, announced last night the acquisition of the Star Observer. His new company Out Publications will now publish the Sydney based LGBTIQ newspaper. The Star Observer will now move into the City Hub offices with both publications managed by Lawrence Gibbons as Group Editor. Due to celebrate …

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