Brisbane will mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, & Transphobia (IDAHOT) with a series of free events supported by Brisbane City Council to be held on Sunday 17 May. CLICK HERE to see photos from the Brisbane Rally In conjunction with the Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group, the council has agreed to fly a rainbow …

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Young queer people with a history of verbal, sexual and/or physical victimisation and abuse have higher levels of social and mental health problems than heterosexual young people – including dangerous use of alcohol and drugs. Daniel Demant is doing a research study for his PhD on the influence of social identities and community attitudes on …

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Sir Elton John and Michael Stipe from rock band R.E.M. have called on the US government to do more to protect transgender inmates in American prisons. The musicians and longtime LGBTI activists released a joint statement condemning the state of Georgia for its treatment of Ashley Diamond and Zahara Green, two transgender women who claim …

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To most of us, $10,000 is a lot of money – to an international rugby league star it is, comparatively, loose change. Then again, if it were you or I, we would more than likely not be fined anything in the first place – it can be the price any sports star pays for their …

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In the wake of Bruce Jenner’s revelation about transitioning to life as a woman, the spotlight has shone brightly on the wider transgender community. Jenner, a former Olympic champion, has been flooded with support since last week’s interview with Diane Sawyer, in which he revealed “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman”. He talked …

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Wearing a signature beard and sequinned gowns, Conchita Wurst became an overnight sensation in the lead-up to last year’s Eurovision finals. The Austrian drag queen performer, who went on to win the contest, arrives in Australia this week to launch her debut album, simply named Conchita. During her first trip down under, Wurst will walk …

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PFLAG National Spokesperson Shelley Argent will be in Canberra this month to hand deliver the letters of the countless number of Australians who have written to our national leaders asking for marriage equality. Argent says almost two million emails sent in support of marriage equality were brushed aside, however, she believes that they can no …

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Until he read Rock Hudson’s biography, Lee Garlington never realised he was the iconic Hollywood actor’s “one true love”. “I broke down and cried,” Garlington has revealed in an interview with People magazine. “‘I just lost it. He said his mother and I were the only people he ever loved. I had no idea I …

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Detective Chief Inspector Pamela Young has been removed from the investigation into the death of Scott Johnson. As Q News reported last week, New South Wales coroner Michael Barnes has ordered a rare third inquest into the Johnson case. The coroner also requested that DCI Young (pictured) be removed from the case after the detective …

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Two homophobic murderers have been sentenced to life behind bars for beating a gay man to death in a Perth public toilet. Warren Gerard Batchelor, 48, died in hospital two days after the brutal attack in November 2013. Mark Taylor, 43, and Daniel Wade Jones, 37, must serve a minimum of 21 years in prison …

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