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Gay Games Brisbane

By Ryan Storr, Western Sydney University and Caroline Symons, Victoria University The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports. The Games have grown in size and stature since their inception in San Francisco in 1982, developing …

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Slain Ugandan LGBTIQ activist David Kato

After reports that Australia has accepted 50 primarily Ugandan LGBTIQ refugees from Kenya under the Refugee Visa (subclass 200) for people fleeing persecution in their home country, QNews Magazine looks at how Uganda came to be such a dangerous country for its LGBTIQ community. Ugandan law criminalises both male and female homosexuality with males risking …

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Condoms

By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University How children are taught about sex, relationships and sexuality at school is shaping up to be a political hot potato in Australia (again). It’s already been slated to be an issue in the Victorian state elections later this year. That’s just a short time from being on the agenda …

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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell has been a regular face on Australian TV screens since the 1990s. His career has taken him from soap opera, to game show hosting, TV dramas and now his current career in music. As he prepares for the release of his second studio album he sat down with Michael James to chat about …

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Dr Andy Stamatiou Brisbane Fertility

Dr Andy Stamatiou Well-known Brisbane fertility specialist, working primarily in IVF and fertility care, gynaecology and obstetrics. He has over 20 years experience as a doctor, and is proud to have helped a number of local same-sex couples become parents. What are some of the factors that make him a good doctor, especially in the …

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Transgender Teenager

For transgender people, access to hormones and surgery is vital. Traditionally this has often been a long and difficult path, beginning with their first disclosure to a doctor or therapist. This is often followed by many months or years of psychiatric assessment and counselling before they are finally allowed to start hormones and eventually have …

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Chip Hedges

Brisbane man Chip Hedges opens up to us about his health battle in The Cancer Diaries, the first in a six-part series published by QNews Magazine reflecting on a life well-lived in the face of cancer. Five o’clock. My clock is Steady Eddie. No tick-tock. I leave that to the intravenous pump I’m tied to. …

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LOWER BACK PAIN

Have you been suffering from short-term lower back pain or long-term lower back pain? Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints which affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Lower back pain is a common contributor to taking time off work. For many, the back pain …

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A man clutches his stomach in pain and discomfort in this stock photo

No matter what time of year, there are always unpleasant tummy bugs doing the rounds, causing stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhoea. There are a few different bugs that can cause this. If you’ve been around a few other people who have had the same illness, especially if it came with fevers and headaches, you’ve probably …

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Brisbane festival

Brisbane’s King Street in Bowen Hills will transform into a giant garden street party on September 8 when Brisbane Festival hosts the weddings of eight same-sex couples. Radiating rainbows in the electorate that polled the highest ‘yes’ vote in Queensland in last year’s marriage equality survey, the Qweens on King wedding event will see the …

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