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By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s largest annual celebration of LGBT+ people and one of Australia’s biggest single tourist attractions. An estimated 300,000 people turned out for the 2018 parade in March, highlighting just how mainstream LGBT+ culture has become here. And only four months …

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female plumbers tradettes

Meet The Tradettes When you think you need a plumber how instinctive is it to think you’ll be calling on a man or a female plumber Short shorts and tool belt in tow ready to get in and do the dirty work on your kitchen sink or bathroom, it’s generally our first thought when it …

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Trans fair day celebrate diversity

Transgender and gender diverse youth By Carmen Pace, Ken Pang & Michelle Tollit Today the first guidelines specific to the health-care needs of transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents youth have been released in the Medical Journal of Australia. Gender identity is a person’s innermost sense of who they are – male, female, a …

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pansexual racism queerphobia

Growing Up As A Queer Person Of Colour Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identify with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have …

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Laws Laser

Laws Laser If you’re looking for a personalised, one-of-a-kind sculpture or feature for your home, Brisbane-based company Laws Laser can help. Laws Laser specialise in the design, laser cutting and etching of a range of different materials to create customised garden art, sculptures, stencils, signs or interior and exterior privacy screens for clients, made from …

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U equals U

Probably the biggest news to dominate the HIV landscape last year was the acceptance by the scientific community and HIV health professionals that U=U – undetectable equals un-transmittable. The message is that a person with HIV who is on treatment and is undetectable cannot pass on the virus to their sexual partner. To be undetectable …

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Lesbian women becoming a parent Dr Andy Stamatiou

By Dr Andy Stamatiou Most women plan to have a child at some stage in their lives. For lesbian women, this is no different. Thankfully, science, through intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination), has allowed the process to be more accessible and safe. Donor sperm may be sourced from a known donor or an anonymous donor. This …

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Peter Allen festival

Tenterfield might be best known for its shining star, Peter Allen, who put this town on the map. But during the inaugural Peter Allen Festival this September, there’ll be plenty to see and do while you’re in the region – a lot more than you would have thought. While you’re in town and taking a …

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