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Brisbane's radio husbands Tony and Jasper got married

Brisbane’s radio husbands Tony and Jasper got married

Tony Tranter and Jasper Manfield, Brisbane’s radio husbands, have made it official and married each other in a one-of-a-kind wedding on their 15th anniversary. Tony is a host on Redlands-based radio station Bay FM 100.3 and is also the creative director of Bay Pride, which debuted in Wynnum last year. Last month, Tony and Jasper …

Queer artists from Brisbane, Nordacious wears a white t-shirt saying love on it.

Brisbane’s Nordacious reveals what drives his political art

We ask local entertainers and artists to spill the tea about themselves and their craft. This month it’s Brisbane visual artist Nordacious aka James Hillier. He shares what his most popular work is, the reason he gets political and what it was like to create art for Elton John and Britney Spears.   I chose …

Loud & Proud Logan is the south-east queensland region's first pride festival

Loud & Proud is Logan’s first Pride festival

Logan City, located south of Brisbane, is one of the only regions in south-east Queensland without its own Pride event, but that will finally change later in the year. To celebrate International Coming Out Day, the new event Loud & Proud Logan will take over Kingston Butter Factory precinct with a vibrant, multi-arts celebration on …

Trixie Laumonte Brisbane memorial

Trixie Laumonte gets showgirl send-off at Brisbane memorial

A group of legendary local showgirls have farewelled the late drag icon Trixie Laumonte at a community memorial in Brisbane. On Sunday (June 16), community members gathered to celebrate the life of the Brisbane and Sydney legend at The Brunswick Hotel in Fortitude Valley. Trixie passed away in March. Fellow performers Malika Lam, Kelly Roberts, …

Members of Queensland Leather Pride line up together at event promoting the new name.

Queensland Leather Pride announce new non-gendered title

Queensland Leather Pride President and current Mr Australian Leather Shane Stevens writes for QNews about significant announcements made by the club last month. As the President of what was known as Brisbane Leather Pride, I’m thrilled to announce some significant changes and events that reflect our ongoing commitment to inclusion and community building. At our …

Queensland Intersex campaigner Bonnie Hart is pictured wearing a floral shirt on a purple background

Meet Queensland intersex advocate Bonnie Hart

Bonnie Hart is an intersex woman and a powerful advocate for her community. Bonnie chatted to QNews about her pathway to advocacy including her roles with InterLink and Intersex Human Rights Australia.  Townsville in North Queensland is where Bonnie Hart grew up. Reflecting on her time there, she found it a particularly difficult environment for being …

Queerswich drag queens in Ipswich pride event

Ipswich’s first Pride event Queerswich returning in 2024

Save the date! Ipswich’s first major Pride event, Queerswich, is proudly returning in August. Last year, more than 5,300 people turned out to celebrate at the inaugural fun-filled family-friendly Queerswich event at Tulmur Place in the Nicholas Street Precinct. Now organisers have confirmed the event is returning on August 3, 2024 between 1pm and 6pm. …

Former principal Brian Mulherin and Citipointe Christian College's sign

Citipointe Christian College settles complaint from parents

Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College has issued a statement of “regret” after settling legal action over those anti-gay student contracts that caused outrage in 2022. The Pentacostal school in Carindale has settled the complaint after the school sent parents and students the documents to sign. The “declaration of faith” contract declared that the school can terminate …

Bar owner Billerwell Daye in a black polo stands in front of new queer bar Come to Daddy

Meet the man behind Brisbane’s new queer bar Come to Daddy

Billerwell Daye the owner of the new queer bar Come to Daddy, spoke to QNews about the new venture on Brisbane’s southside. When walking into Brisbane’s new LGBTQIA+ venue, you’re greeted with a large neon “Daddy” sign above the door. There’s no mistaking which bar you’re at.  Welcoming me at the front counter for our …

Gold Coast Pride Festival Fair Day

PHOTOS: Gold Coast Pride Festival returns to Surfers Paradise

An estimated 3000 people came together for the fourth annual Gold Coast Pride Festival’s Fair Day at Surfers Paradise at the weekend. The festival is held each year at Surfers Paradise, with a lineup of events to kick off Pride Month celebrations each June. On Saturday morning (June 1), the rain thankfully stayed away as …

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