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university of queensland


Bisexual pride flag

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Australians continue to experience significant disadvantage when it comes to health and wellbeing compared to their heterosexual peers, a University of Queensland study has found. Dr Francisco Perales, from UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research, identified bisexual people as being at higher risk of poor outcomes compared to both heterosexual …

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HIV test in vending machine

A Queensland research team are set to make HIV testing kits available in two Brisbane vending machines in a pilot program to increase testing rates. Experts estimate a majority of people with HIV (89%) are aware of their status but there are still a proportion of those who don’t know they have HIV. Knowing your …

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Brotherboy Sistergirl Youth

A new social media campaign is in the works to help young LGBTIQ people in Queensland fill in the gaps in their knowledge of sexual health and better understand the risks of HIV. Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service is working with researchers from the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health to develop the …

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anti-Gay Prejudice cognitive ability

Less intelligent people are more likely to hold discriminatory attitudes towards same-sex couples, according to a new study by Queensland researchers. The study, led by Dr Francisco Perales at The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research and published in the journal Intelligence, analysed data from 11,564 Australians to examine possible links between cognitive …

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Lesbian Grant

Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant to aid their studies. The bursary is sponsored by Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard and focusses on female students living in the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of 33 grants on …

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A new service has been launched to support international LGBTIQ students studying at Brisbane universities. When students move overseas to study it can be an exciting experience: learning a language, immersing themselves in a new culture, and making friends from all over the world. But for international students identifying as LGBTIQ the experience can be …

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Brisbane Trans Day

A community BBQ is planned in Brisbane to mark the International Trans Day of Visibility this weekend. Since 2009, March 31 has been recognised around the world as the Trans Day of Visibility, with an aim to celebrate the diversity of the transgender community and raise awareness of the work still needed to end the …

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