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Queensland


Diverse voices

Volunteers are the backbone of the Queensland LGBTIQ community. The volunteers at Diverse Voices have provided confidential peer-based counselling in Queensland since 1984, and the team had their tireless efforts honoured at a recent appreciation dinner, writes Gai Lemon. It is a wonderful thing to know that you can count on some people to go …

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Queensland doctors have launched a survey in a bid to uncover the extent of dangerous “gay conversion” therapies still going in the state. Dr Fiona Bisshop from Fortitude Valley’s Holdsworth House and and Gold Coast sexual health specialist Dr Stuart Aitken set up their Gender & Sexuality Conversion Therapy Survey to gather people’s current experiences …

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Katter Fear Gender Neutral language

A bill by Queensland MP Rob Katter to “pre-emptively” protect people from persecution for using gendered language would put transgender and gender diverse Queenslanders at risk of discrimination, a parliamentary committee has been told. Rob Katter, who is the son of federal MP Bob Katter, introduced the private member’s bill earlier this year in a …

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The Queensland AIDS Council has announced the appointment of Rebecca Reynolds as their new Chief Executive Officer. Reynolds (pictured, second from left) was appointed Interim Executive Director of QuAC in August, and joined the organisation from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, the peak body in Australia for organisations and individuals working to improve health outcomes …

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Lady Phyllis Cilento

A new poll has found 52 per cent of Queenslanders are opposed to the Queensland Government renaming the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital to Queensland Children’s Hospital. In September, Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles announced that 62% of the 38,000 respondents to his government’s online poll had voted in favour of changing the name of the …

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Queensland police have urged users of dating and hookup apps to be mindful of their personal safety after the alleged assault of a Grindr user in Brisbane. Late last month, the 35-year-old Brisbane man was allegedly assaulted and robbed after meeting up with someone he’d interacted with on gay hookup app Grindr. When the pair …

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Local LGBTIQ community members are mourning the death of Queensland man Jarad Higgins, who passed away on October 19 at age 28. “Jarad was a young man that had an enormous impact on so very many, making the world a better place with his ability to connect and relate to many despite his own struggles …

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Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

Just a few weeks ahead of the 12-month anniversary of the “yes” vote, Queensland has reached the milestone of 1000 registered same-sex marriages. Marriage equality legislation was passed on December 8 last year but couples had to wait a further 30 days before being able to tie the knot. Since then, there has been an …

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Gracie Graham Relph

The death of much-loved Brisbane and Sunshine Coast gay identity Graham Relph, widely known as Gracie, has seen an outpouring of grief from family, friends and the LGBTIQ community. The joy Gracie (pictured above, left) brought to people during his life is evidenced by the anguish expressed by people from every stage of his life. …

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