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A new Queensland suicide prevention campaign is encouraging everyone to have difficult – but important – conversations about suicide. The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health has launched the “Talking Heals” campaign, in partnership with a number of other organisations. The campaign, appearing on billboards around Brisbane, acknowledge “sharing stories of suicide can be hard”. The …

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A Brisbane doctor who specialises in LGBTIQ healthcare has slammed the government’s “harmful” religious freedom bill. Dr Ryan Williams is a GP at Stonewall Medical Centre in Brisbane. The long-running centre is one of four in the city specialising in care for LGBTIQ people. “I’m a proud gay man myself, and the majority of my …

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The Queensland Human Rights Commission has unveiled two new guidebooks to help transgender and gender diverse students and their schools. The QHRC’s Trans@School guides cover topics including names and pronouns, records, medical information, toilets, uniforms, and sports. Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall said the guides came about following increasing inquiries from schools and students. …

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They’re the Australian mums determined to make sure no LGBTIQ person feels unloved or not accepted. They belong to “Free Mum Hugs”, a group that has a goal of “letting the LGBTIQ+ community know that they are unconditionally loved and accepted” for who they are. “We know many people reject these precious humans,” the group …

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A Brisbane rally against the Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill will still go ahead despite the council refusing to allow amplification of protesters’ speeches. The protest is planned for King George Square, outside Brisbane City Hall, on Saturday (February 1) from 5pm. However, organiser Johnny Valkyrie said Brisbane City Council refused to allow speakers to …

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Religious organisations have slammed the Queensland government’s proposed legislation to criminalise harmful “conversion therapy” in the state. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles introduced the bill in November to ban practices “attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Penalties would include fines and up to 12 months jail. However, Christian Schools …

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Two more iconic performers, Malika and Ella Va’lay, have joined the Sportsman Hotel’s Drag Hall of Fame for their contributions to the local entertainment scene. The pair received the Brisbane venue’s special honours at a ceremony on Sunday night. The award recognises their contribution to Queensland drag, performing arts and charity fundraising. Host Wanda D’Parke …

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Two more Queensland performers will be inducted into the Sportsman Hotel’s Drag Hall of Fame this Australia Day long weekend. The Brisbane venue’s Drag Hall of Fame honour recognises entertainers for their contribution to Queensland drag and the local community. Performers Malika and and Ella Va’lay will be immortalised in the Sportsman Hotel’s Lounge Bar …

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The grieving family of Wilson Gavin, who died on Monday after protesting Drag Queen Storytime in Brisbane, have reached out to the LGBTIQ community in a moving statement. The 21-year-old, who was openly gay, was president of UQ’s conservative Liberal National Club. He made national headlines leading the protest at Brisbane Square Library on Sunday. …

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Rates of HIV diagnoses in Queensland have dropped by more than a third in the last five years, according to new data. Last year, 153 HIV notifications were reported to Queensland Health, compared with 245 in 2014. This is a drop of more than 37 per cent. Experts are attributing the declining rates to increased …

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