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Queensland drag queen Aurora Asteria was recently crowned winner of the Beauty Pageant at the MELT Festival. QN Magazine caught up with her to chat about her win, her drag career and her biggest inspirations. “Different parts of my drag life inspired my looks,” Aurora explained. “I wanted to present something slightly different each time …

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rainbow hub brisbane lumious parade lgbtiq

Brisbane’s Rainbow Hub is a social group offering international queer students in Brisbane a safe, happy space. At the Hub, students can celebrate identity and diversity without discrimination or judgement. Students will join the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade this year. Together with regular events at the Hub, the students participate in large social events throughout the …

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brisbane la boite theatre company qut romeo and juliet

Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company in partnership with QUT, presents a 21st century re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet. The production takes no prisoners in this tale of star-crossed lovers, under the gripping direction of Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. Directed by Todd MacDonald and edited with Lucas Stibbard the re-imagining of the enduring tragedy …

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federal election 2019 brisbane Liberal MP Trevor Evans, Labor candidate Paul Newbury and Greens candidate Andrew Bartlett

QN Magazine asked each of the candidates for the seat of Brisbane, “If elected to represent Brisbane at the 2019 Federal Election, what specific commitments can you make to the LGBTIQ voters of that electorate to work towards the improvement of their lives?” See their responses below. Trevor Evans, Liberal Since I was elected to …

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scott harrower fighting not dancing lismore regional gallery

A powerful photographic and sound installation by Scott Harrower opening in Lismore addresses homophobia and violence toward men who love men. The installation navigates personal and historical stories previously denied and forgotten. The characters in the photographs peel away the silence of Australia’s past. They reveal persecuted convict relationships, post WWII police brutality and unsolved murders during …

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metro arts house of mirrors and hearts musical brisbane

House of Mirrors and Hearts (HOMAH) is a new musical fresh from the UK. Dr Dan Jess, artistic director of Kleva Hive, the new Brisbane based independent production company launching the musical’s Australian premiere says, “If Sondheim & Jason Robert Brown had a musical love-child, this’d be it.” “House of Mirrors and Hearts is thrilling, …

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fingers hand reaching up uplifting stock photo

Carers are not highly visible in our communities. Their caring role often restricts their social activities. However, they are out there. My boss cares for a relative. I cared for a friend with a chronic condition who is now deceased and even four years later struggle to address the despair I felt. Fortunately, there is …

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sultan of brunei death penalty

The Sultan of Brunei says the sultanate won’t enforce the death penalty for those convicted of gay sex and adultery following a global backlash against the small South-East Asian nation. Brunei introduced the laws as part of its new Sharia Penal Code Order (SPCO) on April 3. The laws punish sodomy and adultery with death …

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harvey norman brunei

As multi-national finance and travel companies implement boycotts of Brunei-owned businesses, Australia-based retailer Harvey Norman has begun advertising on Brunei radio. Recently, worldwide outrage greeted the Sultan of Brunei’s introduction of whipping, amputation and death by stoning as penalties for various ‘crimes’. Among other actions celebrities, government organisations and multi-national finance and travel companies announced …

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Gayme of Thrones William II Richard I

Despite the earnest propaganda of monarchists, divine right has SFA to do with who gets to plonk their entitled arse on a throne. The ascension of a British monarch usually results from one of the three Fs. Some get there by virtue of a F***, many have to Fight for it and others are mere …

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