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Queensland LNP MP Jarrod Bleijie has been slammed on social media after complaining about a question about gender on the federal government’s myGov website. Bleijie wrote on Twitter this week, “I just phoned MyGov to change my address. After giving my personal details I was asked ‘and is it okay to identify you as a …

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Our community remembers you Rocky Malone. You were a strong Leader in our communities, a quiet achiever, a loyal friend. Thank you Rocky for your kindness, caring heart and passion. Rocky Malone showed inspirational leadership and direction in working with LGBTIQ youth at risk through her role as the General Manager at Open Doors Youth …

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The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have asked for community contributions. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year since 1962. Involved in the book’s …

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Queensland opposition leader Deb Frecklington has slammed calls to allow intersex Queenslanders an option other than male or female on their birth certificates. Last month the Queensland government announced a review into the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act, and released a discussion paper exploring how Queensland “can improve the legal recognition of …

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Brought to you by The Public Trustee As we move through life, celebrating times of excitement like marriage, moving house, or having children, it is important to give some thought to the lesser known but equally important things such as who should you appoint as Executor of your Will? The role of Executor is very …

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By The Public Trustee Of Queensland Many people are currently celebrating marriage and all of the legal responsibilities that come with it. For those who are single, or attached but not planning to wed anytime soon, it is still important that you give thought to your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. Your Will outlines …

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The “Outback Divas” are coming to south-east Queensland’s newest LGBTIQ family-friendly entertainment event. The group are based in the inner Ipswich suburb of Goodna, just west of Brisbane, and the event is the brainchild of local Trevor J Trevanion who says he wanted to bring more diverse and inclusive entertainment event to Brisbane’s western suburbs. …

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A Sunshine Coast woman with terminal cancer and her partner have been revealed as the first Australian same-sex couple to legally marry. The marriage between Jo Grant and Jill Kindt was held on December 15 and was allowed to proceed without the usual 30-day waiting period because Jo was terminally ill with a rare form …

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A large contingent of Queenslanders were among the 12,000 participants in the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade last Saturday night. Organisers said an estimated 300,000 people lined Oxford Street as the city filled with rainbows for the annual event. Brisbane LGBTIQ swim team Aqualicious’ Mardi Gras float was titled “Let’s get …

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Queensland-born singer Luke Antony will act as an ambassador for mental health and suicide prevention charity R U OK? at this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade. “I grew up in Townsville in North Queensland which is a small town, and my family is Christian, so we went to church every single Sunday,” Antony said. “I …

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