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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


QNews new transgender managing editor Destiny Rogers

An unwavering commitment to diversity will be the hallmark of Australia’s first transgender magazine editor, Destiny Rogers, who was recently appointed to oversee QNews Magazine. Destiny (pictured) began her media career in mainstream newspapers but yearned for a life more suited to her personality. She went on to strike a long and varied career in …

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Midsumma Festival 2018

Youth mental health organisation headspace has revealed alarming new data on the levels of psychological distress among young Australians. Nearly one in three (32%) young Australians aged 12 to 25 are reporting high or very high levels of psychological distress, triple the rate in 2007 (9%), according to the research. The organisation announced the data …

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Sydney homophobic graffiti bash a gay

Police are investigating after a man was caught spray-painting a homophobic message on a Sydney building, calling for violence against gay people. Laura Hunter and April Long were travelling through the inner-city Sydney suburb of Alexandria on Sunday morning when they saw the man kneeling down and spray-painting the brick wall. The pair confronted the …

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Romanian LGBTIQ groups have celebrated the failure of a constitutional referendum that would’ve banned same-sex marriage. Romanians went to the polls over the weekend for the referendum on whether the constitutional definition of marriage should be changed from a union of “spouses” to one exclusively of a man and a woman. Neither same-sex marriage nor …

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Depressed young person

A 40-year-old man has faced court over the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy he met on Grindr. According to police, Sydney man Moud Nuri and the boy met through the app on Friday, September 28. Police said the pair engaged in conversations, including the exchanging of images and personal details, and made plans …

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A US man has proposed as soon as his partner regained his hearing after having cochlear implants fitted. Louisiana man Kerry Kennedy and his now-fiancé Hayward Duresseau faced a brutal six month road to recovery after meningitis robbed Duresseau of his hearing. Hospitalised for three weeks, the man lost his sight, his hearing and he …

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Two Queensland LGBTIQ advocates and a local youth support service have scored nominations at this year’s Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognise and celebrate local individuals, groups and organisations who are working to reduce stigma and support and empower those living with mental illness. This year, an LGBTIQ-specific category has been …

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Teenage drag queen Kyle Andrews has lived in the central Queensland town of Clermont almost all his life. And the 16-year-old says he proudly walks through the tiny mining town – population 2,170 – in full drag, including fake eyelashes, heels and lots of padding. “I have a couple of outfits I wear, the look …

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QUAC BALLS OUT BINGO

Long-running fundraiser Balls OUT Bingo is celebrating its seventh birthday tonight at The Sportsman Hotel. Balls OUT Bingo is held every Friday night at Sporties, hosted by Brisbane drag queen Candy Surprise, as a major fundraiser for the Queensland AIDS Council. Books to play in tonight’s anniversary game will be on sale from 7.30pm, and the …

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Sydney residents have reportedly received homophobic letters signed “Jesus, The Messiah” that say the state’s current drought is a “curse” brought on by marriage equality. One resident, who lives less than 100 metres from Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, found the ominous note in his mailbox. “Do you know why I have dried up your state?” …

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