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Bianca Martin awarded Inaugural SLQ Rainbow Fellowship

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) recently awarded Toowoomba author Bianca Martin the inaugural SLQ Rainbow Research Fellowship for her project, LGBTQIA+ Zines in Contemporary Queensland. Bianca Martin told QNews she plans to dive deep into the archives, bypassing officially curated histories, and searching out authentic queer voices. “I’m very much looking forward to spending …

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State Library of Queensland Rainbow Research Fellowship

The State Library of Queensland has announced the inaugural Rainbow Research Fellowship. Among other benefits, the Fellowship will include a $15,000 stipend. A first for Queensland, and potentially for Australia The Rainbow Research Fellowship will support research, exploration, and creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s LGBTIQA+ histories and communities. This groundbreaking Fellowship will assist in …

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Boot Co records archived at AQuA and State Library of Qld

Brisbane’s The Boot Co. recently donated historic newsletters and magazines to two institutions for preservation. The leather and fetish club gifted the ephemera to the State Library of Queensland and the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA). Also included, a published history of the club by historian Tim Roberts. The donations significantly expand the representation of the …

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National survey of LGBTIQ folk in religious organisations

Religiously affiliated schools in NSW can sack LGBT+ teachers, but in Tasmania, they can’t. Researchers from the University of Tasmania say that difference has a profound impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. The researchers are conducting a national survey — the first major study of this kind in Australia. Government-funded organisations with religious affiliations …

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Almost Half Of The World’s Countries Don’t Permit LGBTIQ Groups

Nearly half of the world’s countries do not allow LGBTIQ groups to organize, with many facing the threat of arrests or state-sanctioned violence, a new report has found. Just 56 per cent of countries – 109 countries out of 194 – freely allow such groups, according to analysis by advocacy group OutRight Action International published …

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LGBTIQ with disabilities: high risk of discrimination

Forty-six percent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year. A report by academics William Leonard and Dr. Rosemary Mann discusses the impact of discrimination and social exclusion on the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people with disability. La Trobe University La Trobe University along with advocacy groups …

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LGBTIQ Teachers Face Discrimination At Work, Study Finds

Workplace discrimination against LGBTIQ teachers in New South Wales is relatively widespread and taking a toll on their psychological wellbeing, according to new research. Of the just-over 1000 LGBTIQ teachers who participated in the study conducted by Western Sydney University and the NSW Teachers Federation trade union, 42 per cent of them reported experiences of …

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Same-Sex Attracted Women Avoiding Treatment For Alcohol Problems: Study

Same-sex attracted women have higher alcohol and mental health problem rates than heterosexual women but many do not access treatment, a new Australian study has found. The University of Melbourne-led study of 521 same-sex attracted women found that 70 per cent of those aged 18-25 reported problematic alcohol use that exceeded national guidelines, but only …