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The Queer Newsweek Halloween Special looks at Kevin Rudd’s petition for a Royal Commission into the Murdoch media. We also address the negative feedback for our recent report on the death of the Sultan of Brunei’s son Prince Azim. DocQ talks about pregnant transmen and we show you how to look like Tyga or Rudy …

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Well-known Perth drag queen Scarlet Adams has offered a brutal response to Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ comments about transgender people. Zempilas, who was only elected this month, is also breakfast host at radio station 6PR. On Wednesday he made the insensitive comments about gender and transgender people on air. Zempilas subsequently apologised after widespread …

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Mark Latham’s own religious discrimination legislation, currently before the NSW Parliament, has been panned by LGBTIQ advocates. Latham is One Nation’s leader in the New South Wales parliament. He introduced the controversial Bill to amend the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to the Upper House earlier this year. In a speech on the Bill, Latham invoked Margaret …

election special queensland vote

Queensland goes to the polls this Saturday 31 October. Shelley Argent joins us on Queer Newsweek for an election special. As at previous elections, prior to the Queensland vote, Shelley contacted the major parties concerning their LGBTIQ+ policies. Scroll down for video Letters from Deputy Premier and Shadow Attorney-General at bottom of the article. Shelley …

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Independent candidate for the Brisbane inner-city electorate of McConnel, John Dobinson, has called for Herston to become Queensland’s first gay heritage inclusion. Queensland’s first Premier Robert Herbert and partner John Bramston made their home together in the area. They conjoined their names to invent a name for their property. That name survives as the name …

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Before yesterday’s meeting to select an LNP candidate for the federal seat of Groom, David van Gend seemed a shoo-in. However, fellow rightwinger Garth Hamilton emerged the winner following the meeting in Toowoomba yesterday. The Toowoomba Chronicle reports the party chose a lesser-known nominee over fears that van Gend’s controversial views on LGBT+ issues would …

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New South Wales MPs have passed a parliamentary motion supporting the state’s transgender community, in the face of harmful legislation from One Nation’s Mark Latham. On Wednesday afternoon, members unanimously passed independent MPs Alex Greenwich’s motion. It called for “dignity, fairness, respect and equality” for all trans and gender diverse people. It was in part …

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Queensland doctor David van Gend, who believes homosexuality is “disordered behaviour” and “potentially treatable”, may win Liberal National party preselection in a federal seat. The sitting member, federal Coalition MP John McVeigh, resigned last month. Now voters in the federal electorate of Groom, in Toowoomba, will go to the polls for a byelection on November …

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US President Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump has addressed a “Trump Pride” rally and her rambling, misleading speech on LGBTIQ rights has gone viral. “I know what my father believes in,” she said during the event at a Florida hotel. “Prior to politics, he supported gays, lesbians, the LGB… QIA community,” she went on. Note …

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to address the “epidemic” of violence against transgender Americans if elected and accused the Trump administration of fuelling “the flames of transphobia.” The Human Rights Campaign has recorded at least 33 transgender and non-binary Americans murdered this year. With two months left in 2020, this is the highest …

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