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With apologies to Charles Dickens, this Christmas sees us awash with dicks, past, present and future. First, Steve-O re-emerged from well-deserved obscurity. Grandad Jackass announced the launch of his own uncensored website. Then a guy in Florida caught with bags of meth and coke tied to his dick claimed the drugs weren’t his. Finally, reality …

Q&A staff

A northern NSW man faced court today over threats to members of the ABC’s Q&A staff. The man threatened to kill Q&A staff over the show’s support and the ABC’s coverage of the LGBT community. David William Wonnocott pleaded guilty to making the threats in Tweed Heads Local Court. Magistrate Geoff Dunlevy said Wonnocott, 47, …

AJ Clementine yubo

LGBTQI+ advocate AJ Clementine will live stream on Yubo tonight as part of the platform’s support for Gen Z mental health. The ‘Express Session’ Q&A and community discussion occur during National Mental Health Month. “We all know it’s been another tough year. Not only for Aussies but across the globe. As part of its commitment …

QNews proudly announces the launch of our newest media platform — the QNews App. QNews publisher Richard Bakker said the migration to mobile apps and mobile-friendly websites was a long-established trend. “Over the last few years, smartphones and tablets revolutionised the way readers access news. As we go to press with this issue of QNews …

social media

A report by researchers from Western Sydney University explores how sexuality and gender-diverse young people used social media platforms during COVID-19. The researchers also made recommendations to ensure better support for LGBTQIA+ people online. The report found that homes were at times difficult spaces for LGBTQIA+ people during lockdown. However,  young people largely used this time …

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Brendan Pang has teamed up with Minus18 and Snapchat to launch Snapchat Lenses. The release of the series of augmented reality lenses is timed to coincide with IDAHOBIT 2021. Perth-based cook Brendan Pang came out after appearing on Masterchef Australia in 2018. He also appeared on the show in 2020. Brendan said the lenses celebrate …

facebook ban

Facebook this morning banned Australian news content. The action comes following Australian Government legislation that requires Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for content that appears in feeds. Following the Facebook ban, the QNews Facebook page became inaccessible, along with those of other Australian news publishers. Despite apparently finding it impossible to stop Flat-earthers …

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Social media abuse saw actor Hugh Sheridan hospitalised for mental health treatment during the past week. Previously, an Instagram post led to the postponement of a season of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring the actor. The Daily Mail reports the backlash over his casting to take on a role some characterise as transgender included …

tiktok logo censoring queer creators

TikTok has apologised for a former policy censoring and suppressing LGBTIQ content on the social media platform. Last December, it emerged TikTok was censoring posts by users considered “highly vulnerable to cyberbullying”, including LGBTIQ people. Accounts and posts from queer people, body positivity advocates and people with disabilities were being limited in their reach, regardless …

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Baiters are currently distributing a video of an Aussie Tik Tok star nude. The footage was shot before the influencer turned 18 earlier this year. Baiters first posted copies of the video to Twitter in late June. More recently, members of a network that shares, trades and sells stolen and baited content identified the subject …

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