By Gina Mather Some interesting observations came out of the First Australian Trans Mental health study 2013/14 which was provided by Curtin University in conjunction with Beyond Blue and Western Australia Centre for Health Promotion Research. Nearly 500 Trans people participated in the survey from all over Australia so it is a fair representation of …

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Congratulations are in order for our friends at Key Assets who have just been awarded an AWEI Pride in Diversity award for their outstanding LGBTI workplace inclusion. Key Assets is a non government organisation which provides foster care services across Queensland and has long been seeking LGBTI foster carers. They have been a regular presence …

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Brisbane City Hall has never looked as fabulous as it did this week for the 54th annual Queens Ball Awards where Brisbane’s LGBT community gathered to recognise the people and groups who work so hard for our community’s benefit. Decked out with rainbow flags flying both inside and outside the Hall along with the hall’s …

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A study has revealed that an increasing number of Australians are identifying as gay. Between 2006 and 2014, Roy Morgan Research (RMR) has asked almost 180,000 Australians to agree or disagree to the statement, “I consider myself a homosexual”. The statistics show that the number agreeing has risen from 1 in 49 people (2.4%) in …

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Businessman Dick Smith has urged all Australian MPs to end the “pathetic political strutting” and legalise same-sex marriage. Mr Smith, who was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours, lambasted all sides of politics for bickering over who or which party should have “ownership” of gay marriage legislation. The …

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Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades, she has earned her place in the Australian Theatre as one of this country’s most legendary leading ladies. Appearing at the Queensland Cabaret Festival for one night only, ‘Turner’s Turn’ is a celebration of Geraldine’s incredible life on …

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Swedish peace activists have found a novel way of deterring Russian submarines from their territorial waters: lowering a device emitting a gay-friendly message via Morse code into the Baltic Sea. The device is nicknamed the “gay sailor” and sends out the message: “This way if you are gay” in an attempt to deter apparently homophobic …

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Congratulations are in order for Luxembourg’s openly gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel who this month wed his long term partner Gauthier Destenay. The country’s same-sex marriage laws only only came into effect in January and the first couple wasted no time in announcing their wedding plans. The couple wed in a very private ceremony with …

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Glitter Festival, the Gold Coast’s first ever LGBT arts festival which will run 28 Sept – 5 Oct have announced the first three events in what has been promised to be a spectacular program. The week will begin with a ‘Tacos and Tiaras’ party evening – play on QT’s infamous $3 Taco Tuesdays. Entry is …

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Do you want to tell somebody you care about that you are “GAY”  (Gay or lesbian), but can’t find the words, courage, time or are just plain shit scared? Well now thanks to a great musician Ally Hills,  life just got easier to come out.   Ally created a great music video that simply tells …

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