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Voting is open now for the Diamond Jubilee Queens Ball Awards presented by Brisbane Pride. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ+ event in the world. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brisbane Pride hosted its first-ever virtual ceremony. However, on Saturday 19 June, the Ball returns to Brisbane City Hall for its …

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Kicking 2020 to the kerb, MELT Festival returns with the obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy, and rib-crackingly funny Reuben Kaye. Reuben returns after 10 years touring abroad. Yes indeed. The Butch is Back! The multi-award-winning comedian, singer, and self-proclaimed part-time hood ornament returns with a new show, a new band, and new looks to die for. …

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Police took a man into custody on Saturday night following the murder of Tongan LGBTIQ+ activist Poli Kefu. The much-loved activist was president of the Tongan Leitis Association — a trans advocacy group. He also worked for the Tongan Red Cross Society. A suspect surrendered to police on Saturday night. A homicide investigation began earlier, …

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Normunds Kindzulis, a 29-year-old gay man, died in hospital in Latvia on 29 April following a vicious homophobic attack. A neighbour allegedly doused him with a flammable fluid and set him alight. The attack left the paramedic with burns to 85% of his body. His flatmate is also in hospital receiving treatment for burns sustained …

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US Federal authorities yesterday arrested former reality television star and family values activist Josh Duggar on child pornography charges. Duggar appeared on his parent’s 19 Kids and Counting until revelations that he molested his little sisters as a teenager saw the show canceled. 19 Kids and Counting Duggar’s parents belong to the Quiverfull evangelical movement …

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The queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under joined celebrities on the blue carpet for the Down Under Drag Race premiere at the Sydney Opera House last night. David Campbell hosted the event which featured a sneak peek at the first episode. RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under begins on Stan from 4 pm today. The …

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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner presented Keys to the City of Brisbane to the AFLW Lions following their recent premiership win. The Keys to the City is the highest honour in the gift of local government authorities. Images: Tina Eastley Brisbane’s AFLW Lions team defeated the Adelaide Crows to claim the season premiership the previous Saturday. …

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Olympic great Caster Semenya will probably not run at the Tokyo Olympics. World Athletics will only allow her to compete if she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. Classified by World Athletics as an athlete with differences in sex development (DSD), Caster Semenya refuses to medically re-engineer her body. She told the Guardian she …

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Former Olympian, Kardashian cast member, and longtime Republican Caitlyn Jenner last night announced her Caitlyn for California campaign. The reality television performer will vie for the role of Governor of California. Jenner formerly supported Donald Trump for president, before finally realising what most LGBTIQ+ people already knew. Trump was no friend to our communities. Despite …

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Friends, former schoolmates and fellow activists as well as members of the Greens and the LGBTIQ+ communities gathered in Toowoomba tonight for a candlelight vigil and bridge lighting in honour of Thomas Coyne. Thomas’ mum Jo spoke movingly of her love for her son and of the great support he was to her in life. …

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