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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has announced she is going to “go and lie down in my paddock” today to clap back at COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. The Queensland senator went on Sky News on Wednesday night to slam “bloody over the top” restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. She …

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Brisbane social group Wendybird have announced they’re moving their activities online to keep the community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. For five years, the Wendybird Collective have brought LGBTIQ community members together with monthly meetups and activities in New Farm and West End. But with the ongoing coronavirus situation forcing us to remain at home, …

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Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will today shut down for the first time in its history as the COVID-19 crisis grips Australia. On Sunday night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced pubs and clubs as well as many other businesses would shut down on Monday to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Sporties team announced “with mixed emotions …

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Brisbane Pride has announced that the long-running Queens Ball Awards event is postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen’s Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, held in Brisbane around June each year. The event awards outstanding achievements of more than a dozen individuals, organisations and groups in the …

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LGBTIQ nightclubs and bars across Australia have reacted to the federal government’s new coronavirus crowd bans, with some closing their doors indefinitely. On Wednesday (March 18), the federal government banned non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people as Australia responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Brisbane, The Sportsman Hotel said as of Wednesday they …

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Brisbane’s Stonewall Medical Centre has officially launched their new FAST sexual health testing. Stonewall has served the local LGBTIQ community for 25 years. The team now offer weekly Fast Access Sexual Testing (FAST) clinics for HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and Hepatitis A, B and C. The doctors running the program, Dr Hemming Lu and Dr …

Tom Hanks has revealed he and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus here in Australia.  The pair have taken up residence on the Gold Coast where Hanks has been filming the new Baz Luhrmann film about Elvis Presley. But now it seems they will be spending some time in isolation. Earlier today, …

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The Canadian parliament has this week proposed legislation that, if passed, will ban gay conversion therapy in the nation.  Canada’s Justice Minister, David Lametti and Diversity and Youth Minister, Bardish Chagger introduced the Bill C-8 into parliament on Monday. The bill proposes five legislative amendments to the Criminal Code related to conversion therapy. In announcing the bill, …

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A pregnant lesbian mum was left in tears after a stranger verbally abused her at a Brisbane supermarket. Ebony was shopping at the time with girlfriend Lisa at Coles in the Brisbane suburb of Mitchelton, the Springfield News reported. Lisa explained, “My partner encountered quite possibly the most cold-hearted example of judgment I have had …

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Home-grown lesbian romantic comedy Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) will make its Brisbane debut next week. The film was written and directed by queer filmmaker Monica Zanetti, from her own stage play. Last month it became the first Australian film ever to open the Mardi Gras Film Festival, and it’s heading to the …

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