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Hunter Schafer Hunger Games

As production ramps up for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, producers have announced Hunter Schafer will join the cast.  The familiar face will join Tom Blyth, star of The Gilded Age and Rachel Zegler of West Side Story. After winning hearts as trans teen Jules Vaughn in Euphoria, Hunter Schafer now …

Spice Girls Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton has fans talking after confirming popular rumours about a Spice Girls tour down under.  The news follows several years of speculation. At the end of their 2019 performance at London’s Wembley Stadium, singer Mel B shouted to the audience “see you in February in Australia!” However, that performance never eventuated. Emma Bunton “I …

Elliot Page Umbrella Academy

The latest season of The Umbrella Academy has dropped on Netflix, and has handled lead actor Elliot Page’s transition with warmth and humility. The last time the smash-hit series was on television, lead actor Elliot Page went by a different name and portrayed the character Vanya. In late 2020, several months after the launch of …

Love on the Spectrum dating series

Here’s your chance to participate in a new documentary dating series. Northern Pictures, the same team that made Love on the Spectrum is looking for someone in the Brisbane area open to dating a young trans woman for a new ABC series. Love on the Spectrum premiered on ABC in 2019 and ran for two …

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Darren Hayes isn’t happy after Instagram pulled a promotional photo he posted that the social media network deemed “sexual solicitation”. In the original photo, viewable here, Darren is fully dressed and sitting on a bed with his hand on a naked man laying face down across him. The Savage Garden frontman later shared a cropped …

Miriam Margolyes Australia Unmasked

National treasure Miriam Margolyes has packed up the campervan and is hitting the road once again, in a new three-part series. In her new series, Miriam Margolyes Australia Unmasked, Miriam sets out to understand what the ‘Fair Go’ means in Australia today, and how this principle plays out in the diverse lives of other Australian …

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An Oklahoma cinema has backtracked after posting a dramatic warning to parents about a gay kiss in new Disney film Lightyear and promising to “fast-forward through” the scene. Lightyear is a new spin-off of Pixar’s Toy Story series, featuring space ranger Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans. The new Disney flick arrived in cinemas in …

Drag Race France

Bonjour, Bonjour, Bonjour, the new trailer for Drag Race France, has debuted; the new season looks stunning. Following the announcement of the cast last week, World Of Wonder has released their first preview of the season. And like many of the international versions, France is serving it up. Drag Race France Our first look at …

Doctor Who Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris has been announced as the latest addition to the Doctor Who universe.  The television star is the newest LGBTQIA+ star announced to join the cast. And he’s set to play the biggest villain yet. Neil Patrick Harris in Doctor Who Neil Patrick Harris has come a long way from his days as …

Mel B Queen Of The Universe

It seems Spice Girl Mel B can’t get enough of reality TV, this time she is adding Queen Of The Universe to her resume.  Mel B will join the cast of season two of the hit show that sees singing Drag Queens compete for a $250,000 prize. The arrival of the pop superstar however will …

Disney Strange World

Disney is reportedly set to feature their first gay teen romance in the upcoming film Strange World. It will be the first openly gay relationship seen on screen in a Disney film. The news follows previous criticism of the company and its handling of LGBTQIA+ content. Strange World, the latest Disney release Strange World is …

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Stan has finally confirmed that RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 2 will arrive on Saturday, July 30. Filming on season 2 of the Australia/New Zealand spinoff wrapped in Auckland in February. And now we know the show will come to the Australian streaming service at the end of next month. Stan hasn’t yet confirmed …

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Beloved ABC weatherman Nate Byrne has unveiled his drag persona, and her name is Gail Warnings. On ABC News Breakfast this morning, Nate paid a visit to the performers at cabaret company YUMMY down in Melbourne. The company’s new variety show ICONIC is on in Melbourne for a short run, before they take it over …

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Casey Donovan has responded after she and a friend were accused of swiping a dog from a Brisbane apartment at the weekend. The drama went down late on Sunday night, with dog Donatella’s owner claiming a friend of Casey’s took the dog home with her. On Monday night, 9News aired CCTV footage of Casey and …


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Megan Rapinoe on Abortion Rights

