I recently received some questions about the risk of breast cancer for transgender women on HRT, so I thought I would try to present the current most up-to-date knowledge in this area. We simply don’t have enough population data to be able to give an accurate risk, but we can look at cohort data. The …

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Staunch Seventh Day Adventists Mr and Mrs John Preston Kellogg saw little need of education for their 17 children. It was the 1850’s for God’s sake! They expected the Second Coming of Christ any day now. Who needs algebra for a blissful eternity of endless days drifting on heavenly clouds playing harps? Spoiler: the anticipated …

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Stock photo man lifting weight

By Phillip Joy and Matthew Number, Dalhousie University Gay men currently receive little research attention when it comes to health issues such as eating disorders and other body image concerns. Yet expectations are high for gay men, as the western ideal masculine body is muscular and fat free. Evidence also indicates that there are unique …

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Lady Phyllis Cilento photoshopped image

In 2018 about 900 medical staff at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital signed a petition for Phyllis Cilento’s name to be removed from the institution. After a poorly run poll, the state government did remove her name, but controversy continues around the decision – though with the benefit of very few facts to inform the …

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transgender human rights

Indonesian law does not criminalise private, consenting adult same-sex acts. However, in the majority Muslim country, there is an element of societal disapproval. Also, because of the need for social harmony in the diverse country, a citizen’s duties are the priority rather than their rights. Adding even more complexity to the situation for the Indonesian …

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bianca del rio clown

QNews Magazine Editor Destiny Rogers says she can die happy after interviewing her all time favourite RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Bianca Del Rio. Bianca returns to Brisbane in February with a brand-new show after three previous sell-out tours of Australia. In It’s Jester Joke, the ‘clown in a gown’ shares tales of her world travels …

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“Gay conversion” therapy is in the news again, with concerns that the practice is again on the rise. In the past, this kind of reparative “therapy” was offered as a cure for homosexuality, but the practice fell out of favour after being condemned by the UN, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Psychological Association. …

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Australia’s only internationally ISO accredited makeup education provider and the #1 ranked makeup school in the Asia Pacific, Huxley School of Makeup on the Gold Coast, celebrated the festive season with a dragalicious Christmas pageant photo shoot exclusively for QNews Magazine. Ten Huxley students made up nine Queensland drag stars and the school’s founder, Michael …

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