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A portrait of local drag star Candy Surprise by Brisbane artist Pat Hall has won the MELT Festival’s queer Portrait Prize at Brisbane Powerhouse. The queer arts festival MELT has officially launched at Brisbane Powerhouse for 2021. The festival runs for 11 days of performing arts and cultural events at the venue. The annual MELT …

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Transgender organisations and advocates have called for a legal review and appeal in the case of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno’s death in New South Wales. The 25-year-old died in September 2019 after Wagga Wagga man Rian Ross Toyer choked her to death during what the court found was a consensual sex act. Warning: distressing …

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The Hobart City Council is flying the transgender pride flag from Hobart Town Hall for the first time this week to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on Wednesday (March 31). The Trans Day of Visibility has occurred on March 31 since 2009. The aim of the day is to celebrate the lives and achievements of …

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Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien has rejected an Australia Day award to protest the controversial decision to give Margaret Court Australia’s highest honour. On Tuesday, the tennis champ turned Perth pastor is receiving a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia for her service to tennis. But after Court’s top Australia Day gong leaked on Friday …

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YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa has said she’s “never ever been this happy” after coming out as queer to her millions of fans on social media. The 17-year-old singer, dancer and YouTube superstar first dropped hints in a TikTok video posted to her 31 million followers last week. In the video, she danced to Lady Gaga’s …

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Jack Vidgen has claimed he knows of “about 10 or 12” male professional footballers who are gay in a candid conversation on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The 23-year-old singer discussed homosexuality and sport with former AFL stars Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and Travis Varcoe on Sunday night’s episode. However Vidgen said those …

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Queensland police have said missing woman Amy Schulkins seems to have “vanished off the face of the Earth” almost two weeks after she was reported missing. The 36-year-old’s family reported her missing from a Caboolture South address on December 30, 2020. However authorities have no positive sightings of her since. Caboolture Police Station officer-in-charge Sergeant …

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Queensland police have appealed for public assistance in the search for Caboolture woman Amy Schulkins, missing for several days. Her family last saw the 36-year-old (pictured above) at a John Street address in Caboolture around 11pm last Wednesday (December 30, 2020). Amy has a wife and two children. Police have described her as Caucasian, around …

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Brisbane NRLW star Ali Brigginshaw has tied the knot with her partner Kate Daly. The 31-year-old has captained the Broncos to back-to-back NRLW premiership wins in 2018, 2019 and 2020. And she capped off a big 2020 with the wedding on December 30. The happy couple shared the news and a series of beautiful “wife …

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