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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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The Australian Water Polo League’s annual Pride Cup event will return to Brisbane next month. The Pride Cup was first held in Melbourne two years ago to promote inclusion and diversity in national water polo, and last year was hosted by our local LGBTI-inclusive team the Brisbane Tritons for the first time. Local team the …

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Brisbane GP Dr Fiona Bisshop has called for Queensland health professionals to receive better training in transgender health care. Dr Bisshop (pictured), who specialises in trans medicine and contributes to QNews, said Queensland doctors often feel they don’t have enough knowledge to treat trans patients and it was putting the patients’ lives at risk. She …

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) scrapped gender on all Queensland licences after complaints from the LGBTI community. TMR stopped recording people’s gender and height for all new and renewed licences in October 2016. It said the changes were necessary to make driver’s and marine licences compliant with new anti-discrimination laws. However, an …

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State and territory Premiers have been urged to take action to scrap Australia’s cruel “forced transgender divorce” laws as soon as possible. In all states and territories except South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update …

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