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That time I told Premier Steven Miles he was a shady bitch

As co-host of the 60th annual Queens Birthday Ball in 2021, I stood onstage at Brisbane’s majestic City Hall and called the now Queensland Premier Steven Miles a ‘shady bitch’. It was meant as a compliment and taken in the spirit intended. Because it seems our new premier is not only a canny politician and …

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Pill Testing for Fortitude Valley party precinct?

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley party precinct could see pill testing sites after a push to trial the drug safety program. Greens MP Michael Berkman called for a comprehensive trial after the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) proposed that the government introduce pill testing before the summer festival season. QNADA, along with peak …

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Sex workers welcome Queensland decriminalisation review

Queensland and Australian sex worker organisations today welcomed the impending Queensland decriminalisation review of state sex work laws. State Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman earlier announced a review of current laws by the Queensland Law Reform Commission. She said the Commission will advise on improving the health, safety, human rights and also legal protections of sex workers …

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Former LNP police minister comes out about gay relationship

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 …

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COVIDIOTS – Australia’s worst COVID Karens are powerful men

Australia recently celebrated the rise of our own COVID Karens. Pandemic culture employs ‘Karen’ as shorthand for covidiots — the attention seekers who deny science and disrupt our fight against the virus. Karen memes focus on women, but a glance over the history of the pandemic thus far shows the COVID Karens who wreak the …

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Everyone Wishes For A Happy Ever After – A Happy, Healthy Relationship

Abusive partners in LGBTIQ relationships often claim violent or disrespectful behaviour is normal. It is not. A healthy relationship is a healthy relationship regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion or hair colour. Unfortunately, sometimes previously healthy relationships deteriorate, and domestic and family violence enters the picture. QNews Magazine asked Krissi and Louise (pictured) …

LGBTIQ domestic violence

Queensland Government Campaign Targets Domestic Violence In LGBTIQ Community

A new state government campaign is helping raise awareness of domestic and family violence within the LGBTIQ community and deliver advice and information on where to go for support. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said domestic and family violence “doesn’t discriminate; it can happen to anyone.” “Research shows that …

LGBT Legal Service are offering assistance to Queensland men with gay sex convictions

Queensland Man Alan Raabe ‘May Be Unable To Get His Gay Conviction Expunged’

Alan Raabe, the Queensland man who became the face of the campaign to expunge the state’s historical gay convictions, may be ineligible to have his own expunged, his lawyer says. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the …

Gender Diverse Students

Queensland Education Minister Calls Out LNP Over Gender Diverse Students

Queensland education minister Grace Grace has hit out at the state LNP opposition for calling a resource teaching high school students about gender diversity “sinister and destructive”. The Courier-Mail reported last month that Mitchelton State High School has been using the “Genderbread Person” resource as part of its health studies curriculum. The resource explains gender …

Queensland Advocates Call For Marriage Equality For Trans People

A Queensland parliamentary committee has been told of the unfair hurdles transgender people face to obtain legal recognition of their gender. Brisbane trans woman Roz Dickson addressed the committee, which is examining a bill introduced by the Queensland government this month that would scrap a law requiring trans people to be unmarried before they can …

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