LGBTIQ opinions and in-depth reads
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Recently, QNews Magazine revealed something of the character of Phyllis Cilento after whom the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is named. The Queensland Government are currently conducting a poll seeking feedback on whether to change that name. Social media discussion shows both those for and against the change have one point of agreement – that Phyllis …

Australian Skin Clinics

This week I had my first ever High Performance Microdermabrasion treatment, a 10-step process exclusive to Australian Skin Clinics. Not only did I come out with amazing skin but I learnt so much! I discovered that the skin is the largest organ of the body. This may seem obvious, but most of us take for …

Jay Carmichael Shastra Deo

If you’re anything like me, then there’s nothing you like more than sitting down to a good, queer book that doesn’t kill our people at the end. Unfortunately for you and me, the global publishing industry performs poorly in terms of pushing queer titles—either by ignoring our emotional responses, boxing titles into genres they don’t …

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Anal problems are very common, but people are often too embarrassed to get help and let their problems grow before finally going to the doctor. Anal itch is a good example. If you have an itch that won’t go away, it could be due to dermatitis or sensitivity to soap, or it could be a …

Priscilla Queen of the Desert tony sheldon

Twelve years after opening in Sydney, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – The Musical will roll her wheels into Brisbane for the very first time. It’s the tale of three drag queens and their bus (Priscilla), their (mis)adventures through the outback, and their interactions with Australian culture in all her vibrant, (but often aggressive and …

The Star Gold Coast

Sometimes I really need to escape, just for a night – to get away from the everyday and enjoy the finer things in life, but it can be a tricky finding somewhere not too far from home while feeling like you’ve had a relaxing escape. Ten years ago, a night away at the casino might …

Lady Cilento

In Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech to the Senate this week, he called for, among other things, a return to predominantly European migration and described gender diversity as “garbage”. Senator Derryn Hinch described the speech as “disgraceful, racist, homophobic, divisive, misogynist, spiteful [and] hateful.” But Anning’s opinions are the same as those of a woman …

Gay Games Brisbane 2026

By Ryan Storr, Western Sydney University and Caroline Symons, Victoria University The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports. The Games have grown in size and stature since their inception in San Francisco in 1982, developing …