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LGBTQIA+ soccer team Brisbane Inferno are groupe dtogether in their orange kits including player Dean Maybury

Why this player joined LGBTQI+ soccer club Brisbane Inferno

Brisbane Inferno is the city’s LGBTQI+ soccer club which welcomes anyone to join. We spoke to one of their players Dean Maybury (second from left bottom row) to understand why it’s important for him to feel comfortable playing a sport he loves.  Playing the game Hi Dean, first off, when did you start playing football/soccer?  …

Strut & Fret launch The West End Electric

LIMBO producers Strut & Fret to open new venue in Brisbane

For years, Brisbane-born production house Strut & Fret have wowed audiences at venues all over the city, but will soon open a venue of their own in Brisbane’s West End. Following the unprecedented success of Strut & Fret’s own Sydney theatre, The Grand Electric, the producers of global hit shows like Blanc de Blanc and …

A same-sex gay male dance couple embrace against the Sydney Opera House in Rome & Juliet Suite

Romeo & Juliet gets queer in Sydney Opera House performance

The Sydney Opera House will be home to a uniquely queer retelling of Romeo & Juliet this month.  Benjamin Millepied’s highly anticipated Romeo & Juliet Suite is set to make its Australian premiere in a strictly limited season at the Sydney Opera House from 5 to 9 June 2024.  Millepied, choreographer of the Academy Award-winning …

HIV Long Term Survivors Awareness Day

June 5 is HIV Long Term Survivors Awareness Day. Former Sydney resident Tim tells his story of surviving his diagnosis of the virus for decades longer than he was told he would live. WORDS Tim Alderman In early 1994, I had a huge 40th birthday party at the Stronghold Bar, in the basement of the …

Growing Families conference in Sydney next month

Building your family – where do you start?

Sam Everingham talks with two parents Tim and JC who created their family through surrogacy. Each had experience with both local and international processes. They, along with six other gay dads will share much more of the ups and downs of the process at Growing Families Sydney Conference on June 22-23, 2024. JC and his …

Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Sip sip hooray! Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival is back

Pop the champagne because the tastiest event on the southeast Queensland calendar is back in 2024, and tickets are now on sale. The state’s foodies are counting down the days until they can sip, eat, dance, shop at the southeast’s largest, tastiest, and most delicious celebration of food at this year’s Moreton Bay Food + …

A woman livign with a disability is wearing a yellow jumper sits on a couch doing budgeting on a device

How budgeting helps empower people living with a disability

The team at Living Communities share how budgeting can empower people living with a disability.  Looking after your finances and budgeting your money is an important way to ensure financial stability and empowerment. For those navigating disabilities, financial planning takes on added significance due to unique needs and potential constraints.  Effective budgeting enables people to …

Coins on a table with some one writing in a book behind to work out how much salary for a home loan deposit in Australia

Here’s how much income you need to buy your dream home

Scott Palazzi from Loan Market shares his insights on how much income you need for your dream home. If you’re wondering how much money you need to earn to purchase property, new modelling has found the answer. The following calculations are based on the median house price and assuming the buyer has a 20% deposit. …

Soul2Path – Healing through connection

In times of uncertainty, people often seek solace from religion, therapy, or life coaches. However, many find profound guidance and healing through Psychic Mediums like Sonita Singh of Soul2Path. When people come to a crossroads in life, need advice on relationships or are working through the grief of losing a loved one, people often turn …

The unique LGBTQIA+ Spanish destination of Yumbo Centre sign on top of a background of a gay bar in the venue.

The Yumbo: A unique Spanish LGBTQIA+ tourist destination

In the heart of Spain’s Gran Canaria lies the iconic Yumbo Centre, the world’s only LGBTQIA+ shopping centre. Gran Canaria lies in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, so why go all that way for a shopping centre? We take a look at the unique queer tourist destination. A unique inclusive venue …

Broken Heel Broken Hill

Broken Heel is celebrating 30 years of ‘Priscilla’

This year, legendary queer festival Broken Heel is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Since 2015, the five-day Broken Heel Festival has taken over Broken Hill to celebrate Priscilla at her spiritual home. Broken Heel Festival director Esther LaRovere said from humble beginnings, the festival had become a landmark event on …

