“In 2017, there were 12 new cases of AIDS reported in Queensland. Compared to the late 80s and early 90s, where there were hundreds of AIDS cases notified each year, this is a significant achievement.”
“We are taking this action against people who think ‘it’s ok to say no’ means it’s ok to say ‘burn the faggots’ or ‘Hitler had the right idea about homosexuals, burn them’.”
“The Spicers story began out of a passion to share Queensland’s high country.”
“At times there is nothing I love about Brisbane Pride. But these seem to precisely be the times when someone will say ‘thank you’, or ‘you don’t know this but you saved my friend’s life'”
“The purple shoelaces are simply to encourage people – including our police – to think about walking in someone else’s shoes for the day.”
HIV cannot be transmitted via spit.
van Gend has come under investigation for “discriminatory conduct” after sharing two of Australian Conservatives candidate Lyle Shelton’s anti-trans tweets.
The 29th Brisbane Pride Festival launches on September 8 with a massive, free street party, which will also see a group of queer couples get married or renew their vows on stage.
There are now concerns that most people convicted won’t be able to clear their names under the current legislation.