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AMA President Kerryn Phelps was one of the first Australians to enter into an overseas same-sex marriage

Treading the Balance with Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps’ religious marriage to her wife Jackie in New York in 1998 and subsequent outing in the media really stated the debate around marriage equality in Australia before it was on the radar of even many people within the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr Phelps has now released Power of Balance, a memoir of both …

A queer F.L.Y. on the wall during Lockdown

F.L.Y. is a slice-of-life comedy about two exes turned friends, Max and Rafael, who get stuck together at the onset of the COVID pandemic after not seeing each other in years and stars Rafael Albarran and Trent Kendrick who also wrote the film and co-directed it. They spoke to QNews in an exclusive interview in …

A woman in a purple outfit stands in front of the crowd at Mardi Gras Fair Day

The QNews Guide to Mardi Gras in Sydney: Best of the Rest

In the fifth and final instalment of QNew’s guide to what to do during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival we explore the events and entertainment that are happening over the rest of the festival. Still got spaces left in your Mardi Gras festival calendar? Have a look at some of these! Sissy …

Love hearts with different flags representing different communities

The QNews Guide to Mardi Gras in Sydney: All Ages Events

In the fourth instalment of QNew’s guide to what to do during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival we explore the events during the festival that are aimed at families and young LGBTQIA+ people. Along with Fair Day in Victoria Park on February 18 there are three other official events that are designed …

A group of women enjoying Mardi Gras Fair Day in Sydney in 2022

The QNews Guide to Mardi Gras in Sydney: The Free Events

In the third instalment of QNew’s guide to what to do during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival we explore all of the free events across the festival. You can read the first and second instalments here and here Mardi Gras Fair Day If you’re looking for a rainbow extravaganza where you’ll be …

The QNews Guide to Mardi Gras in Sydney: The Parties

In the second instalment of QNew’s guide to what to do during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival we explore all of the dance parties that take place in Sydney during the festival. Check out our guide to the parade if you missed it here. Mardi Gras Party Get ready for pulsating dancefloors, …

Amyl the drag queen stands half in shadow

Amyl the Queen: Don’t Forget To Remember Miss Thing

Amyl was the first queen eliminated from season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. She spoke to QNews about THAT dress and how she feels about the experience with the benefit of hindsight. I’ve been chasing Amyl for an interview since we published the first issue of QNews NSW Magazine back in July when …

The QNews Guide to Mardi Gras in Sydney: The Parade

The hot Aussie summer sun is about to rise on yet another year of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest LGBTQIA+ festival, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. An event that defines so many moments in Australia. The fight and defiance of the Sydney 78ers, the tireless efforts of queer and trans activists and campaigners. And …

A black and white photo of Australian author David Marr

REVIEW: David Marr’s Killers in the Family

In Killing for Country, veteran gay journalist David Marr has produced a must read work for anyone interested in truth and reconciliation between white and black Australia. CONTENT WARNING: Genocide, Racism, Dispossession, Colonial-Settler Violence In 2019 David Marr was asked by his uncle Jim to help find out more about his grandmother – Marr’s great-grandmother, …

Author Esmé Louise James speaks about her book Kinky History

Kink through the Ages

QNews spoke to author Esmé Louise James about her book Kinky History which explores the kinky side of human sexuality down through the ages. WORDS Harry Hadley Esmé Louise James’ chosen field of study as a sex historian is one that many would consider the definition of new age and progressive. But if anything, Esmé …

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