These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


Councillor Christine Forster, sister to former prime minister Tony Abbott, has confirmed she intends to nominate for Liberal pre-selection in Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney electorate of Wentworth. Turnbull announced he will exit the parliament this Friday after he was deposed as Prime Minister in the Liberal party leadership spill last week, with voters in Wentworth reportedly set …

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Carmen Taykett

Brisbane’s newest hub of food, entertainment, culture and arts, King Street Bowen Hills, is set to transform into a giant garden street party next month when Brisbane Festival hosts the weddings of eight real LGBTIQ couples in one mass celebration of love and commitment. Qweens on King will see the couples tie the knot on …

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San Fransisco Police Officer

A San Francisco police officer has alleged he was repeatedly harassed by his superiors because he is gay, and says the bullying got worse after he reported it. Brendan Mannix has accused colleagues of frequently making comments about his sexual orientation, including calling him a “queen,” “too dramatic,” and insulting his masculinity, according to Mannix’s …

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Madonna

Madonna has said she meant no d-i-s-r-e-s-p-e-c-t to the late Aretha Franklin after she took to the MTV VMAs stage to deliver a tribute to Franklin that was criticised for predominantly focusing on her own career. VMAs organisers said Madonna would be paying tribute to the Queen of Soul Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer …

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski

Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has marched in his hometown of Montreal’s pride parade alongside Canadian Prime Minister and Justin Trudeau. Foodie Antoni took to social media to share photos of himself and fellow Internet heartthrob Trudeau waving rainbow flags in the streets during the parade on Sunday. “Thank you Montreal for opening your streets …

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A young person colours using a rainbow spectrum of crayons

More than $20,000 has been raised through a crowdfunding campaign to support a 12-year-old transgender girl threatened with violence by parents at her small school in Oklahoma. A group of adults took to a private Facebook group for parents at Achille Independent School District to unleash vicious threats and hateful comments at 12-year-old Maddie complaining …

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Health experts in New South Wales have warned of an outbreak of a multi-drug-resistant strain of Shigella among gay men around the state. Shigella is a bacteria that causes a bowel infection which can result in vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, fever and nausea. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said infection takes place when tiny particles of …

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QNews Magazine Issue 461

Queensland’s best source of Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bi and Intersex news

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Quentin Van Meter Anti Transgender Academic

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have “a delusional disorder” has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van …

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Coming out at work Suportah

By Raymond Trau, RMIT University For many LGBTIQ+ workers coming out is a never-ending process. A recent study in the UK shows coming out at work is still a problem. Our research, to be launched in Sydney on August 27, supports this finding and further unpacks the reasons for these continuing difficulties. As LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, …

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