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Dale Roberts

Heather and Rachel stand in front of a picture of a baby and mother for Channel 9 show Big Miracles which features IVF couples.

Heather and Rachel share their IVF story on Big Miracles

Heather and Rachel shared their IVF journey on Channel 9’s Big Miracles program. They chatted to QNews about why they felt it was important to tell their story.  Heather and Rachel’s journey started well before the cameras of Big Miracles entered their lives.   The couple met through online dating and after a little back-and-forth eventually …

Hairy Mary's on the Gold Coast owner Steven Fahd is in a grey singlet with his LGBTQIA+ bar in the background

Meet Steven Fahd: The man behind Gold Coast’s new queer venue

Steven Fahd is the owner of Gold Coast’s new LGBTQIA+ venue Hairy Mary’s. He spoke to QNews about creating safe venues for the community and his hopes for this new venture.  I meet Steven in his newly opened bar Hairy Mary’s on the Gold Coast.  He is incredibly welcoming and jovial as we sit down …

LGBTQIA+ people holding rainbow flags assemble in front of a building in Madrid, Spain.

Spain: The top five LGBTQIA+ places to visit 

Spain has a rich history, a vibrant culture, and is one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly destinations in the world.  We’ve put together a list of the hottest queer destinations in the country for you to check out.  Each winter anyone with a social media account is bombarded with photos of summer holidays in the …

Australian Eurovision duo Electric Fields in a black and green outfit with the Eurovision stage as background

Electric Fields to represent Australia at Eurovision 2024

The fabulously queer First Nations act Electric Fields has been named as Australia’s Eurovision 2024 entry.  The duo are made up of Zaachariaha Fielding on vocals and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross. They will perform One Milkali (One Blood) and features the Indigenous language Yankunytjatjara. Zaachariaha Fielding is a First Nations artist from Anangu …

Brisbane producer and photographer Joel Devereux in a black jacket and white shirt on a neutral grey background

Joel Devereux calls for more support of local queer artists

In our regular monthly feature with local artists, photographer and producer Joel Devereux answers questions about himself, his craft and calls for more support of local queer artists. I discovered photography… After accidentally falling into it. I used to be more of a drawer and painter, and I started exploring mixed media works in my …

Handler Zeo and pup Luca stand back to back on a white background.

Get to know the world of pup and handler play

Pup and handler play is quite visible on the LGBTQIA+ scene but most aren’t aware of what it’s all about. We chatted to pup Luca and handler Zeo to understand more about the community.  If you’ve been out on the scene or at a pride event in recent years, you may have seen attendees wearing …

Trans queer refugee Miguel wears a pink outfits on a neutral background as part of Third Queer Culture in Brisbane Queensland

Creating a safe space for Queensland’s queer refugees

Third Queer Culture is a group of Brisbane’s LGBTQIA+ refugees creating much-needed social connections and support for each other.  There is a small Brisbane group providing safety and security to some of the most vulnerable LGBTQIA+ people in our community.  Each year many queer people come to Australia seeking safety because of persecution and discrimination …

Australian artist Dannii Minogue in a green dress with the background of the Eurovsion stage of 2024 behind her.

Dannii Minogue finally addresses those Eurovision rumours

Dannii Minogue has finally addressed those rumours about representing Australia at Eurovision during an interview on the Kyle and Jackie O Show. The Aussie star had sent fans into a spin at the end of 2023 when she posted excitedly about the contest.  “The stage is set… and the countdown has begun!” Dannii wrote. The …

Drag and burlesque performer Archie Arsenic in full costume with a blue and pink background.

Archie Arsenic calls for more accessible queer spaces

In our monthly feature with local artists, Archie Arsenic answers questions about themselves, their craft and calls for more accessibility on the Brisbane scene.  I would describe Archie Arsenic as…. Honestly, I don’t even know anymore, I’ve evolved so many times over the years. Draglesque and sideshow chameleon perhaps?  My drag family and bio family…. …

Australian gay country singer Michael Waugh stands in a tan jacket with a country landscape behind him.

Meet Australia’s gay country music star: Michael Waugh

We chat with Australia’s gay country music singer Michael Waugh about his music, coming out and finding love.  There are a few stereotypes that surround country music. Redneck songs about trucks, whiskey and crying into your beer.  However, there’s a lot more to it under the surface which is not unlike Australian country music artist …

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