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It’s after five in the QNews office and two of our longterm tradesman advertisers have dropped in. Jack Blair-Swannell (pictured above), a landscaper in his 20s, has the face of a cherub and a ready larrikin laugh. Marc Hansford, an electrician better known as Sparky Marc, is softer spoken, but quietly his own man. Tony …

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“Won’t someone think of the children?” cried the far right during the recent plebiscite, where the nation was invited to vote on the validity of our families. One of the biggest cannons aimed against marriage equality was the idea that our relationships — and conception! — couldn’t be discussed with children. I can’t speak for …

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Generally, registered marriage celebrants and registered civil celebrants are one and the same. However, most celebrants refer to themselves as a ‘marriage’ celebrant as opposed to a ‘civil’ celebrant. This is where people can become confused. Civil marriage ceremonies are the only civil ceremonies in Australia that require celebrants to be registered by the Commonwealth …

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I’m finally over the jetlag and have caught up (mostly) with clinical duties, so here is my brief summary of the key messages from the Boston HIV conference I attended.  There’s a lot to cover, so I will focus on the most important and interesting areas. New Drugs for HIV Treatment The new single tablet …

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Imogen, a transwoman in her early 30s, came to me for help with what she called her “social awkwardness”. At first, she was easily irritable with me because “everyone I’ve talked to about my problem keeps telling me it’s social anxiety.” She expected that I would do the same. “I’m not anxious around people and …

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By Edwina Wright, Monash University On Sunday, April 1, Australia joined only a handful of other countries in the world whose governments have made HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) readily available to populations at risk of HIV infection. This step forward takes Australia much closer to achieving its pledge, made in 2014, to end new HIV …

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Back in 2017, when the majority of Australians were hoping a ‘yes’ vote would bring marriage equality to Australia, Brisbane-based publishing company Paddington Publications was busy compiling the first online edition of their newest title Same Same Weddings Magazine. Publisher Kerrie Gowenlock said, “We decided to publish Australia’s first same sex wedding magazine to showcase …

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By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Last year, 61.6% of Australians voted in favour of marriage equality, leading to the passage of legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry. In response to religious concerns and as a concession to ensure marriage equality would pass through parliament, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced in November that …

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