The petition urges the Queensland government to guarantee program funding like in Victoria and the ACT.
While the rest of Australia excelled during the early response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, one state government dragged its LGBTI citizens down during their greatest hour of need. David Alexander speaks to three key figures involved in the fight against homophobia and discrimination during the time of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen government.
The historic moment saw the Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 passed easily with 64 MPs voting in favour and 22 against.
David Alexander speaks to one of Brisbane’s LGBTI liaison police officers about his time marching in this year’s historic Brisbane Pride Festival, being an openly gay officer in the Queensland Police and the work being done by its LGBTI Liaison Program.
Lockyer state Coalition MP Ian Rickuss has been criticised for calling a government MP and others “drag queens” during debate over a bill in Queensland Parliament on Wednesday.
For the past two weeks, Cairns was home to the biggest 11-day show of LGBTI pride in far north Queensland’s history as Tropical Mardi Gras came to town.
Brisbane Pride Festival celebrated one hell of a 25th birthday party over the weekend. It witnessed several firsts, including the highest level of political representation and support ever, the involvement of uniformed emergency service officers, record crowd numbers, and a surprise appearance from Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Continuing to mark a year of milestones, the Brisbane Pride Festival rally and march will be opened and led by the state’s Deputy Premier and Brisbane Lord Mayor for the first time in its 25-year history.
Queensland AIDS Council will start offering assistance to people interested in undertaking PrEP through its Clinic 30 sexual health service, along with providing access to PEP medications.