If you have a spiky, feathered haircut, you are probably homosexual and may well be in league with the devil. That’s the measured view of Iran’s religious authorities, who have banned spiky haircuts, with the view that they encourage homosexuality and Satanism. Mostafa Govahi, the head of Iran’s barbers’ union said anyone who provides homosexual …

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Prospective university students will now be able to compare the LGBTI diversity credentials of all Australian universities with the launch this week of a new guide to help them choose which study environment will be best for them. The Australian LGBTI University Guide provides prospective students with a checklist of 15 measures that universities may …

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As our communities pause to reflect on 17 May for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), four Queensland councils will also acknowledge the day by flying the rainbow flag from their respective city halls for the first time. Brisbane City Council will be joined by the councils of Ipswich, Somerset (Esk), and Townsville …

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By Lee-Anne McCormick The appointment of domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty as the 2015 Australian of the Year has sparked a long overdue national conversation about how to best address this very personal yet, far too common issue. Sadly, however, Australia’s LGBT communities have largely been left out of the conversation despite it being one …

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Judith Lucy has done it all. She’s one of Australia’s most popular stand up comedians, successful author and has spent years featuring of a variety of television shows and radio. Ahead of her first sold comedy show in over 5 years – the oddly named ‘Ask No Questions of the Moth’ – QNews caught up …

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By Tammy Rudduck I am talking specifically about injectable drugs…not necessary ice or heroin, but steroids and tanning injectables. Steroid use in Queensland and in particular in South-East Queensland has increased significantly. Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) are seeing an increase with people requesting sterile injecting equipment for the use of steroids and other performance …

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A new international study into homophobia in sport has revealed that 80% of Australians participating in sport have witnessed or experienced homophobia and that large numbers of Australian males believe they are not accepted in sport. The Out on the Fields report is the first international study looking into homophobia in sport and was initiated …

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Putting it simply, “We need your help please!” Magazines are doing it tough all over the world and we need urgent help to continue. Unfortunately on the back of four major increases in the price of postage, servicing regional Queensland, Northern NSW and the NT is becoming increasingly difficult. We are appealing to you, our …

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A High Court decision to quash a murder conviction has prompted a fresh inquiry into the use of “gay panic” defence in South Australia. Michael Joseph Lindsay was handed a jail sentence of at least 23 years after he was found guilty of murdering Andrew Negre, who was bashed and stabbed to death in 2011. …

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It’s only a couple of letters but the honorific “Mx” could speak volumes for the transgender community. The Oxford English Dictionary is considering including the gender neutral title Mx in its next edition to represent transgender people and those who don’t identify by gender. The gender neutral honorific, pronounced mux, would be an alternative to …

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