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Feb24

R U OK? floats its message in this year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

POSTED ON // Friday, 24 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

R U OK? floats its message in this year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Suicide prevention and mental health will be highly visible at this year’s Mardi Gras Parade as R U OK? launches its first float.

Dec15

It's supported by US vice pres-elect Mike Pence - check out this History of Gay Conversion Therapy

POSTED ON // Thursday, 15 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

It's supported by US vice pres-elect Mike Pence - check out this History of Gay Conversion Therapy

It’s known that US Vice President-Elect Mike Pence is a supporter of gay conversion therapy, whose goal is to alter gay people’s sexuality so they become straight.

Dec12

Brisbane's community rallies to bring Christmas cheer to LGBTI seniors

POSTED ON // Monday, 12 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Brisbane's community rallies to bring Christmas cheer to LGBTI seniors

Brisbane’s leather, uniform, denim, fetish and kink club BootCo donated $810 towards Christmas hampers for LGBTI seniors today. 

Oct28

COAG holds domestic violence summit in Brisbane this weekend

POSTED ON // Friday, 28 October 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

COAG holds domestic violence summit in Brisbane this weekend

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is meeting in Brisbane this weekend to discuss the issue of domestic violence.

Oct14

Johns Hopkins to provide gender assignment surgery

POSTED ON // Friday, 14 October 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Johns Hopkins to provide gender assignment surgery

American private research university Johns Hopkins has confirmed it will be begin providing gender assignment surgery, following claims by two of its academic staff that there is little evidence that people are born trans.

Oct10

Public Health Association speaks out against marriage plebiscite

POSTED ON // Monday, 10 October 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Public Health Association speaks out against marriage plebiscite

World Mental Health Day is held October 10 to raise awareness of mental health globally.

Sep08

Brisbane GP says we should ‘Make Love Infectious’

POSTED ON // Thursday, 08 September 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Brisbane GP says we should ‘Make Love Infectious’

Brisbane LGBT community activist and GP Dr Wendell Rosevear OAM spoke at the TEDxUQ conference recently, his topic ‘Make Love Contagious’.

Aug20

CDC report on American LGB high schoolers a first

POSTED ON // Saturday, 20 August 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

CDC report on American LGB high schoolers a first

A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report published this week was the first nationally representative study to ask American high school students about their sexuality. 

Aug12

LGBT YouTubers join NHS to talk about health

POSTED ON // Friday, 12 August 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

LGBT YouTubers join NHS to talk about health

The UK’s National Health Service has enlisted the help of YouTube celebrities to promote better health for young people. 

Aug05

Sigmund Freud’s lesbian daughter and the failure of conversion therapy

POSTED ON // Friday, 05 August 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Sigmund Freud’s lesbian daughter and the failure of conversion therapy

Would Sigmund Freud – the father of psychoanalysis – have approved of gay conversion therapy? That’s the question asked by author Rebecca Coffey, who has written a book about Freud’s daughter, Anna.

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