transgender human rights

Indonesian law does not criminalise private, consenting adult same-sex acts. However, in the majority Muslim country, there is an element of societal disapproval. Also, because of the need for social harmony in the diverse country, a citizen’s duties are the priority rather than their rights. Adding even more complexity to the situation for the Indonesian …

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bianca del rio clown

QNews Magazine Editor Destiny Rogers says she can die happy after interviewing her all time favourite RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Bianca Del Rio. Bianca returns to Brisbane in February with a brand-new show after three previous sell-out tours of Australia. In It’s Jester Joke, the ‘clown in a gown’ shares tales of her world travels …

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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers parade

Toowoomba comes alive this weekend with the region’s annual Carnival of Flowers and the local LGBTIQ community are getting ready to celebrate. For good reason Toowoomba is known as the Garden City and parks and gardens throughout the city will be at their spectacular best for the festival, one of Queensland’s oldest and most cherished festivals. …

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Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Recently, QNews Magazine revealed something of the character of Phyllis Cilento after whom the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is named. The Queensland Government are currently conducting a poll seeking feedback on whether to change that name. Social media discussion shows both those for and against the change have one point of agreement – that Phyllis …

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Slain Ugandan LGBTIQ activist David Kato

After reports that Australia has accepted 50 primarily Ugandan LGBTIQ refugees from Kenya under the Refugee Visa (subclass 200) for people fleeing persecution in their home country, QNews Magazine looks at how Uganda came to be such a dangerous country for its LGBTIQ community. Ugandan law criminalises both male and female homosexuality with males risking …

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