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A regional Victorian drag performer is encouraging every Australian to have an important conversation with their loved ones about organ donation. Victorian man Max Primmer underwent a kidney transplant in March 2012 after a calcium build-up in his bladder caused sudden, total kidney failure. Max was on dialysis for for four hours a day, three …

Victorian government

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ Pride Network has backed a new campaign encouraging people to use gender-neutral language, including pronouns like “they” and “them” instead of “he” and “she”. The department is promoting the first Wednesday of every month as “They Day,” with staff given the option to wear stickers with their …

Anti Gay Poster

Police are investigating after a Neo-Nazi group’s vile anti-gay posters mocking Pride Month and calling gay people “a walking disease” were put up in a Melbourne street. The posters (pictured), which featured the web address of extreme neo-Nazi group Antipodean Resistance, were spotted along Chapel Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Prahan over the …

gay conversion therapy

ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has committed to banning the dangerous and discredited practice of “gay conversion” therapy. “The ACT government will ban gay conversion therapy. It is abhorrent and completely inconsistent with the inclusive values of Canberrans,” Fitzharris said. “The ACT Government isn’t aware of these practices being undertaken in the ACT, but we …

gay conversion therapy

The Victorian government has ordered an inquiry into the “insidious” practice of so-called “gay conversion” therapy. Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy (pictured) has asked the state’s Health Complaints Commissioner to conduct a broad-ranging investigation into the dangerous and discredited practice, which involves attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. “We have …

Border Pride Fair

The LGBTIQ community of Albury-Wodonga on the New South Wales/Victoria will again come together to celebrate Border Pride Fair Day later this month. On Saturday, May 19, community members, their friends and families will descend on QEII Square in Dean Street in Albury for a day of community pride, coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia, …

Michael Kroger

The president of the Victorian Liberal Party has intervened to shut down a motion calling for parents to be able to access harmful and discredited “gay conversion” therapy for their children. On Sunday, The Age reported a motion that would have called for health practitioners to be allowed “to offer counselling out of same sex …

Jay Carmichael

Author Jay Carmichael will release his debut novel Ironbark later this month. He recently spoke with QNews Magazine about his inspirations, and what motivates him as a writer. Waaia, the town in Victoria I grew up in, had about 70 people in the township, and a few hundred more scattered across the farmlands that stretched …

australia post

At least one families’ same-sex marriage postal survey forms were among more than four months of mail left undelivered in a postbox in regional Victoria that was neglected by Australia Post. The town of Beechworth in Victoria’s north-east share just two post boxes between its 3,859 residents, the ABC reported, and local residents Joanne and …

A Melbourne council has announced an after-hours “swim night” event for transgender and gender diverse swimmers next month. The City of Darebin said the event at Reservoir Leisure Reserve north of Melbourne would be closed to the public to give transgender and gender diverse swimmers the chance for a “stress-free” swim. “To create a safe …

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