Megan Rapinoe spoke for nine minutes straight today in an impassioned plea for men to stand up for women’s rights. The football star wiped away tears during an unscheduled Zoom presser on abortion rights. Scroll down for the vid. Megan Rapinoe echoed earlier comments from President Biden in describing yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on abortion …

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Thomas Eakins’ homoerotic The Swimming Hole, painted in 1884-85, continues to attract the accolades now that the artist never received during his lifetime. Thomas Eakins painted the masterpiece from 1884-85 and died on June 25, 1916. Art critic Tom Lubbock called The Swimming Hole a classic of American painting. “It shows a scene of healthy, …

Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court

Yesterday’s US Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion ruling heralds a coming fight over same-sex marriage. In a 6-3 ruling, the majority conservative justices stripped away five decades of constitutional protections. The ruling substantively reflected a draft leaked earlier this year. Protests broke out across the US last night as conservative …

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Nearly 1,000 Sydney folks have gathered to create a giant human Progress Flag at the Sydney Opera House to send a message to the world ahead of WorldPride 2023. Today is the 44th anniversary of the original Mardi Gras march. The colourful display on the Opera House steps is to send a message of welcome …

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A jury considering the case of a gay Brisbane man on trial accused of raping a female friend has been discharged after the jurors failed to reach a verdict. Dominic Hansson (pictured) is standing trial in the Brisbane District Court, and has denied the rape charge. He said the 2019 encounter with the female friend …

Utrecht sodomy trials June 24

On June 24, 1730, four ‘sodomites’ underwent gruesome public executions in Amsterdam. Just a handful of the numerous men and boys killed during the year-long purge known as the Utrecht sodomy trials. In Homosexuality & Civilization, Louis Crompton described the liquidation as ‘the deadliest persecution of homosexuals known’ prior to the 20th-century Nazi slaughter of …

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An Australian father-of-four has opened up about the life-changing day he came out as gay to his wife of 25 years and their four children. Shaun Williams got married in the late 1990s at age 27. But for 25 years, he was so fearful of coming out as gay he hid his sexuality from his …

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A Northern Territory croc has come face-to-face with a famous drag queen during Darwin Pride Festival this week. Sydney drag performer Wonder Mama (pictured above) has travelled to the Top End as a special guest for the festival, on in the Northern Territory. And on a visit to Crocosaurus Cove Darwin, Wonder Mama took on …

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A Brisbane gay man in a same-sex relationship has denied raping a female friend for his own “selfish gratification”, arguing the encounter was consensual after he was “curious” about sex with a woman. The Brisbane woman accused Dominic Edmund Hansson (pictured) of raping her in her inner-city apartment in the early hours of December 7, …

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UK health officials recommend vaccines for gay and bisexual men at risk of monkeypox.  The new advice comes as the current outbreak in the UK reaches 793 cases. Although not an STI, a “notable proportion” of cases are gay and bisexual men. Monkeypox spreads through close contact with an infected person, or through clothing or …

rona joyner

Mrs Rona Joyner, pioneer Queensland morals crusader, died over the weekend aged 99. Despite holding no elected office, Rona Joyner managed to have sex education banned in Queensland schools and, by her own count, achieved the banning of 49 books and magazines. Rona Joyner fought for the installation of a ‘Christian mono-culture’ over Australian life. …

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Irish rugby player Nick McCarthy has said coming out as gay has been “entirely positive” and says his teammates cheered for him when he told them. The 27-year-old Leinster rugby union player (pictured) has publicly come out in an interview, and revealed he’d previously considered quitting rugby over his sexuality. But McCarthy thanked his coaches …

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In a setback for Japan’s LGBTQIA+ community, a court in Osaka has upheld the country’s ban on gay marriage.  The court found that the ban on same-sex marriage does not violate Japan’s Constitution The Osaka court dismissed a case filed by two gay couples and one lesbian couple and rejected their demand for 1 million …

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One of Australia’s first openly transgender pro athletes Ricki Coughlan has hit out at FINA’s polarising ban on trans swimmers and said their eligibility should instead be determined on a case-by-case basis. Ricki Coughlan (pictured) was one of Australia’s first prominent transgender sportswomen, competing in athletics during the 1990s. Coughlan said FINA’s policy announcement banning …

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