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Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley on July 1. The competition will bring together the Tritons’ rivals the Sydney Stingers and the Melbourne Surge as well as Australia’s brand new inclusive water polo team, the Perth …

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With a week of performances of their hilarious farce “Noises Off” to go, the folks at Queensland Theatre have offered QNews readers the chance to see it for only $20 per ticket. The new production of the classic farce by playwright Michael Frayn, directed by Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Sam Strong, is a frenetic comedy …

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The permanent art installation celebrating the LGBTIQ community at New Farm’s Neighbourhood Centre is set to be repaired after recent vandalism. The artwork was created by Lismore artist Karl de Waal in 2014 to celebrate the spirit and diversity of Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community. Earlier this month, vandals removed a copper plaque that contained meaningful “words …

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Federal senators have joined forces to support a motion calling for stronger international action against the persecution of LGBTI people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The motion, put forward by Liberal Senator Dean Smith and Labor Senator Penny Wong on Thursday, welcomed the Australian Government’s repeated expressions of concern to the Kremlin about the …

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Liberal MP Warren Entsch has said he expects the Coalition party room to discuss marriage equality again “very shortly,” and all he wants is the opportunity to vote. The north Queensland MP (pictured, right) is a strong supporter of marriage equality and has repeatedly called for a free vote on the issue in parliament. Pointing …

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Nash Theatre in New Farm is bringing Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy “Lady Windemere’s Fan” to Brisbane next month. Set over a 24 hour period, Lady Windermere’s Fan is as relevant today as it was when first performed in London in 1892. Juxtaposing high society and popular culture, the four-act play explores a world full of …

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New resources created to help Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds engage in positive and respectful conversations about marriage equality were launched by federal MPs and The Equality Campaign at Parliament House today. An event hosted by the Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTI Australians introduced the resources that feature key messages and approaches to promote civil …

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Former Aussie Olympian Ji Wallace has embarked on an expedition along the historic Kokoda trail to challenge the stigma around living with HIV. Wallace, who won silver for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and publicly revealed his HIV status in 2012, partnered with the HIV Foundation Queensland last November to lead the 96-kilometre …

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Pioneering LGBTI activists Peter De Waal and the late Peter Bonsall-Boone are among the Australians to receive prestigious Order of Australia honours on the Queen’s Birthday today. Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove announced on Monday the names of the 891 Australians honoured in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list. Peter De Waal and his late …

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Players from the Queensland University of Technology Hockey Club will wear rainbow socks to promote diversity in sport when they compete this Saturday. QUT Hockey Club President Amy Ryan said the female players on the university’s top women’s team, known as the Ibis Army, would proudly don the rainbow socks during the match to support …

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