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Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

Courtney Act and Adore Delano in an Instagram photo

Courtney Act reunited with Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio

Courtney Act is spending some time with her RuPaul’s Drag Race sisters Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio. Courtney is over in Hollywood at the moment. This week, the Aussie drag queen’s season six sister Adore Delano posted a sweet photo of the pair on a hike at Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles. One follower …

Man with band-aid on arm after mpox vaccination stock photo

‘Get vaccinated’: New mpox cases in NSW and South Australia

Three new cases of mpox have been detected in NSW this week, as South Australia also reports its first three cases of the virus since 2022. NSW Health says all three cases – the state’s first since January – were diagnosed this week. All are related to current mpox outbreaks interstate. The virus, formerly known …

Sydney drag queen Wonder Mama Oxford Street walking tours

Wonder Mama wants to take you on a rainbow history tour

Sydney drag queen Wonder Mama wants to show you around the gaybourhood. Twice a week, the drag performer hosts her fun and fascinating walking tours along Oxford Street (above), letting locals and tourists in on the people and places – as well as the hidden history – of Darlinghurst’s gay mecca. Back in 2019, Wonder …

Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane in Mid-Century Modern

Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane are gay Golden Girls in new show

Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane are starring in a new sitcom pilot from the creators of Will & Grace, and it’s giving very strong Golden Girls vibes. The new project, which is still at the pilot stage, is titled Mid-Century Modern. Will & Grace’s Max Mutchnick and David Kohan have created the pilot for US …

Absolutely Fabulous cast confirm new TV project

The cast of Absolutely Fabulous have confirmed they’re reuniting for a TV special over in the UK. Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks and Julia Sawalha will all appear in the new two-hour project, titled Absolutely Fabulous: Inside Out. It’s the first time the quartet – who play Eddie, Patsy, Bubble and Saffy – have …

Delay in Jesse Baird and Luke Davies murder case

Luke Davies’ Brisbane-based parents have been granted special permission to access the latest court hearing of their son’s alleged killer Beau Lamarre-Condon (pictured above). The former police officer was charged with the alleged murders of Luke, a flight attendant, and his TV presenter partner Jesse Baird in February. The case returned to Downing Centre Local …

Jonathan Groff gives Tony Awards speech

Jonathan Groff gives emotional speech after winning first Tony

Jonathan Groff has won his first Tony Award and his heartfelt acceptance speech was a real tearjerker. The out actor won Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Franklin Shepard in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway. He’s in the production alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez. In his emotional …

Loud & Proud Logan is the south-east queensland region's first pride festival

Loud & Proud is Logan’s first Pride festival

Logan City, located south of Brisbane, is one of the only regions in south-east Queensland without its own Pride event, but that will finally change later in the year. To celebrate International Coming Out Day, the new event Loud & Proud Logan will take over Kingston Butter Factory precinct with a vibrant, multi-arts celebration on …

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen rushed to hospital after stage fall

Sir Ian McKellen will thankfully make a full recovery after he fell off the stage during a live performance and was rushed to hospital. The British acting legend is currently starring in Player Kings at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. But during the production, audience members witnessed the 85-year-old appearing to trip during a scene and …

Adelaide Armpits lesbian soccer team founded in 1982

Founder shares story of Adelaide Armpits lesbian soccer club

One of the South Australian women who founded the Adelaide Armpits, Australia’s first lesbian soccer club, has recounted how it all started more than 40 years ago. Truffy Maginnis has recalled the trailblazing club’s history in a brilliant interview (watch below) with Tony Armstrong in his ABC series Extra-Ordinary Things. Soccer-mad Truffy, born in Northern Ireland, …

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