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anti-bullying pack

PFLAG+ Queensland last week completed an anti-bullying pack for distribution to all state high schools. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent and volunteers spent their weekend preparing the packs for distribution. A donation from a PFLAG+ member enabled the organisation to privately fund the initiative. Shelley Argent said the packs would provide commonsense information for staff …

brisbane pride festival fair day

The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced plans to proceed with the annual Fair Day celebrations in New Farm Park on November 28. In August, the committee decided to delay Brisbane’s Pride Month from September to November due to COVID-19. President Bec Johnson said over 7000 people attended Fair Day last year to join our vital …

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A national LGBTIQ conference is heading to Queensland for the first time and draw hundreds of visitors to the Far North in February 2022. Since 2018, national group The Equality Project has hosted their Better Together Conference. Each conference brings together a a diverse range of queer advocates and advocacy groups to discuss LGBTIQ rights …

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Everyone deserves to feel safe on a night out. That’s the message from the Queensland Police Service to the LGBTIQ community in a new campaign. Brisbane drag queen Vollie LaVont and QPS Constable Jesse Farrance have teamed up to encourage LGBTIQ community members to report violence and abuse. “The Queensland Police Service is here for …

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The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC) has begun new weekend sexual health clinics as Queenslanders are urged to keep up their health checks during COVID-19. QC holds its Clinic 30 Testing Point in Brisbane every second Tuesday, and that service has now resumed and is taking bookings. Lance Schema, State Manager of QC’s Client …

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The Queensland gay couple who made history with their same-sex wedding have donated their suits for a new Queensland Museum exhibition. Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan made history with their ceremony just minutes after midnight on January 9, 2018. It was the first Queensland wedding on day one of same-sex marriage in Australia. Now their …

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Pauline Hanson’s Senate colleagues have slammed the One Nation leader after she called for the “rolling back” of transgender law reform. Senator Hanson put forward legislation earlier this year she claimed is necessary to “balance” the curriculum and “prohibit the indoctrination of children” in schools. She claims “biased” teachers are teaching students “skewed versions of …

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Nominations are open for this year’s Trans Community Awards, the Queensland trans, gender diverse and non-binary community’s night of nights. Each year, the awards recognise the achievements of activists, groups, events and allies in the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, Brotherboy and Sistergirl communities. Since 2016, Many Genders, One Voice (MGOV) has held the awards, …

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PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take medication to prevent HIV infection. Taking PrEP is as simple as taking one oral pill a day. ComePrEPd is a community-driven HIV prevention campaign by the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health to increase awareness of PrEP. To find out more, visit the ComePrEPd website here. …

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A new Gold Coast LGBTIQ+ festival will launch at Surfers Paradise this weekend, and organisers will share exciting plans for 2021. Update: Please be aware of the following directive from Queensland Health regarding gatherings on the Gold Coast from 8 am Saturday morning: Gatherings in private homes and public spaces restricted to a maximum of …

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