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Just.Equal Australia


Despite Australia achieving marriage equality in 2017, much more work is required to protect and advance the human rights and well-being of LGBTIQA+ Australians. It is essential, for example, that conversion practices and unnecessary intersex medical interventions are banned, that trans and gender diverse people are recognised and included, that faith-based schools and services can no longer discriminate and that other unjust laws and policies are reformed.

But, right now, LGBTIQA+ Australians are facing a backlash to achieving marriage equality; a push to erode existing anti-discrimination protections, attacks on trans and gender diverse communities, and weak to non-existent government LGBTIQA+ support services, education programs and health funding.

Just.Equal Australia believes that a clear majority of Australians support true LGBTIQA+ equality, but this is not always reflected in our state, territory and federal parliaments which often need to be encouraged to do better.

Just.Equal Australia aims to inspire, engage and mobilise Australians in the ongoing struggle to ensure dignity, respect and equality for LGBTIQA+ people, their families and communities. To reach our goals we will always campaign for new and innovative solutions to discrimination, that challenges old myths and prejudices, and that puts the LGBTIQA+ community first.

Please JOIN US and become an ally for equality.


Ivan Hinton-Teoh OAM, President

Cody Smith, Vice President

Dr Ange Dwyer, Secretary

Brian Greig OAM, Treasurer

Dr Charlie Burton, Committee Member

Rodney Croome AM, Committee Member

Dr Sharon Dane, Committee Member

Bill Rutkin OAM, Committee Member

Daniel Comensoli, Advisor

Sharon Faulkner, Advisor

Sally Goldner AM, Advisor

Alastair Lawrie, Advisor

QNews Magazine

QNews is a Queensland-based media organisation covering the latest in local and national LGBTIQ current affairs, community issues, entertainment and more.

A new print edition of QNews is released monthly, every second Friday, and new content is published on our website daily.

QNews is proudly Australia’s largest source of information for the LGBTIQ community. We provide news, views, covering arts, entertainment, politics, health, travel, events and much more.

Our mission is to inspire readers by making a positive impact in their lives through telling the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community’s stories.

QNews encourages and enables people to improve relationships and engage with each other, wherever they are in businesses, schools, with their families, or in their neighbourhoods.

QNews was first launched in December 2000 and was originally printed as a tabloid newspaper after the demise of LGBTIQ publication Brother Sister in November 2000.

The first issue of QNews hit the streets on December 15 that year.

Almost two decades later, QNews is distributed to more than 500 locations including cafes, nightlife venues, hotels, bookstores, arts venues, education centres, libraries and more right across Queensland, as well as Northern NSW and the Northern Territory.

To find out where you can find a printed copy of QNews, visit our Distribution page here.

We also offer businesses the ability to reach our community via Q Directory, a second popular website for LGBTIQ people seeking LGBTIQ-welcoming businesses. Visit Q Directory here.