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australian transgender support association atsaq gina mather krissy johnson

The International Transgender Day of Visibility, recognised this Sunday (March 31), is a chance to celebrate transgender people in our community and raise awareness of the discrimination they face in everyday life worldwide, writes Destiny Rogers. Human civilisation is littered with absolutes. The Earth is flat. Marrying your cousin is a good idea. Smoking is …

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Judges Gavel legal law court

An Australia far-right group accused of engaging in “public acts of hate speech” against the LGBTIQ community during the same-sex marriage postal survey has failed to front Queensland’s anti-discrimination tribunal to respond to a vilification complaint. The Brisbane-based LGBTI Legal Service lodged formal complaints with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland last August against 25 groups and …

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rona joyner joh bjelke-petersen campaign against regressive education society to outlaw pornography

Friend to Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen and founder of the Society To Outlaw Pornography (STOP) and the Campaign Against Regressive Education (CARE), Rona Joyner was a force to be reckoned with in the Joh era. Although Mrs Rona Joyner held no elected office or government appointment, in a situation  peculiar to Queensland, she wielded more power …

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Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

A global network of LGBTIQ organisations from around the world have called for global decriminalisation of sex work to address discrimination and stigma against sex workers, including those who identify as LGBTIQ. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a global network representing more than 1,500 LGBTIQ organisations from around the …

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Queensland Police Service’s LGBTI Liaison Officers in the Brisbane 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 community members …

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Domestic and family violence affects all communities including transgender people and, just as it affects all people, the laws regarding domestic and family violence in Queensland, protect all people. Domestic and family violence is about power and control. It can involve physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. The abuse need not be physical. Crissie* was …

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Bullamakanka Pearl of the Outback

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, previously isolated gay communities in rural hamlets can now participate in their own small way in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QN Magazine’s regional Queensland correspondent Pearl of the Outback explains how. Mr Humphries recently hosted something the young folks call a Mardi Gras Watch Party. …

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homosexual offences

In a fond remembrance of the lead player, Pearl of the Outback shares a personal perspective of a once notorious Queensland incident, a story reminiscent of the acclaimed Brokeback Mountain, but one which contributed to profound change in Queensland laws. A young man from the bush, notorious for his convictions for homosexual offences, eventually found …

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Queensland gaymer jack foulstone

After the first gayming float joined the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade this month, QN Magazine contributor Wanda D’Parke asked Cairns entertainer Jack Foulstone about how he started as a gaymer, and how video games are helping LGBTIQ people find community. Dear Reader, Twenty-five-year-old Jack (pictured) moved from Grafton, New South Wales to …

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