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Carers are not highly visible in our communities. Their caring role often restricts their social activities. However, they are out there. My boss cares for a relative. I cared for a friend with a chronic condition who is now deceased and even four years later struggle to address the despair I felt. Fortunately, there is …

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queensland foster carers

As a couple, Shannon Toner and Justin Smith wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our society. They became foster carers and have been caring for children in need for nearly three years, writes Destiny Rogers. “More than 9,000 children in Queensland are in need …

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Lesbian Mums

Prospective same-sex parents will be able to explore options to start or expand their families at an information session to be held in Brisbane next month. The Making Rainbow Babies seminar, hosted by Rainbow Families Queensland, will provide local LGBTIQ people with information on their parenting options and allow them to hear about other parents’ …

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Australia’s High Court is set to rule on the case of a New South Wales man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple to conceive a child and is now fighting for legal parental recognition to stop the couple and the child moving overseas. The father, given the pseudonym Robert Masson by the court, had …

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Casey dellacqua birth baby boy

Retired Australian tennis champion Casey Dellacqua has welcomed a baby boy, her third child. The 34-year-old shared the happy news on her Instagram account, revealing she and partner Amanda Judd named their newborn son Jesse James. “Bursting with joy and our hearts are so full with the safe arrival of our beautiful son Jesse James …

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From self-described “boy body” to All About That Bass and back again, RJ Miles recounts to QN Magazine her experience with body shaming. A person’s self-image is low-hanging fruit, ripe for plucking and an easy target for those who feed their own insecurity by putting down others. Most of my adult life I’ve had the …

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MELT Festival Portrait Prize winners 2018

Submissions are open now for this year’s Portrait Prize at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual queer arts festival MELT. MELT is an annual extravaganza of queer arts and culture, showcasing local and international actors, cabaret and circus performers, dancers, photographers, artists, rock stars, and comedians. The festival’s annual Portrait Prize will return this year to celebrate …

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gender stereotyping

When I was pregnant with my son, friends and acquaintances concluded we knew the sex of our baby. My Facebook posts of baby clothing I bought before the birth probably contributed to that. Pink cat socks? Must be a girl! A toddler soccer kit? You didn’t tell me you were having a boy? Actually, we …

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Foster care agency Key Assets is looking for people who are interested in becoming foster carers as part of a new program, Pathways to Stability. The program will help children and young people in residential care or the youth justice system, transition into a family-based placement. The program will not only support transitioning from residential …

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