Pride Queer Art Exhibition

There’s just a few days left to peruse and purchase a piece of locally-produced queer art at QNews Magazine’s first queer art exhibition. Held as part of Brisbane’s Pride Month celebrations, the event has been a free showcase for local LGBTIQ artists to help lift their profiles and sell their work. All artworks in the …

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Antipodean Resistance Neo nazi sticker

An LGBTIQ-friendly church in New Farm has taken a stand against homophobia after finding a Neo-Nazi group’s stickers on their signage after marching in the Brisbane Pride Festival. Pastor Alex Pittaway from Metropolitan Community Church Brisbane said a contingent from the church were proud to attend this year’s Brisbane Pride Rally and March last Saturday. …

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lord ivar mountbatten gay royal wedding

The Queen’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, has become the first member of the extended royal family to have a same-sex wedding. Mountbatten (pictured, right) wed his partner James Coyle at an intimate ceremony in front of 60 people on Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Devon on Saturday, the Daily Mail reported. Lord Mountbatten, who is the …

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Contestant on Vietnam version of The Bachelor

It was a rose ceremony to remember on Vietnam’s iteration of dating show The Bachelor when two female contestants professed their love for each other on a recent episode. Last Thursday night, contestant Minh Thu told the show’s bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung that she had to leave the show because she was smitten with fellow …

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Cher

Cher has said it was 1994 Australian comedy Muriel’s Wedding that sparked her love of ABBA. The singer has arrived in Australia for her concert tour, which begins in Newcastle tomorrow, and the singer is also promoting her new album of ABBA covers Dancing Queen. “This is the thing, in America I remember Waterloo, Mamma …

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LGBT Military

Australian defence personnel who were dishonourably discharged from the military on the basis of their sexuality deserve a national apology and compensation, a military historian has told the federal government. Australian Catholic University associate professor Noah Riseman has sent a policy brief document to federal defence minister Christopher Pyne explaining many lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

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Bisexual pride flag

Bisexual Visibility Day was celebrated over the weekend, and an advocate from Victoria has encouraged Queensland bisexuals to set up a dedicated group to raise visibility. On September 23 every year since 1999, Bi Visibility Day has celebrated the B in LGBTIQ, fight bi erasure and encourage the broader community to recognise and celebrate bisexuality. …

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Brisbane Pride Festival 2018 march

Thousands of LGBTIQ community members and supporters flooded Fortitude Valley with rainbows on Saturday for the first Brisbane Pride Festival march since marriage equality was legalised last December. Brisbane Pride President Deeje Hancock said he was proud of Australia for the “yes” result and said he had been waiting a decade to pay tribute to …

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Janet Rice and Scott Morrison

The federal government has defended its refusal to release the religious freedom review’s long-awaited report, claiming it should remain confidential while the federal cabinet is examining its findings. The religious freedom review, headed by Philip Ruddock, was announced last year to placate conservatives following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in December. The review panel …

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Lady Phyllis Cilento

The Queensland government has announced it will change the name of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. The move is the result of a review called by Health Minister Steven Miles following a petition from 900 hospital staff to change the name, citing confusion among the public who think the building is a private …

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