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The non-binary flag, a stock photo

An inclusive Brisbane event will be held this Saturday to celebrate International Non-Binary Day. The day is recognised on July 14 every year, and one of the event’s organisers Jade Mirabito said the event came about in response to transphobia and to give Brisbane’s gender diverse community and their allies a safe, inclusive place to …

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Rainbow Families NSW has announced their first weekend camp for primary school-aged children and their same-sex parents in the state. The group’s Resilience Camp will be a weekend away at Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre in New South Wales from Friday August 17 to Sunday August 19. The children’s weekend will be packed with …

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Women who sleep with women repeatedly report higher levels of satisfaction with their sex lives than women who have sex with men, according to several studies. A Public Health England survey of more than 7,000 women last month found that half of respondents aged between 25 and 34 did not enjoy their sex life. But …

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A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

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A group of activists have been slammed for disrupting the Pride in London parade on Saturday with a protest against transgender women. At the parade a group of eight protesters held up signs with anti-trans messages including “lesbian not queer” and “trans activism erases lesbians.” The group briefly lay on the ground to physically block …

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Angela Ponce will make history when she becomes the first transgender contestant to compete at the Miss Universe competition. Ms Ponce, 26, from Seville, will be representing her country at the global competition in the Philippines in December after beating 22 other contestants for the Miss Spain crown. “Bringing the name and colours of Spain …

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A new group has been launched in Tasmania to call for “overdue” law reform in the state to provide equality and dignity for transgender, intersex and gender diverse Tasmanians. The group’s formation comes as the Tasmanian government plans to remove a legal requirement that transgender partners must divorce before their gender can be officially recognised. …

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Brisbane man Gary Venamore was found murdered by persons unknown in 1968

A recent review of suspicious deaths in Sydney found that 27 of the 88 were probable gay hate crimes. Now, QNews Magazine looks back at the unsolved 1968 murder of Brisbane gay man Gary Venamore. Despite a $250,000 reward for information, this crime remains unsolved. At the age of 35, Venamore still lived at home …

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