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Hugh Sheridan saved a stranger’s life in Fortitude Valley

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Actor Hugh Sheridan has recalled saving a man’s life in Brisbane last week after talking him out of taking his own life. The actor recalled the experience in Fortitude Valley last Friday on The Kyle and Jackie O Show this week. Hugh explained they met the man on Ann Street in Brisbane last Friday, where …

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Hi-Chat is a free 24-hour service moderated by peer volunteers in the Harm Reduction Community. Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the online forum launches its first Chatroom Takeover. During takeovers, healthcare professionals and peers facilitate discussions around specific topics. Check out the chatroom here. Register anonymously The International Overdose Awareness Day chatroom takeover happens …

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In an interview with The Sunday Mail, former LNP police minister David Gibson revealed his relationship with a trans man. A short-lived minister in the Newman government, the former devout Mormon said he still suffered mental health issues five years after leaving parliament. Appointed police minister by Campbell Newman in 2012, Gibson lost the position …

talking heals suicide prevention campaign

A unique new suicide prevention campaign, Talking Heals, was created by and for LGBTI communities supports community members to access support that understands their needs, writes the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health. Our LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities are resilient, creative, strong and wonderfully diverse. And in 2020 we’ve all had to draw on this …

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Almost 42% of LGBTIQ Australians reported having thoughts about suicide in 2019, according to a major new study by La Trobe University. The university released the major study Private Lives 3 on Friday, from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). The researchers surveyed over 6,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and …

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Today is R U OK? Day, urging Australians to learn what to say if someone in their life tells them they’re not okay. And with the pressures of the COVID-19 pendemic, it’s more important than ever to check in on your friends, family, neighbours or co-workers. “We’re encouraging everyone to learn that there’s more to …

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The Supportah group of companies today published an open letter to Josh Goyne, ‘the gay cowboy’, concerning a gay rodeo advertised for October. Goyne recently began selling tickets to the rodeo on Eventbrite. Josh Goyne, the gay cowboy Josh Goyne, became known as the gay cowboy after posting videos concerning vilification regarding his sexuality designed …

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It’s been a tough start to the year. Bushfires, upsetting stories about the suffering of our native animals and incessant heat. Then, in the last few days, an attack on a drag storytime event and a very public death by suicide of a troubled young man. We need to remember in difficult times, that asking …

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Ruby Rose has opened up about her lifelong struggles with depression in a social media throwback post. In an Instagram post for World Mental Health Day last week, the 33-year-old detailed her struggles with mental health dating back to her childhood. “I’ve struggled with mental health my entire life,” she wrote, posting a photo of …

Senior Constable Brenton Erkens-Goss lgbtiq police liaison

Victoria Police LGBTI Liaison Officer Senior Constable Brenton Erkens-Goss took his own life on Friday. One of over 100 Victoria Police LGBTI Liaison Officers, Brenton worked diligently to tackle prejudice-motivated crimes and family violence. Further, he worked to build rapport and trust with the LGBTI community. The loss of the officer came about because he …

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