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The Block‘s casting director, proud transgender man Lucky Price, wants more Australians of diverse backgrounds on the reality TV show. Price is searching for cast members for the next season of the Nine Network renovation program in 2022. “It’s something that has been at the forefront of my mind with all the casting I do, …

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Actress Cassandra Peterson – better known as US horror star Elvira, Mistress of the Dark – has come out of the coffin and revealed she’s been in a relationship with a woman for 19 years. Peterson has opened up about her partner Teresa “T” Wierson in her new memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira. In the book, …

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The Brisbane River will explode with colour on Saturday night (September 25) when the dazzling Riverfire marks the end of the three weeks of the 2021 Brisbane Festival. And organisers have revealed where the COVID-safe celebrations in the city this weekend are and how they will work. Revellers will line all the vantage points along …

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Queer viewers of Netflix’s teen comedy-drama Sex Education have applauded the show for featuring an important HIV lesson. Sex Education‘s third season arrived on the streaming service this week. The series follows a group of students at a British high school, including Otis, the son of a sex therapist. In episode four of the latest …

Jack Vidgen Song Goodbye

Jack Vidgen, star of Australia’s Got Talent, has shared his story of addiction through this new song, Goodbye. This is the third single released by Jack this year as he continues to open up about his personal struggles through music. Goodbye tells a deeply personal story for Jack Vidgen At first listen it’s easy to …

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Drag Queen Max Harwood

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the latest queer film that will melt your heart. Based on a true story Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells of an aspiring 16-year-old drag queen, Jamie New. Originally told in a documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, the story was later adapted for the stage. After travelling the world on …

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Actor Leslie Jordan has shared a topless “stud muffin” throwback photo from 1980, and the thirst is very real. Last weekend, the 66-year-old actor posted the 40-year-old snap of his younger self, complete with furry torso and thick moustache, leaning against a blue convertible. “I just called 1980 and told it I wanted my 6-pack …

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New documentary Hating Peter Tatchell, chronicling the titular LGBTIQ+ activist’s 54 years of fearless human rights campaigning, comes to streaming on Netflix in Australia this week. The doco is by Aussie filmmaker Christopher Amos and executive produced by Elton John and David Furnish. It explores both the motivations and consequences of Peter’s provocative campaigning. Born …

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RuPaul has set a record for most Emmy wins for a Black artist with 11 statues in total, after another win for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Drag Race, which Ru executive produces, won the outstanding competition program honor at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Monday (Australian time). Ru is now the most-awarded person of color in …

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Former Canada’s Drag Race judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman has opened up about his negative experience on the show and the “shocking” racist abuse he received from fans. The actor served as a judge in the first season of the Canadian spin-off. However he departed before season two amid a vicious backlash from fans after his comments …

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Pop superstar Dua Lipa is bringing her Future Nostalgia tour to Australia late next year and we’re levitating. The British pop superstar will be bringing her 2020 mega-hit album to arena stages across the country late next year. Dua’s Australian tour kicks off in Brisbane on November 5, 2022 before heading to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide …

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Lil Nas X released his debut album MONTERO yesterday along with the video for his latest guaranteed megahit ‘That’s What I Want’. Continuing to defy convention by blatantly centring his sexuality, Lil Nas X goes Brokeback in the NSFW vid. Scroll down for ‘That’s What I Want’ The vid kicks off with Lil Nas X …

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Five-time ARIA winner Katie Noonan will headline Brisbane Pride Fair Day on Saturday 2 October. Brisbane Pride Entertainment Director Harry K said the legendary singer will head an entertainment line-up spread over three stages. Brisbane Pride Fair Day takes place in New Farm Park following the Pride Rally and March. The rally begins at 10 …

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Wanda D’parke, QNews Ass-trologer to the Stars, heads home in October with her new show Once, Twice, Three Times a Diva. We caught with The Girl from Biloela before she returns to her roots and a special place in the heart — the Bilo KFC. Destiny: When did you leave Biloela? Wanda D’parke: 1982. My …


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Turtle Cove private beach clothing optional beach

