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Queensland Police Service (QPS) LGBTI Liaison Officers in the Brisbane policing region have launched a new service allowing community members to contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As part of the QPS’ LGBTI Liaison Program, a number of personnel are dedicated liaison officers, able to provide support and assistance to LGBTI …

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Queensland police lgbti liaison mairead devlin rainbow flag

Queensland Police Constable Mairead Devlin is both an LGBTI Liaison officer and a member of the LGBTIQ community. In 2016, he was the first Queensland Police officer to raise a rainbow flag outside police headquarters in Brisbane (pictured), to mark that year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. QN Magazine spoke to Constable Devlin …

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Queensland police lgbti liaison officers

Acting Sergeant Ben Bjarnesen (pictured right) is both an LGBTI Liaison officer in the Queensland Police Service and a member of the LGBTIQ community. QN Magazine recently spoke to Ben about why he became an LGBTI Liaison Officer and how the volunteer role has allowed him to make a difference to members of the community. …

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Wear it purple day

Officers and staff of the Queensland Police Service will wear special purple bootlaces to support LGBTIQ youth on this year’s Wear It Purple Day on August 31. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance …

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IDAHOBIT 2018

Southport Police Station has raised its first rainbow flag on Thursday to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT is recognised internationally to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced by queer people and events are held to spread messages of acceptance and inclusion. May 17 is the date on …

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IDAHOBIT 2018 Cairns

A number of events are planned for Cairns to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), on Thursday, May 17. “IDAHOBIT is a day to acknowledge the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTIQ people locally and around the world,” Ben Dawson from QuAC North Queensland said. “The day is also …

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Ben Bjarnesen

Increased representation of LGBTI people in domestic violence awareness campaigns is needed to increase reporting of violence in same-sex relationships, a Queensland Police Service LGBTI Liaison Officer has said. In late 2016, Fortitude Valley-based Senior Constable Ben Bjarnesen was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship, a grant that allows Australians to travel overseas to conduct …

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