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Drag Swap Meet

Want to score a bargain for your next drag show? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will hold their second ever “Drag Swap Meet” later this month. In May, people turned out to see a wonderful array of glamorous frocks, fabric, shoes, wigs, jewelery and makeup on offer at the inaugural event, as several local drag stars and …

The Noosa Shire Council

The Noosa Shire Council has voted to back a motion supporting marriage equality. Councillors voted to support a motion calling on “the Federal Parliament to treat with dignity and respect all member of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same-sex couples.” Local …

17 years

At 17 years of age, it’s not uncommon to know so little of yourself and what exactly it is you gravitate towards in another person. For the protagonists of Karen Sanga’s unglamorous ‘First Girl I Loved’, the uncertainty of youth is captured quite organically through the raggedy Anne (Dylan Gelula, best known as Jane Krakowski’s …

Tom of Finland

The biopic of legendary gay artist Tom of Finland is coming to Australian cinema screens this month. The film follows the life of the man behind the iconic gay artwork, Touko Laaksonen, who returned home to Finnish capital Helsinki after serving in World War II, only to find widespread persecution of homosexual men. Touko conducted …

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A fresh push by the Queensland LNP for a voluntary postal vote on federal marriage equality has been slammed as “deeply flawed”. The Australian reported the Queensland branch of the Liberal National Party passed a motion on Friday at their state convention that called on the federal coalition government to conduct a non-compulsory postal ballot …

Rainbow fertility Same-Sex Parenting

LGBTI parents-to-be have been invited to attend a free information night in Spring Hill in Brisbane next week. Two experts on same-sex parenting will address the forum at the Watkins Medical Centre in Spring Hill to give prospective parents insight into their journey ahead to parenthood and give them valuable advice on some of the …

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The Queensland Government has put out a call for nominations for the state’s LGBTI Roundtable for 2017. The Roundtable will comprise ten representatives from around the state who will discuss issues impacting on Queensland’s LGBTI community and provide feedback on government policies, strategies and programs, Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said. She encouraged nominations from diverse …

gay sex convictions

Heartbreaking stories of Queensland men unjustly prosecuted simply for being gay have been told, as the state moves toward wiping the men’s criminal records. Homosexuality was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, and a cross-party committee in state parliament is currently examining a bill that would allow the 464 people who were convicted of consensual gay …

The HIV Foundation Queensland is looking for gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men

Do you want to be a part of history and help to end HIV in Queensland? The HIV Foundation Queensland is looking for gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men who are over 18 years of age and living in Queensland to complete a short anonymous survey on a recent campaign to …

Brisbane Tritons

Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley on July 1. The competition will bring together the Tritons’ rivals the Sydney Stingers and the Melbourne Surge as well as Australia’s brand new inclusive water polo team, the Perth …

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