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Two LGBTIQ venues in Western Australia have apologised after photos of drag queen Scarlet Adams and others wearing racist blackface on their stages resurfaced. Perth drag queen Scarlet Adams is among the queens competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. However Indigenous performer Felicia Foxx called out Adams and others in a viral Instagram post …

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Sydney’s longest-running gay sauna Bodyline has closed its doors, citing COVID-19 in an announcement on its Facebook page. “Bodyline would like to thank our patrons and the community support for the last 30 years,” the Darlinghurst venue said in the statement on Thursday. They’d made the difficult decision to close “due to COVID, ongoing restrictions …

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Over 6,000 people have signed a petition to stop the closure of The Green Park Hotel, a much-loved, historic LGBTIQ pub in Darlinghurst, Sydney. The 130-year-old pub has announced last drinks are this weekend. St Vincent’s Hospital purchased the hotel in November to transform it into a community mental health clinic next year. Local Gus …

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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, …

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