Mon, 2012-05-14 14:43We are all familiar with the old saying 'What goes around, comes around', but the story of one particular long case clock is a little different and recently had everyone at Teneriffe's Commercial Road Antiques smiling with joy and surprise.
Twenty-four years ago, prominent Brisbane hotelier, Mr Neil McLucas, sent a collection of memorabilia to auction, including his much loved long case clock....Read more
Fri, 2012-05-11 15:16Recently a young man I know died. He died of overwhelming complications during chemotherapy for a rare cancer, a type of cancer that came to prominence early on in the AIDS epidemic, but which we don’t see too often any more, thanks to improved treatments for HIV.Yes, he was HIV positive, diagnosed only a few months beforehand, and at the time of diagnosis his T cell count was zero. ...Read more
Wed, 2012-05-09 13:57The windy wisp of winter has snuck up on us early and the temptation to hibernate is strong! If personal motivation is not your strong suit.....enter the world of personal training. Oh I hear the groans already, and yes I confess I am a bit of a sceptic about this foray, but please work with me here.... What is Personal Training? (PT)PT is meant to be exactly that - one-on-one instruction...Read more
Fri, 2012-05-04 09:50Queeriosity 2012; where to start? Firstly, for all of you who may have been a little out of the loop lately, Queeriosity is the LGBTIQ youth festival run by Open Doors Youth Service Inc during Brisbane Youth Week. In past years, we’ve run Queeriosity as an event to inform the wider community about what Open Doors is, the services we offer, while also providing entertainment for the young people...Read more
Tue, 2012-05-01 10:00There are so many amazing LGBT identities around the world who have been proud to fly the rainbow flag. Around the World in Eighty Gays aims to highlight some of our all time most notable brothers and sisters from home and abroad. Some are famous others are not so well known. Today we bring you:
Name: Paul O’Grady
Born: 14th July 1960 in Ryde, NSW, Australia
In a nutshell: The...Read more
Fri, 2012-04-27 10:00It’s been a sizzling end of season South of the Border, with all manner of carry on. We saw a foolish man and a truck hightail it out of Lismore, taking his homophobic traveling circus with him, after a glitterbombing and a tongue lashing from Lismore’s finest! Regional queers know how to fight the good fight – with style!
Tropical Fruits’ Dragon Party was smoking hot over the Easter break....Read more
Tue, 2012-04-24 08:41People often come to me complaining of stress in their life. Stress from the workplace, from difficult bosses/colleagues, stress from relationship or family difficulties, stress around study demands, stress due to ill-health, stress from a mixture of all of the above. Let’s face it, modern life is stressful, and thanks to smart phones and computers, it seems we can never truly get...Read more
Fri, 2012-06-01 10:46'Getting on with Business' is certainly one of the things that the Gold Coast does well and now the Coast's LGBT business community have the opportunity for regular networking with the establishment of the Gold Coast Gay & Lesbian Business Network. Over 20 people have already registered their interest.
The establishment of the group comes after Brisbane's GLBN has experienced enormous growth...Read more
Fri, 2012-04-20 11:26The saying goes ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’ and while this rings true we just discovered that Sportsman Hotel isn’t too far off, offering up one of (if not THE) cheapest lunch menu in Brisbane’s CBD area.
Three blocks from central station on Leichhardt Street, Sportsman Hotel are launching their new Lunch Menu on Monday (23/04/2012) offering a wide variety of old favourites and...Read more
Tue, 2012-04-10 15:29As the months start to cool down, there are some great outdoor sports that keep you out and about and can be played in the fresh evening air. Although it messes with my policy of issuing White Pant Fines, tennis has a strong tradition of being played with champagne between sets so I tend to a little more forgiving. Nowadays it is played with gusto and grunts by a whole range of men and women keen...Read more