Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

The highly-anticipated new film Boy Erased tells the story of a teenager pressured into dangerous “gay conversion” therapy by his religious parents in the US’ Bible belt. Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is viscously outed to his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, in a small American town. Fearing a loss of …

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A new policy to be debated by the Sydney Anglican diocese that would ban same-sex weddings and the promotion of homosexuality and transgender “ideology” in churches has been panned by queer Christians. The policy would confirm that church-owned buildings can only be used for acts that “conform to the doctrines, tenets and beliefs of the …

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In March 1973 a Fortitude Valley nightclub, the Whisky Au Go Go was firebombed resulting in the deaths of fifteen people. Excluding the appalling colonial decimation of Aboriginal populations, the Whisky Au Go Go fire was the worst mass murder in Australian history before the Port Arthur shootings of 1996. Among the people killed that …

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Whether you have been to Japan before or not, Japan Food Tours offers you the unique opportunity to experience the country’s food, culture and people on fully guided tours. And QNews Magazine readers are being offered an incredible introductory two-for-one discount for a the company’s brand new tour of Honshu in December. On the trip, …

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The women of Litchfield Penitentiary are finally getting out of jail. Netflix favourite Orange is the New Black is set to end after its seventh season, which will air on the streaming platform in 2019. “After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” series creator Jenji Kohan said. “I will miss all the …

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A senior Australian Muslim leader has said gay teachers are “mentally ill” and “contradict nature” amid the debate about whether religious schools should be allowed to sack LGBT staff. The debate around religious exemptions in Australian law has ramped up after the recommendations into Philip Ruddock’s religious freedom review were leaked last week. Sheik Taj …

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Cairns Tropical pride rainbow crossing

LGBTIQ Australia descended on North Queensland over the weekend for this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride. The festival kicked off with Friday night’s Community Heroes Awards, hosted by festival headliner Matthew Mitcham at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Pat O’Hara Award for Lifetime Achievement was accepted by Dave Weston on behalf of his late partner Brendan …

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