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Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel has announced a weekend lineup of entertainment as Queensland eases COVID-19 restrictions further. The Queensland Government announced on Tuesday that some “stage three” restrictions would begin early, at noon on Friday (July 3). The new rules allow more patrons inside the state’s pubs, restaurants and cafes, with social distancing still required. Sportsman …

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Brisbane gay venue The Sportsman Hotel reopened for dinner on Saturday as Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions eased. The venue had to close its doors in late March as the pandemic shut down pubs and nightclubs around the country. But under the new Queensland rules beginning Saturday (May 16), 10 people at a time can now dine …

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A bar manager at Newtown pub The Bank Hotel responded to homophobic customers by calling for the local gay bears group to stage a mass make-out session in front of them. According to a Facebook post, a group of patrons at the pub in the inner-west Sydney suburb were heard using gay slurs on Sunday …

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Always wondered what it was like to party in the 80s? Ever thought about how you’d look in a perm and shoulder pads? Got a bad case of FOMO because you never go to wear leg warmers and spandex? Well wonder no more, because Tickle Nightclub in Broadbeach has you sorted with their Throwback Thursday …

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Queensland drag star Candy Surprise has been inducted into the Sportsman Hotel’s Drag Hall of Fame in an emotional farewell to the Brisbane venue. Candy, a.k.a. Brisbane entertainer Paul Jay, has performed across Queensland for 19 years. In the coming weeks, Paul is moving to Canada with his partner Sam and their family. And on …

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A new LGBTIQ-friendly club night has launched on the Gold Coast after the closure of the Surfers Paradise party precinct’s two other gay hotspots. Gold Coast man Patrik Holmkvist is holding his gay-friendly party event tonight, called Rainbow Allsorts, at the Underground Nightclub on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise tonight from 9pm. He said he …

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Barefoot bowls has had a steep rise in popularity in recent years, from corporate functions to birthday parties and hens night the well known sport has become ever more fanciful. But take a small stroll just out of the bustle of Fortitude Valley you’ll find one of Brisbane’s best venues, not just for the sport, …

There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham Hotel was for them any more. Manager David McKillop.

A couple of years back, when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham Hotel was for them any more, “those days are over”, says manager David McKillop. “We are actually a gay venue, but everyone’s welcome. Not the other way around,” he said. It’s true that in its recent history, with the shrinking popularity …

The sexy Mr Sportsman Hotel 2018 competition will be held this weekend. The annual contest is one of the Sportsman Hotel’s most popular events, and will be held again at the venue on Saturday, March 10. Aside from the glory and bragging rights that come with winning the title of Mr Sporties, there’s also great …

Revamped Gold Coast gay hotspot MP’s Nightclub has opened its doors for the first time in seven years. MP’s, short for Meeting Place and located on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise, relaunched on Australia Day Eve. The relaunch featured a night of entertainment from DJs and local drag talent. Brisbane-born drag queen Vanilla Foldher (pictured …

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