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Australians are being urged make a donation to support a local LGBTIQ group as part of GiveOUT Day today. GiveOUT Day, started last year, is a national coordinated day of fundraising for LGBTIQ+ projects, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations nationwide. Despite as many as a tenth of Australians identifying as queer, LGBTIQ-specific projects get only …

Diamond Drag Queen Storytime

Join us this Saturday for Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime at the QNews Facebook page. In these challenging times, Diamond decided to take Drag Queen Storytime online. Diamond wanted to give kids the opportunity to enjoy a party experience even in this era of social distancing. “Social distancing needn’t mean complete isolation. We have the internet. …

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Earlier today, members of the University of Queensland’s UQ Liberal National Club disrupted Drag Storytime at Brisbane Square Library. The group’s intrusion and loud chanting distressed children and infants in attendance at the Rainbow Families Qld event. Update: Statement from Councillor Vicki Howard, Central Ward: “The group that staged this protest have no affiliation with …

Sanna Marin

Finland will this week swear in Sanna Marin as Prime Minister. She told local paper  Helsingin Sanomat that coming from a rainbow family matters to her. At 34, Sanna Marin also becomes the world’s youngest Prime Minister. The PM elect said she came from a poor family. She attributed her ability to get ahead in …

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I wrote a children’s book about donor conception in lesbian families. It was well-received other than a single persistent comment. “This is too much information for children.” Making the decision to conceive a child using a donor is significant. Some people choose known donors who have a role in their child’s life. Other people, including …

Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald

North Queensland Liberal senator Ian Macdonald has suggested parents should have the right to prevent children from learning about rainbow families, during a Senate committee into a bill addressing discrimination in religious schools. Macdonald was chairing the committee, which is this week holding hearings around the country into a Labor bill to scrap legal exemptions …

Midsumma Pride March 2018 Thorne Harbour Health Photo

A number of LGBTIQ community groups have withdrawn from Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March this weekend, citing health concerns over the expected maximum temperature of 39 degrees on Sunday. The march will be held in St Kilda on Sunday as part of Victoria’s Midsumma festival. Organisers this year moved the march’s start time to 11am rather …

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Nearly two thirds of gay dads report face social stigma from relatives, neighbors, service staff and other LGBTIQ people, according to new research. The survey of 732 gay dads in 47 US states was conducted by researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics and found 63.5 percent of respondents reported experiencing stigma because of being …

Brisbane author and mum rj miles ivf same-sex parents

The first time I told an acquaintance, “My wife and I are expecting our first baby in December,” their response was, “How?” Luckily, I love talking about how babies are made, especially ours. The path we walked (due to my endometriosis) was initiated by in-vitro fertilisation – or IVF. Although many people think of this …

Transgender and gender diverse children and their parents are among a group of advocates who have travelled to Canberra to call on politicians to deliver amendments to anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTIQ students from discrimination at school. Following the leaking of parts of the Ruddock religious freedom review, it emerged a little-known legal exemption put in …

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