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Actor Hugh Sheridan has proposed to his boyfriend Kurt Roberts on stage at the debut of his new Adelaide Fringe Festival show. After the opening night of his one-man show Hughman at the festival, the 35-year-old actor popped the question to 29-year-old Kurt, a Sydney banker. And he said yes! Friends of the couple shared …

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Activist group Pride in Protest’s alternate Mardi Gras protest march will go ahead on Saturday night after NSW Health granted organisers a crowd exemption. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning …

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This Mardi Gras weekend, Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel is inviting everyone to join them in the celebrations this Saturday. The Spring Hill venue is throwing their annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 6, with free entry all night after you’ve checked in. The Sporties kitchen is offering dinner from 5.30pm, with punters able to watch …

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Australia’s Eurovision Song Contest hopeful Montaigne has revealed her new song she’ll take to the contest, expected to take place live and in-person in the Netherlands in May. The contest is scheduled for Rotterdam from May 19-23. Dutch singer Duncan Laurence won the competition in 2019 with Arcade. However last year’s competition didn’t go ahead …

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La La Land, Brisbane’s newest electronic music playground at The Prince Consort, has your Mardi Gras weekend sorted with a double bill this Friday and Saturday in Fortitude Valley. The Prince Consort is a massive dining and nightlife venue on the corner of Wickham and Brunswick Streets in the heart of the Valley. The sprawling, …

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Comedian Rhys Nicholson has confirmed he and his new “new mummies” RuPaul and Michelle Visage are judging on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. The inaugural season of the long-awaited local spinoff started filming in Auckland in January. It’s coming to streaming service Stan later this year. Rhys (pictured left) recalled the first words that RuPaul …

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The Victorian Pride Lobby and multicultural community leaders have welcomed moves to strengthen anti-vilification laws as they warn of an increase in prejudice and hate crime. A Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into anti-vilification laws gave its recommendations to government this week. The inquiry recommends the state government ban on Nazi symbols and Germany’s Third Reich insignia …

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Activist group Pride in Protest say they’ll go ahead with an alternate Mardi Gras protest march on Saturday, despite opposition from NSW Police. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning their …

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A gay man in New Zealand says he woke lying in a pool of blood after a violent attack by five homophobic thugs during his city’s Pride Month. Ray Gardiner lives in Auckland and performs as drag queen Kourtney Khaos. He recounted the horrific attack in the early hours of Saturday in a Facebook post …

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My First Summer, a new home-grown queer coming-of-age drama, has arrived on Australian streaming service Stan this week. In the film, 16-year-old Claudia has grown up in complete isolation with her unpredictable mother in their remote country home miles from the nearest town. After her mother dies by suicide, grief-stricken Claudia is left to survive …

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