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By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s largest annual celebration of LGBT+ people and one of Australia’s biggest single tourist attractions. An estimated 300,000 people turned out for the 2018 parade in March, highlighting just how mainstream LGBT+ culture has become here. And only four months …

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When you think you need to call a plumber how instinctive is it to think you’ll be calling on a man? Short shorts and tool belt in tow ready to get in and do the dirty work on your kitchen sink or bathroom, it’s generally our first thought when it comes to plumbing services. But …

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By Carmen Pace, Ken Pang & Michelle Tollit Today the first guidelines specific to the health-care needs of transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents have been released in the Medical Journal of Australia. Gender identity is a person’s innermost sense of who they are – male, female, a blend of both or neither. Most …

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Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identity with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have a poorly televised lifestyle that rarely gets talked …

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If you’re looking for a personalised, one-of-a-kind sculpture or feature for your home, Brisbane-based company Laws Laser can help. Laws Laser specialise in the design, laser cutting and etching of a range of different materials to create customised garden art, sculptures, stencils, signs or interior and exterior privacy screens for clients, made from a wide …

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Probably the biggest news to dominate the HIV landscape last year was the acceptance by the scientific community and HIV health professionals that U=U – undetectable equals untransmittable. The message is that a person with HIV who is on treatment and is undetectable cannot pass on the virus to their sexual partner. To be undetectable …

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By Dr Andy Stamatiou Most women plan to have a child at some stage in their lives. For lesbian women, this is no different. Thankfully, science, through intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination), has allowed the process to be more accessible and safe. Donor sperm may be sourced from a known donor or an anonymous donor. This …

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Tenterfield might be best known for its shining star, Peter Allen, who put this town on the map. But during the inaugural Peter Allen Festival this September, there’ll be plenty to see and do while you’re in the region – a lot more than you would have thought. While you’re in town and taking a …

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The unstoppable Cher is returning to Australia this September for her first Queensland show in more than a decade. The gay icon helped revellers celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary but her upcoming Brisbane concert will be her first since her “Living Proof” farewell tour in 2005. On her Here We Go Again tour, fans …

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If you’re a gay couple and have made the decision to start a family but aren’t sure where to begin, Brisbane fertility speciality Dr Andy Stamatiou has the answers. Dr Stamatiou, from LGBTIQ-friendly fertility practice Genesis Women’s Health, shares the important steps you require to start your family-building journey. There are three key elements you …

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