Another 1000 Queenslanders will get access to PrEP medication to help them reduce their chance of contracting HIV. PrEP, which stand for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other safe sex measures. In early 2016, Health Minister …

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Beauty queen Esma Voloder can make a world of difference. The reigning Miss World Australia has voiced her support for marriage equality, saying she believes being Australian means respecting and accepting everyone. “I think it is Australian culture to have acceptance and these are the things we should continue to focus on and continue to …

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A tiny island has just made a huge decision – to legalise same-sex marriage. The change in law on the Channel Island of Alderney was voted through at a States meeting this week. There are approximately 2000 people who live on the island, which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. …

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The world’s oldest tortoise is in a relationship with a younger reptile, who vets recently discovered is a male. Jonathan (pictured) is 186 years old and believed to be the world’s oldest living land animal. He lives on St Helena, a British Overseas Territory 1,200 miles off the coast of southern Africa, and he’s such …

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Prominent “no” campaigner and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reportedly set to address a US organisation that has been condemned for its extreme, anti-LGBTI views. Abbott will speak to the conservative Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) about his opposition to marriage equality later this month, Fairfax Media reported. According to the Human Rights …

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Scientists say they’ve discovered where in the body the HIV virus “hides” to dodge the immune system’s defences. Researchers at Sydney’s Westmead Institute for Medical Research have reportedly discovered intact HIV residing in the body’s immune cells known as “effector memory T-cells” that are meant to attack infections, including HIV. Associate Professor Sarah Palmer, deputy …

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The LiveAid-style “YesFest” concert planned in Sydney on Sunday, October 29 has sadly been cancelled. The concert was set to feature performances from rocker Jimmy Barnes, Client Liaison, Flight Facilities, Megan Washington, and Killing Heidi. Organisers said in a statement: “YesFest was an ambitious project to pull off in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, …

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Organisers have hailed Queensland’s first LGBTI and inclusive formal for high school students a success. Held last weekend at the University of Sunshine Coast, the event brought together Year 10-12 students from all over the state for a night of music, entertainment and the opportunity to come together and socialise. Sunshine Coast Pride Network co-chair …

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A new poll has revealed the “yes” vote has a commanding lead in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The latest Newspoll published by The Australian newspaper suggests the “yes” campaign is leading by millions of votes, with 59 percent of the 1,583 respondents reporting a “yes” vote. The “no” campaign have garnered 38 percent of …

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The Greens have criticised the AFL for waiting months to rule out transgender player Hannah Mouncey’s nomination for the Women’s League draft. Mouncey, who began her gender transition in 2015, had been waiting since June to hear before the AFL made the announcement on Tuesday, less than 24 hours before the draft. The AFL said …

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