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Chris Evans has criticised the “homophobic” organisers of a “straight pride parade” in Boston. A group of three men made headlines for planning the parade to “fight for the right of straights everywhere.” The group also claim heterosexuals are an “oppressed majority” and they want an “S” for “straight” added to the LGBTIQ acronym. But …

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Matthew Taylor Thomas explores the story of queer depression and the fight for survival in a toxic society in his new exhibition. The Brisbane Powerhouse hosts Stygian Stones during MELT 2019, the Festival of Queer Arts and Culture. We saw one of the early photographs from Stygian Stones earlier in the year. Impressed by the …

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Malta has been named the most LGBTIQ-friendly travel destination in Europe for the fourth year in a row. Advocacy group ILGA-Europe produces the Rainbow Europe list annually, ranking 49 European countries based on how their laws and policies impact on the lives of LGBTIQ people. Categories include equality and non-discrimination, families, hate crime and hate …

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Judges have chosen a portrait depicting the internal struggle of LGBTIQ Pacific Islander people as winner of the MELT Festival Portrait Prize. Brisbane photographer Dan Molloy’s Silenced in the Shadows was named Judge’s Choice at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday night. He won a $1000 prize. Molloy (pictured) photographed Stevie for the portrait, who identifies as …

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Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company in partnership with QUT, presents a 21st century re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet. The production takes no prisoners in this tale of star-crossed lovers, under the gripping direction of Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. Directed by Todd MacDonald and edited with Lucas Stibbard the re-imagining of the enduring tragedy …

Peter Mitchell Conspiracy of Skin poet

Mark Tredinnick said of Conspiracy of Skin by poet Peter Mitchell, “These lyric poems, an accumulation of turning points, tell of a long moment finally outlasted.” I’m grateful for reading those words on the back of Conspiracy of Skin as they inspired me to open what turned out to be an absolute treasure. When told …

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Queer Eye star Karamo Brown is releasing an uplifting children’s book which he wrote with his 22-year old son Jason. Brown took to his Instagram to share the news about the book, titled ‘I Am Perfectly Designed’, writing, “So excited to announce that I wrote a picture book with my son, Jason to empower everyone …

Tropical Fruits NYE Party 2016

Lismore LGBTIQ social group Tropical Fruits is looking for a lighting designer and operator to work their magic at the group’s next New Year’s Eve festival. The Tropical Fruits put on fun, safe and inclusive LGBTIQ events in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales, and are renowned for their annual four-day New …

Benjamin Law Faustina Agolley-portraits Archibald Prize 2019

Queensland-born author Benjamin Law and TV presenter Faustina Agolley are among the well-known Australians depicted in portraits chosen as finalists in this year’s Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize is the country’s oldest and most popular art prize and is awarded each year to a portrait “preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, …

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Australian comedian Barry Humphries has defended his controversial brand of comedy after his named was stripped from a top comedy award. Humphries’ name was this month removed from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s top award, in part because of a series of the comedian’s history of transphobic comments. At a comedy Q&A session in London …

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