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Pearl of the Outback and fashion beyond the black stump

Pearl of the Outback, our regional correspondent, takes us back to Bullamakanka and a colourful local identity. Mr Humphries is the doyen of women’s fashion out in the never never, beyond the black stump. Avid readers will recall the gent I previously christened Mr Humphries. For the uninitiated, he is a VERY gay blade who …

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Mardi Gras in Bullamakanka: Celebrations reach all the way to the outback

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, previously isolated gay communities in rural hamlets can now participate in their own small way in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QN Magazine’s regional Queensland correspondent Pearl of the Outback explains how. Mr Humphries recently hosted something the young folks call a Mardi Gras Watch Party. …

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Qld’s final convictions for homosexual offences

In a fond remembrance of the lead player, Pearl of the Outback shares a personal perspective of a once notorious Queensland incident, a story reminiscent of the acclaimed Brokeback Mountain, but one which contributed to profound change in Queensland laws. A young man from the bush, notorious for his convictions for homosexual offences, eventually found …