Michael James
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Michael James

Michael James is a journalist, producer, writer and presenter. Michael has previously worked for the ABC as a radio producer where he worked across local, state and national programs for the broadcaster. He has also presented "Gay Savvy" on community radio station Switch 1197AM for several years. In 2013 Michael was selected as one of the hosts for "QTV" with Brisbane community television station Bris31, which he hosted for a year. Michael has previously worked as the print editor for Qnews, he now writes for both print and online, including book, film and television reviews and local news stories and also generates video content for the Qnews Youtube channel. He holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in drama and film and media studies and a Bachelor of Secondary Education.

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Book review: It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian

It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian tells a story you’ll wish would never end. Noni Blake’s life is spectacularly ordinary. Since the end of her decade long relationship with now ex-girlfriend Joan, eighteen months ago, nothing much is happening for Noni. Life at thirty-six is stagnant, so something needs to change.  Work …

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Billy Porter stuns as genderless fairy godmother in Cinderella

A sneak peak of the new Cinderella film has dropped providing the first look at a stunning Billy Porter as the Fairy Godmother.  It was first revealed in late 2019 that Billy Porter would be taking on the iconic role for the upcoming remake. Fans have been eagerly awaiting their first glimpse of the film, …

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Pose star Mj Rodriguez makes history for trans community

Television drama Pose has made history as star MJ Rodriguez secures leading Emmy nomination for her role. It’s been three years since Ryan Murphys queer television drama Pose sashayed onto Australian Television screens. This year the show ended after its third season. But has proven it is a program that will not go quietly as …

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Brisbane Festival 2021: The queerest, most camp and intriguing shows

As restrictions continue to ease in South East Queensland the 2021 Brisbane Festival is giving you all of the reasons to get out of the house. The 2021 program has just been released, with plenty to look forward to. Every year the Brisbane Festival lights up the city with a range of events, performances and …

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This Drag Race format twist could change the game, forever

A rumoured new twist to the Drag Race format could see the program changed, forever. As far as rumours go, they are a dime a dozen when it comes to Rupual’s Drag Race. Fans of the show seem to spend endless hours discussing and speculating on the program. From potential cast leaks to release dates, …

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Iconic Drag Race star comes out as trans

Rupaul’s Drag Race season six contestant Laganja Estranja has revealed she is a proud trans woman. Shortly before her appearance on Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Six Laganja came out publicly. “I’m not going to live my life in fear anymore” she told EW magazine prior to her appearance. “I am so proud to identify …

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Brisbane Pride opens 2021 community grant applications

Brisbane Pride have this week announced the opening of their 2021 community grant applications. Grants are issued annually through the Kal Collins Memorial fund. They are issued to groups and individuals in the LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy Brisbane community to create diverse and engaging events during Pride Month in September. Brisbane Pride Kal Collins Memorial …

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Drag Race UK Star Blu Hydrangea lands new TV show

Drag Race UK season one undoubtedly had a talented cast, now one more alumni has landed their very own TV gig. BBC this week announced the Northern Ireland Drag Race UK star Blu Hydrangea will be hosting their new series Stitch, Please! Stitch, Please! 🧵 No, honestly, it’s true. @BluHydrangea_ is going to be hosting …

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Canada’s Drag Race announces new judging panel

Canada’s Drag Race is set to premiere later this year with new twists, turns and a new judging panel. Earlier this week the official Canada’s Drag Race twitter account dropped the announcement. After the departure of Season One judges Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman and Stacey McKenzie fans have eagerly awaited the announcement. Who will judge season 2? Canada’s …

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Drag Race Video: Karen From Finance ‘I haven’t heard from Schapelle?’

Karen from Finance managed to pull out a win in the very first episode of Drag Race Down Under. From the outset this Melbourne queen established herself as force to be reckoned with. Now with the drag race down under finale behind her Karen sat down to chat with Michael James about her time on …

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