Tucked away in Far North Queensland, equal distance from Cairns and Port Douglas lies Turtle Cove, the famed LGBTIQA+ tropical resort with its own private clothing-optional beach. Plus coming up on 16 October, Turtle Cove celebrates its very own Pride Festival (details at bottom of the article). Let’s face it, getting away for a holiday …

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Pride WA has said they won’t allow Western Australian businesses that fail to support their LGBTIQ employees to sponsor their Pride events, in a new policy tackling “queerwashing”. The group’s leaders made the “bold and risky” declaration this week in an open letter to businesses ahead of their upcoming November festival. They write, “The war …

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A cross-party group of New South Wales MPs have called on the state Education Minister to reject anti-transgender education legislation from One Nation’s Mark Latham. Mark Latham (above left) introduced the draft Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill last year, causing outrage. Latham wants New South Wales to ban any “promotion” of diverse gender identities …

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A new gay bar has opened on Queensland’s Gold Coast to give the region’s “disconnected” LGBTIQ+ community a much-needed place to meet. Owner Dan Duncan celebrated the opening of the new Chameleon Lounge Bar in Broadbeach last week. He hopes it becomes a meeting place for the “scattered” community to feel safe and included, after …

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The Victorian Liberal Opposition quietly promised the Australian Christian Lobby and others it would amend the state’s ban on LGBT “conversion therapy” if it won the next state election. Then-opposition leader Michael O’Brien (pictured above left) committed to change parts of the laws if he won the November 2022 election, The Age reported. Two weeks …

Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton QPAC

Trent Dalton’s hit book Boy Swallows Universe has launched at QPAC with a bang.  The best-selling book has undertaken its transformation as part of the Brisbane Festival. Loud, vibrant, full of laugh out loud scenes and moving moments the stage adaptation is everything it needed to be, and then some. Boy Swallows Universe cast make …

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Sadly, people in our communities sometimes experience a mental health crisis or even end their own lives. How do you recognise when someone is struggling, and what can you do to help? People often avoid bringing up concerns to their friends, fearing they might make things worse. Unsure what to do, they try to distract. …

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A North Queensland surgeon today faced court charged with ‘observing or recording in breach of privacy (genital or anal region)’. The Townsville man was also charged with distributing prohibited visual recordings. The doctor claims he took the pics because of the patient’s penis tattoo. Dr Jason Patel allegedly took and shared the pics during the …

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Openly gay Swedish priest, Lars Gårdfeldt, declared Wednesday he would stop marrying heterosexual couples. The gay priest from a parish in Gothenburg made the declaration ahead of a church election on Sunday. Although the Church of Sweden has allowed same-sex marriages since 2009, it allows priests with conscientious objections to refuse to perform a marriage. …

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The Victorian government plans to ban religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Victoria’s Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes said the planned reforms will close a “hurtful gap” in the state’s current anti-discrimination laws. The laws currently allow religious organisations and schools to sack or refuse to …

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A baby’s gender reveal party didn’t impress Queensland Police as officers search for a Logan driver behind a “dangerous” baby blue burnout. Footage shows the red Holden Commodore VP doing the burnout, with blue smoke pouring from the car’s tyres. The driver did the “gender reveal” burnout across two residential streets in Marsden in Logan, …

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We asked an expert — jab or job? Can Australian employers insist on workers receiving a COVID-19 vaccination? The answer — so far — in most cases, no. Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously described jab or job as a decision for individual businesses. “Decisions to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees will be a matter for …

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Brisbane-born tennis champ Sam Stosur has won another title at the US Open, exactly 10 years after famously beating Serena Williams in the 2011 US Open singles. Australian Sam Stosur and China’s Zhang Shuai were named the 2021 women’s doubles champion at the US Open on Sunday, US time. The pair beat teenage opponents Coco …

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A man who shot his male lover with a bolt gun during a casual hookup turned terrifying attack in regional New South Wales has been jailed for nine years. Wrists bound, blindfolded and wearing only a dog collar, the 68-year-old victim was shot in the neck with the cattle gun by attacker Stephen Orr (pictured). …

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