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Queensland cafe allegedly told lesbian couple to leave and “never come back”

Queensland cafe allegedly told lesbian couple to leave and “never come back”

A Queensland cafe is facing a wave of criticism after allegations that they told an interracial same-sex couple to leave the venue and “never come back”. Queensland-based publication QNews have reported on the incident that occurred last weekend. The two women have shared their experience of alleged discrimination at the Poet’s Cafe in the small Sunshine […]

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Lesbian Visibility Day: It’s time for respect

Lesbian Visibility Day: It’s time for respect

Since 2008, Lesbian Visibility Day has fallen on April 26 to celebrate the L in LGBTIQ+ and have lesbian voices be heard in our ever expanding community. To mark Lesbian Visibility Day, rural Queensland resident Jane Zerbst shares her experience with OUTinPerth as a lesbian who refuses to be invisible in a place that tells […]

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Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland has become the third state to remove the requirement for transgender and gender diverse people to divorce their spouse to have their gender legally affirmed. The north-eastern state will join Victoria and New South Wales whose parliaments have also made the adjustments since Canberra voted to amend the Marriage Act last year. Just four […]

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Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie enraged after being asked about his gender

Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie enraged after being asked about his gender

Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie has posted to social media that he was upset after being asked what gender he would prefer to be addressed as. “I just phoned MyGov to change my address,” Bleijie posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “After giving my personal details I was asked ‘and is it okay to identify you as a […]

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Shocking homophobic note left for Brisbane couple

Shocking homophobic note left for Brisbane couple

Queensland police are investigating an incident where a Brisbane couple were left a shocking homophobic note in their letterbox and had their car’s tyre slashed. The ABC has reported that the lesbian couple discovered the note in their letterbox last week, at the same time they realised their car had also been vandalised. “Lesbianism is […]

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Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men who were convicted of homosexual offences in Queensland, prior to the laws being changed in the 1990’s, will be able to have their convictions removed under new legislation passed by the state’s government. Queensland follows New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in passing a law that acknowledges that the actions of previous […]

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New organisation for gay people opposed to marriage equality

New organisation for gay people opposed to marriage equality

  A new student organisation called ‘Our Voice, Our Vote‘ claims to represent tens of thousands of gay people who are opposed to marriage equality. The Queensland based organisation held a demonstration at Queensland University on Monday and were jeered by other students who support changing the marriage laws. A video posted to the group’s […]

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Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was against aboriginal people getting HIV treatment

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was against aboriginal people getting HIV treatment

Former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was opposed to aboriginal people having access to HIV testing and treatment, telling then Health Minister Mike Ahern that aboriginal people deserved to die of AIDS related illnesses. Ahern, who went on to become Premier after Bjelke-Petersen stepped down in 1987, made the startling claims in an interview with […]

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Queensland man encourages everyone in his suburb to vote YES

Dedicated marriage equality activist Dylan Carmichael has not wasted any time getting people in his suburb to participate in the upcoming postal survey. Carmichael researched how many residences were in his Brisbane suburb of Geebung via the census data and discovered that there were 1829 homes. He printed up 2000 flyers encouraging people to check […]

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Andrew Laming describes the postal plebiscite as a Hydra

Andrew Laming describes the postal plebiscite as a Hydra

Coalition MP Andrew Laming has compared the government’s roll out of a postal plebiscite to a Hydra. Speaking on SKY News’ To The Point, the Queensland MP said while the senate had knocked back the compulsory attendance plebiscite, the government had been able to progress their postal plebiscite plan. The Queensland MP said it was like […]

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