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Nymphia Wind

Taiwan president congratulates Nymphia Wind for Drag Race win

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered congratulations on Saturday to Taiwan’s own Nymphia Wind, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16. “Congratulations to you, Nymphia Wind, for being so accomplished in the difficult art form of drag, and for being the first Taiwanese to take the stage and win on RuPaul’s Drag Race. “Right after being …

Luke Davies

Luke Davies remembered in New Farm Park

The family of Qantas flight attendant Luke Davies paid tribute to the much-loved Qantas steward in a memorial service at New Farm Park this afternoon. Luke and partner Jesse Baird were allegedly murdered by a serving NSW Police officer in February. Constable Beau Lamarre-Condon allegedly killed the couple at Jesse’s terrace house in Paddington. Before …

unisex toilets

Courier-Mail commenters again outraged by unisex toilets

Commenters at Murdoch’s Brisbane paper, the Courier-Mail, have their knickers in a twist over unisex toilets again. Oh, there’s nothing that quite gets the old farts going like unisex toilets. Who are the commenters at the Courier-Mail? Basically, the ghosts of the Bjelke Petersen government. Most of them are dead but refuse to move on. …

gay furries

Gay furries are cute until RWNJs piss them off

Gay furries are cute, colourful and full of good cheer. That is, until RWNJs piss them off. Furries Furries are individuals who take on the ‘fursona’ of an anthropomorphized animal. Some dress up in full-body fursuit costumes. Others wear just a face mask or some other individual costume piece. Some furries are gay, some are …

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High-ranking QLD cops investigated over social media posts

The QPS ethical standards command is reviewing social media posts shared and commented on by high-ranking QLD cops over the last few years. An investigation by The Guardian discovered numerous offensive posts, including homophobic content. Eden Gillespie reports that Detective Superintendent Benjamin Fadian, at one time a member of the ethical services command, tagged multiple …

Greens Senator Janet Rice and her partner Anne

Retiring senator Janet Rice wants to marry her partner Anne

Greens Senator Janet Rice has retired from politics, and after years of fighting for marriage equality has said she now hopes to marry her partner Anne. Senator Rice, who’s from Victoria and was first elected in 2013, announced her retirement plans last year. For years, Janet was her party’s LGBTQIA+ spokesperson. Today (April 19), Janet …

Drag show at Throb Nightclub

Sad update on future of Darwin’s Throb Nightclub

Long-running Darwin gay nightclub Throb, which was forced to shut its doors last year, has been placed into liquidation. The Australian Security and Investment Commission website listed the liquidation this week, signalling the end for the venue after 24 years. Last year, the LGBTQIA+ nightclub was forced to close in the Northern Territory capital city …

Brisbane frontunners stand in a park holding a rainbow flag celebrating their 25th anniversary

Brisbane Frontrunners celebrate 25 years

LGBTQIA+ running and walking group Brisbane Frontrunners celebrate their 25th anniversary this year It’s a special year for the Brisbane Frontrunners with 2024 marking their 25th anniversary.  The group started with just two people back in 1999 and has grown to almost 170 registered members.  Ray Moore who coordinates the group, says that their achievement …

Carers Queensland couple

How Carers Queensland’s rainbow responders are changing lives

In the twelve months since launching its dedicated email channel for LGBTQIA+ participants and carers, Carers Queensland has seen an increase in people from those communities being able to access NDIS, community supports and services. The rainbow responders receive a variety of requests over the working week, with many enquiries about accessing the NDIS or …

South Australia's History Festival

Check out the rainbow events at South Australia’s History Festival

As part of South Australia’s History Festival, a self-guided tour will celebrate the queer history of Adelaide. Flamboyance Tours present the queer history of Adelaide in a self-guided audio tour, sharing the stories of LGBTQIA+ life and people. Not just a tour about Adelaide’s queer history, but of how the city shaped Australian queer history …

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