Former Australian Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce officially opened Stonewall Medical Centre’s expanded premises at a special event last weekend. The Service was a response to government inaction over the AIDS crisis, supported by private donations through the Queensland Aids Council (QuAC) and by the loan of premises from the Sisters of Mercy. With gay decriminalistion …

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One of Brisbane’s flagship LGBTIQ health practices, Stonewall Medical Centre, will celebrate its new extension next weekend. Former Australian Governor-General the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will officially open the centre’s expanded premises at a special event on Sunday, June 10. The team at the centre will celebrate the opening from 10:30am, with all …

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It’s after five in the QNews office and two of our longterm tradesman advertisers have dropped in. Jack Blair-Swannell (pictured above), a landscaper in his 20s, has the face of a cherub and a ready larrikin laugh. Marc Hansford, an electrician better known as Sparky Marc, is softer spoken, but quietly his own man. Tony …

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Underground Opera is the brainchild of Bruce Edwards, a vocal enthusiast with a mining background who produces concerts in unique intimate spaces—mainly subterranean. He’s Underground Opera’s producer. “But I probably refer to myself more as a professional gambler,” he chuckles. The company’s next performance with be at Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, March 24 to 26. …

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There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham was for them any more. Those days are over, says manager David McKillop. “We are actually a gay venue, but everyone’s welcome. Not the other way around,” he said. It’s true that in its recent history, with …

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As the Hustlers swing into pre-season preparation, QNews Magazine talks to some senior members about life in Brisbane’s gay-inclusive Rugby team. It hasn’t been the hottest of Brisbane summers, but the humidity is typical. Even now, in the cooling sunset, the air weighs heavy. My ambling stroll is enough draw a little sweat as I …

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Brisbane’s oldest gay men’s sauna, Bodyline, will close its doors for the last time on January 24. Manager David Kemp (pictured), aka Daisy, confirmed the Bodyline brand will not be moving elsewhere. “It’s really sad,” Daisy said. “It’s been a part of the Brisbane gay scene for so long. It’s going to feel funny when …

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