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QUAC BALLS OUT BINGO

Long-running fundraiser Balls OUT Bingo is celebrating its seventh birthday tonight at The Sportsman Hotel. Balls OUT Bingo is held every Friday night at Sporties, hosted by Brisbane drag queen Candy Surprise, as a major fundraiser for the Queensland AIDS Council. Books to play in tonight’s anniversary game will be on sale from 7.30pm, and the …

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The Queensland AIDS Council will receive $870,000 in state government funding in a bid to get more Queenslanders at risk of HIV to take up prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction …

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Queensland’s Health Department will close the state’s trial of HIV prevention medication PrEP 18 months earlier than planned, removing $740,000 in funding from the Queensland AIDS Council. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with …

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closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

HIV experts have welcomed the state government’s removal of AIDS as a monitored disease in Queensland, but have warned of upcoming challenges in HIV prevention and treatment. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Tuesday new regulation changes will see AIDS removed from the state’s notifiable conditions schedule, to shift the focus to ending HIV. …

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Cairns Sleazeball

Cairns will this month celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first explicitly “gay” event held in the north Queensland city. Revellers at the Cairns Sleaze Ball on August 25 are encouraged to dress up as they enjoy drag shows, costume prizes, a wax table and utilising the latest technology, “be their own DJ” at the …

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Queensland AIDS Council Pride Festival

The Queensland AIDS Council has appointed a new interim executive director after the resignation of Michael Scott last month. Rebecca Reynolds, who joins the organisation from the peak body the National LGBTI Health Alliance, will begin in the role on August 13 and will lead QuAC through until the end of the year. Her career …

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Queensland AIDS Council Pride Festival

The Queensland AIDS Council are looking for a new executive director after the resignation of Michael Scott. QuAC said in a statement that Scott had informed the council’s board that he would resigning from the role effective July 1 to pursue other opportunities. Scott has been with QuAC for eight years and has served in …

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Stonewall Medical Quentin Bryce

One of Brisbane’s flagship LGBTIQ health practices, Stonewall Medical Centre, will celebrate its new extension next weekend. Former Australian Governor-General the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will officially open the centre’s expanded premises at a special event on Sunday, June 10. The team at the centre will celebrate the opening from 10:30am, with all …

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IDAHOBIT

A number of events are planned for Cairns to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), on Thursday, May 17. “IDAHOBIT is a day to acknowledge the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTIQ people locally and around the world,” Ben Dawson from QuAC North Queensland said. “The day is also …

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The organisers of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ Australian-first “Pride House” have announced the timetable of events over the next two weeks. Modelled after a traditional “hospitality house” common at international sporting events, the Pride House will be hosted by the Surfers Paradise venue Rise Bar and Club until the Games wrap up on April 15. …

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