Watershed opera on death of Dr Duncan

Watershed: Haunting opera on the death of Dr Duncan

In 1972, a brutal act of violence forever changed the course of Australia’s LGBT history. Dr. George Duncan, a law lecturer, was thrown into the River Torrens in Adelaide, a crime that tragically ended his life and exposed the rampant homophobia of the time. The moment in time triggered an alleged police cover-up, a city-wide …

HIV and moving away from the ‘big smoke’

There’s many reasons why you might be considering a move from ‘the big smoke’. Whether it’s a ‘sea-change’ or ‘tree-change’, your motivation might include cost of living, improved housing or rental affordability, and a more relaxed lifestyle. When you’re living with HIV, moving to a rural or regional area of NSW has both benefits and …

A view of Torremolinos which is Spain's most LGBTQIA+ small city with lots of pride events and bear weeks

Torremolinos: Spain’s small city with a big LGBTQIA+ heart

On the sun-drenched southern coast of Spain lies Torremolinos – a small city with a history of LGBTQIA+ liberation. It has long been a haven for travellers seeking sun-soaked adventures and acceptance. A long queer connection The town went from a sleepy fishing village to an international destination in the 50s and attracted artists, musicians …

Gel Works founder Dr Paul Whyte invented Wet Stuff lube

Inventor of Wet Stuff lube talks chemistry of gay pleasure

Paul Whyte, the founder of Australian lubricant company Gel Works and the inventor of the popular range Wet Stuff, has devoted his life to lube. In the late 70s, Gel Works’ managing director (above) was a biological chemistry student, researching and designing personal lubricants. By the mid-80s, AIDS was here. Homophobia, fear, and stigma threatened …

Growing Families conference in Sydney next month

Growing Families step-by-step

Increasingly, gay singles and couples are thinking about raising families of their own beyond a pooch. Growing Families’ annual conference – this year in Sydney on 22-23 June – has become the go-to community hub for all those looking to build family – whether through donor eggs, surrogacy or foster care and adoption. Growing Families …

Kita Mean

‘Drag Race’ star Kita Mean is heading to Broken Heel Festival

This year, legendary queer festival Broken Heel is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Since 2015, the five-day festival has taken over Broken Hill to celebrate Priscilla at her spiritual home. As of the headliners of this year’s festival, Drag Race Down Under winner Kita Mean spoke to QNews about why …

The Grinning Man at The Alex Theatre at St Kilda

Magically macabre musical The Grinning Man on St Kilda stage

Magically macabre, the award-winning musical The Grinning Man made its international premiere in Melbourne last month and has one more week treading the boards of The Alex Theatre in St Kilda. Based off the novel The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo and filled with dark humour, this stage adaptation mixes powerful performances while balancing …

Wet Stuff Gel Works ACON hamper

Calling all lube lovers: Win this $1000 Wet Stuff hamper

Here at Lube Land – Gel Works HQ – we’re super excited to announce that we are running a special giveaway worth $1000 until Friday, May 24. We’ve partnered with NSW’s leading HIV and LGBTQ+ organization ACON in hopes to raise awareness and funds for this fantastic charity! Gel Works is the Australian company who …

LGBTQIA+ people with disability

Redefining advocacy for LGBTIQ+ people with disability

A unique project advocating for LGBTIQ+ people living with disability, Our Voices Our Lives Our Way (OVOLOW) will be expanded upon over the coming weeks with the launch of a vodcast series from 13 May, and updates to the website, accessible at ourvoices.org.au. The vodcast series will feature insightful conversations with LGBTIQ+ people with disability. …

How QLD Camping Bears are connecting outdoors

Todd Hammond, The President and Co-Founder of QLD Camping Bears, shares why he started the group and how it’s creating a welcoming space for the community. Bears in the woods? Groundbreaking. You might have heard a friend say they’re “going camping with the bears this weekend” and been a bit curious as to what that’s …

A large crowd gathers for a pride event in Spain

The Spanish pride events not to miss in 2024

There are many international prides across Europe and the world but no country does them quite like Spain. Although there are dozens of events throughout the year, it’s the summer months of June and July when things get wild. In just over a month there are five incredible pride events located in the best LGBTQIA+ …

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