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One of Brisbane’s flagship LGBTIQ health practices, Stonewall Medical Centre, will celebrate its new extension next weekend. Former Australian Governor-General the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will officially open the centre’s expanded premises at a special event on Sunday, June 10. The team at the centre will celebrate the opening from 10:30am, with all …

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Northern Ireland on Saturday to demand the legalisation of same-sex marriage. A march organised by advocacy group Love Equality took place in central Belfast, with the crowd chanting “Change is on the way” and “You can’t stop change”. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK …

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The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have called for community members to contribute their photos and recollections. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year …

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Perth-based electronic music producer Pogo has come under fire from fans after a vile video of him talking about his homophobic attitudes resurfaced on social media. Pogo, a.k.a Nick Bertke, became a viral star online with his remixes using samples from classic Disney films like Alice and Wonderland and Toy Story. His viral videos have …

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The Queen’s Ball is the longest continuous running LGBTIQ event in the world, now in it’s 57th year. Originating on Tambourine Mountain at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Queensland, over the decades the event has evolved to become the pinnacle event in the Brisbane LGBTIQ calendar. This year, the Queen’s Ball returns …

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called on the federal government to release the recommendations put forward by the religious freedom review headed by Philip Ruddock. The review panel’s report was handed to the government on May 18 but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the federal government will take time to review …

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Becky McCabe had her plans for her proposal to her girlfriend all figured out. She and Jessa Gillaspie visited Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee with a group of friends. McCabe asked for a friend to pretend to take a photo of the couple but capture the momentous occasion on video instead. As they posed together, …

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LGBTIQ football fans have been warned to be cautious about “publicly displaying their sexuality” at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, as activists report threats of anti-gay violence at the event. Joe White, the head of Pride in Football, a UK-based alliance of LGBTIQ football fan groups, told the Mirror the group had been …

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Antarctica is set to celebrate its first ever gay pride event. Evan Townsend and Shawn Waldron are among the group of 10 employees stationed at United States’ Antarctic research centre McMurdo Station who will organise the pride celebration in June. Townsend told NewNowNext he “found a group pretty immediately” upon arriving at McMurdo Station, located …

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Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service has launched a new alcohol and other drug support program to assist LGBTIQ Brotherboy and Sistergirl young people. Open Doors Acting General Manager Chris Pickard said the much-needed program “aims to provide better social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQAP+ Brotherboy and Sistergirl youth.” “Open Doors Youth Service had the …

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