LGBTIQ opinions and in-depth reads
Stock photo of man stretching on beach

The sun is shining and the beach is calling your name (we hear it, too). But before you throw your skincare routine out the window in favour of salt water and coconut oil – here are six hacks from Australian Skin Clinics to ease your skin into the hotter months. 1. Switch out heavy moisturisers …

Neighbours Magda Szubanski David and Aaron Same-sex wedding

John Taggart looks at the representation of LGBTIQ characters during the last year. Casting my eye back over 2018’s queer representation on TV, it’s pleasing to see an upward trend. On American television 8.8% of regular characters openly identified as gay, trans, or on the queer spectrum – up 2.4% from last year. In real …


By Andy Kaladelfos, UNSW; Bianca Fileborn, UNSW; Lisa Featherstone, UQ; Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University, and Yorick Smaal, Griffith University Lessons learnt from a NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community could change the way police and communities respond to complaints, and acknowledge the continued impact of past injustices. The inquiry is the …

domestic violence

Healthy relationships work best when they are built on love and mutual respect, but sometimes people can find themselves stuck in a relationship that is more about abuse and control… this is domestic violence. It can happen to anyone – including LGBTIQ people, and it doesn’t have to be your partner, it could be a …

Healthy Relationships

Abusive partners in LGBTIQ relationships often claim violent or disrespectful behaviour is normal. It is not. A healthy relationship is a healthy relationship regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion or hair colour. Unfortunately, sometimes previously healthy relationships deteriorate, and domestic and family violence enters the picture. QNews Magazine asked Krissi and Louise (pictured) …

Goodlife personal trainer Andrew Beresford

I don’t mean to alarm you here. But according to Nutrition Australia, the average weight gain for Australians over the festive season is between 0.08kg and 1.5kg. So before we start loosening that belt buckle for the looming Christmas and New Year celebrations, here’s a few tips to keep you in shape. Feel less guilty …

Active Pride brand

We’re two brothers: Matt and Mitch; one queer, one ally. Growing up in Queensland and both of us being big sport fans, we have a soft spot for all games but rugby is our greatest love. We were raised playing it and have watched the sport turn in to a shining example of how a …

Brisbane author and mum rj miles

The first time I told an acquaintance, “My wife and I are expecting our first baby in December,” their response was, “How?” Luckily, I love talking about how babies are made, especially ours. The path we walked (due to my endometriosis) was initiated by in-vitro fertilisation – or IVF. Although many people think of this …