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The Queensland government has said people convicted of consensual anal sex offences

Concerns have been raised over the wording of the Queensland government’s amendment to eliminate the state’s so-called “gay panic” defence. The widely condemned partial legal defense allows those accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they claim the violence was triggered by an unwanted homosexual advance. Queensland Attorney-General Yvette …

Gladstone Police have ruled out foul play and the involvement of a third party in the New Year’s Day bridge fall that left a New Zealand tourist fighting for life. Joth Wilson-Tokotaua fell from the Goondoon St railway overpass shortly after midnight on January 1 and was taken to a Brisbane hospital in critical condition. …

One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson has said she’s “quite happy” with inflammatory comments made by one of her candidates about LGBTI families. One Nation’s Glasshouse candidate Tracey Bell-Henselin (pictured, right) recently posted on Facebook that the LGBTI community are trying to “destroy families” and are “the real manipulating bigot,” The Courier-Mail reported. “LGBTI is …

A New Zealand father of three who plunged from a Gladstone bridge onto train tracks was the victim of a gay hate crime, his partner has claimed. Police said Joth Wilson, 25, (pictured, right) left his partner Maioha Tokotaua at home to buy cigarettes about 15 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve. But once …

One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin has suggested in a Facebook post that gay people “should be treated as patients” and “need to receive treatments”. The Taiwanese-Australian is the political party’s candidate for the seat of Bundamba in the upcoming Queensland state election. Screenshots published by The Huffington Post from Shan’s personal Facebook page show …

Rainbow Families Photo

Rainbow families from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory will travel to Canberra next month to discuss marriage equality with MPs at Parliament House and to push for the government to abandon its proposed plebiscite on the issue. The Rainbow Families group is seeking a small number of families from across …

QLD Govt Same-Sex Couples Adoption

The Queensland Government says it will overturn laws banning same-sex couples from adopting children. Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman (pictured left, centre) said a review of the Adoption Act 2009 found “overwhelming support” to remove the discriminatory laws. “I am proud we are removing one of the last discriminatory barriers that prevents LGBTI Queenslanders from being …

Rainbow Footpath Stock Image WEB

A rainbow footpath will be installed outside Brisbane gay venue The Sportsman Hotel. The rainbow motif will adorn a 2.5m wide footpath at the intersection of Hope Street and Leichhardt Street in Spring Hill, outside the venue, but some details are yet to be finalised. The Brisbane City Council has worked in partnership with the …

Miss Ink Australia Mandy Leigh Jones

Queenslander Mandy Leigh Jones will next weekend become the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Ink Australia competition. Contestants in the popular tattoo pageant compete in three rounds.  A panel of professionals from within the tattoo, fashion, and modelling industries judge the competition. Mandy has 180 tattoos. She also models as a tattoo …

Brisbane commuters will soon have their dreary bus rides to work brightened up with Brisbane City Council’s new rainbow pride bus about to be launched. Ready to be launched ahead of the Brisbane Pride Fair Day next week, the new rainbow bus will run as part of Brisbane City Council’s City Glider services. Public and …

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