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Transgender priest Selina McMahon appears in front of a beige background.

Transgender priest Selina McMahon’s journey with the Church

Transgender priest Reverend Selina McMahon chats to QNews about her fascinating journey and her new role within the Anglican Church in Queensland. Rev. Selina McMahon didn’t take the typical path to life with the Church.  She was born and raised in Middlesbrough, England before studying astronomy and then becoming a software developer.  However, she tells …

Gay Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina wears a denim jacket and is held by her partner Natalia Zabiiako.

Discover Daria Kasatkina: Russia’s gay anti-war tennis star

The gay, anti-war Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina chats to QNews ahead of the Australian Open. Daria Kasatkina is the opposite of what many expect from a Russian athlete. She is outspoken against the war and she came out as gay with her partner in 2022. Both of these didn’t go down well with her …

Gay actor Matthew Backer is wearing a green shirt pulled up to expose his stomach.

Meet the actor set for stardom in 2024: Matthew Backer

Brisbane’s own Matthew Backer chats to QNews about his career as an out gay actor, being a Play School presenter and his big year ahead.  Matthew has just flown in to visit family for the holidays and joins our video interview from his childhood bedroom. He explains that his parents have turned it into a …

A man holds up pride flags in front of a crowd at EuroPride, one of the many global events LGBTQIA+ in 2024.

The global LGBTQIA+ events not to miss in 2024

2024 is jam-packed full of LGBTQIA+ events from across the world. January is the perfect time to plan out your travels for the year ahead. We’ve put together just some of the major LGBTQIA+ global events in 2024. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – Australia 16 February – 3 March One of the world’s …

Members of Brisbane LGBTQIA+ swim club aqualicious stand in front a pool.

Discover Brisbane’s LGBTQIA+ swim club Aqualicious

We discover everything about Brisbane’s LGBTQIA+ swim club Aqualicious, from what level you need to be, to social events and how you can join.  As the temperatures rise at this time of year, many of us will take relief in swimming pools and beaches across the country.  Swimming is such a big part of the …

Gay footballer Zander Murray on the pitch in a Gala Fairydean Rovers kit.

Gay footballer Zander Murray to retire

One of the few openly gay male footballers, Zander Murray, has announced his impending retirement.  Scottish footballer (or soccer player to some) Zander Murray will retire at the end of this season. Zander made headlines across the world when he came out as gay in 2022. Following his coming out, he signed for Bonnyrigg Rose …

Drag Race UK queens on a pink background for the franchises ranked in 2023.

Every Drag Race franchise of 2023 ranked

We look at the IMDb rankings of the 2023 Drag Race franchise seasons across the world.  Since RuPaul’s Drag Race kicked off in 2009, the World of Wonder’s universe has expanded across the globe. In 2023 alone, five new franchises began in Belgium, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil and Germany. In total, 13 different seasons were completed …

Matildas, Progress Shark, Troye Sivan, Tim Draxil appear in a collage to signify the 2023 queer year review.

2023: The Australian queer year in review

As the year comes to an end, we look back at some of the Australian LGBTQIA+ news, events and queer year that made up 2023. January Midsumma: Melbourne held its annual multi-week Midsumma Festival, where former premier Daniel Andrews marched with pride goers.  Sam Stosur retires: Sam, who won the US Open singles titles plus seven …

First Nations drag queen Chocolate Boxx performs in a grey and silver jumpsuit with a pink wig in front of a blue background.

Get to know First Nations queen Chocolate Boxx

First Nations queen Chocolate Boxx answers our questions about themselves, doing drag and the local scene.  The first time I did drag was… Back in 2014. I decided to go out on a Monday back when clubs were open on a Monday, I looked like a troll, but you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t the …

A group of LGBTQIA+ people dressed in Christmas attire celebrate together.

How many LGBTQIA+ people celebrate a chosen family Christmas

This holiday season many LGBTQIA+ people will celebrate with their “chosen” family.  For some of us, going home for Christmas is a tradition we may love or loathe in equal measure.  It’s a wonderful time to see the family you love but it’s also the time you have to cope with others you’re not so …

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