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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


QNews Magazine contributor John Taggart opens up about his experiences in “gay conversion” therapy and explains just why it’s so dangerous. “Homosexuality is not of the Lord,” Father D said quietly. I sat in a prayer circle, holding hands with a Catholic housemate on one side, and Father D on the other. “Help this child …

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Transgender Teenager

A new Australian study has uncovered evidence of a genetic link underpinning gender dysphoria in transgender people. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests a link between being transgender and changes in genes that process the sex hormones estrogen and androgen. For the study, scientists at Melbourne’s Hudson Institute of …

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Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw sealed her team’s historic victory in the inaugural NRLW Grand Final on Sunday with a post-match kiss with her partner Kate Daly. Brigginshaw told the Brisbane Times the moment with her partner in front of the crowd and TV audience was as much a celebration of their love as a …

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The United States has stopped issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of diplomats and staff of US-based international organizations, including the UN. The policy means unmarried partners of LGBTIQ staff at the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund must effectively now get married before December 31 or leave the country within …

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LGBT Military

By Noah Riseman, Australian Catholic University The Australian Defence Force (ADF) banned lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel from serving openly until November 1992, and there were restrictions on transgender service until September 2010. Even so, we know LGBT people have always been serving bravely in the ADF. In an ongoing research project with Macquarie University …

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Michael Kirby

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby has said Australia must not accept laws paving the way for discrimination against minority groups in the name of religious freedom, and he is concerned by the delayed release of the religious freedom review panel’s report. Kirby addressed last year’s legalisation of same-sex marriage and the current debate about …

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Gay Games Brisbane

A local campaign has been launched to bid to bring the Gay Games to Brisbane in 2026. The Gay Games have been held every four years since 1982 to provide a safe environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete with all athletes invited to take part. The event has grown to attract over 10,000 athletes in …

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Katter's Australia Party senator Fraser Anning

Katter’s Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning’s Facebook page has been reinstated after it was “unpublished” by the social media giant. On Friday, the Queensland Senator’s page and all of his posts was removed from public view on the platform, and media reports on Friday evening indicated it was in part the result of users reporting …

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Brisbane's secret history of same-sex weddings

Long before civil unions or legalised same-sex marriage became a reality in Queensland, a newspaper reported on men marrying each other in 1930’s Brisbane. According to the Arrow newspaper, “The growth of the pervert population of Brisbane, beautiful capital of Queensland, is astounding, and in the last year hundreds of these queer semi-feminine men have …

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Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall Boone, known to friends as Peter and Bon

The groundbreaking work of one of Australia’s first political organisations for gay and lesbian people, CAMP Inc, will be recognised with a special award next month. The Honour Awards is an annual fundraising benefit held in Sydney which celebrates outstanding service and achievements in New South Wales’s LGBTIQ community. CAMP Inc, otherwise known as the …

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