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Despite the earnest propaganda of monarchists, divine right has SFA to do with who gets to plonk their entitled arse on a throne. The ascension of a British monarch usually results from one of the three Fs. Some get there by virtue of a F***, many have to Fight for it and others are mere …

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Benjamin Law Faustina Agolley-portraits Archibald Prize 2019

Queensland-born author Benjamin Law and TV presenter Faustina Agolley are among the well-known Australians depicted in portraits chosen as finalists in this year’s Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize is the country’s oldest and most popular art prize and is awarded each year to a portrait “preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, …

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Mariam Al-Sohel sperm-eating anal worm Jizz M Gulpha

Following the announcement of the discovery by renowned scientific researcher Dr. Mariam Al-Sohel of the sperm-eating anal worm (nematodes rectilius spermatozoa) our editor sat down with spokesperson for the worms Mr. Jizz M Gulpha. Good Morning Mr. Gulpha and thank you for talking with us. What have the last few days been like during the …

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queensland foster carers

As a couple, Shannon Toner and Justin Smith wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our society. They became foster carers and have been caring for children in need for nearly three years, writes Destiny Rogers. “More than 9,000 children in Queensland are in need …

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barry humphries as Dame edna in absolutely fabulous the movie

Australian comedian Barry Humphries has defended his controversial brand of comedy after his named was stripped from a top comedy award. Humphries’ name was this month removed from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s top award, in part because of a series of the comedian’s history of transphobic comments. At a comedy Q&A session in London …

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neale harris from nash accounting and taxation

NASH Accounting & Taxation have been operating in the Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills area for the last 17 years. Neale Harris, the principal of NASH said, “Our core business strategy is to provide personal, proactive and responsive service to our clients by meeting their accounting and taxation needs whether they are individuals, small to medium …

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Dr. Mariam Al-Sohel sperm-eating anal worm

Dr. Mariam Al-Sohel, “New-Age Therapist and Human Development Advisor,” achieved five minutes of fame this week for her “homosexual cure”. The Kuwaiti “doctor” announced the discovery of therapeutic anal suppositories which curb homosexual urges. The suppositories allegedly exterminate sperm-eating anal worms which are responsible for homosexuality. She insists the suppositories work for both “boys of …

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brisbane drag queen chocolate boxx

Brisbane drag performer Chocolate Boxx will compete in the 2019 Miss First Nation Pageant in Melbourne next month as part of the Biennial Yirramboi Indigenous Arts Festival to showcase the talents of Indigenous drag performers. Wanda D’Parke spoke to the Miss Sportsman Hotel 2017 winner about her start in drag and the importance of the …

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2018 Queen's Ball Awards

There are just a few days left to nominate your community heroes for an honour at this year’s 59th annual Queens Ball Awards. The long-running event will return to the Brisbane City Hall in June, and seventeen community awards are on offer this year’s ceremony, with nominations closing this Friday (April 26). The Brisbane Pride …

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theatre star Todd Mckenney outs Simon Gallaher

Theatre producer and star Simon Gallaher and his wife have reportedly split following fellow stage star Todd McKenney’s revelation last year that he and Gallaher dated for several years. McKenney revealed in a JOY FM radio interview last August that he dated singer and musical theatre producer Simon Gallaher for five years, and Gallaher went …

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sexual health stis

“You can stand under my umbrella.” In Umbrella, Rihanna sings about love as in ‘lurve’ — mad romantic passion. But let’s talk about love as in mad sexual passion — making love. It’s time we talk about sex and taking shelter from STIs. Like most great passions in life, sex comes with risks. Those risks …

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Chinese Owned Grindr Fails

Poor old Grindr. The world’s leading gay hook-up app is in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Hook-ups gone wrong… the Chinese government perhaps spying on personal data… Let’s put Grindr back in the headlines for the right reasons — the message fails it’s famous for. We all know size matters. We need …

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cory michael smith in yen tan aids drama film 1985

Reminding us at once how far we’ve come in terms of society’s view on sexuality yet that there is still change to be integrated, writer-director Yen Tan’s 1985 is a beautiful, poignant drama set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Slow burning, tonally and texturally stunning (the black-and-white palette evokes memories of the …

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transgender chest binder

Chest dysphoria is one of the most significant contributors to depression in transgender men. Most trans masculine people would prefer flat chests, not surprising in a world where people’s brains automatically gender someone based on physical outline. Many trans guys have such strong dysphoria regarding their chests that they cannot stand to look in the …

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alex nation and brooke blurton kiss on bachelor in paradise

Twitter users have praised Bachelor in Paradise after female contestants Alex Nation and Brooke Blurton share a passionate kiss on last night’s episode. The show is in its second week, and while both women have have also had connections with male suitors, Alex chose to use her date card to take out Brooke. “I know …

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Courtney Act has made history on last night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars by taking to the dancefloor as her male self. The Australian drag star and dance partner Joshua Keefe have topped the leaderboard repeatedly since the show began in late February. But on Monday night’s episode, Courtney danced as her male self, …

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Charles laughton in the hunchback of notre dame movie

English-American stage and film actor Charles Laughton struggled with his homosexuality because of a strict Catholic upbringing but found a sympathetic wife in Bride of Frankenstein actress Elsa Lanchester. One of Hollywood’s greatest character actors, his portrayal of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the outstanding roles from the Golden Age …

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Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has scored a nomination for a prestigious Peabody Award in the US for her Netflix special Nanette. Gadsby picked up the nomination in the Entertainment category for the acclaimed special, which brought her back from the brink of retirement to global fame. The Peabody Awards were established in 1940 and the awards …

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The sense of a feast and a rich antipasto platter of musical and visual artistry was the dominant impression of Opera Queensland’s new production of John Adams’ A Flowering Tree this month, writes reviewer Tim Passmore. The majestic concert staging of A Flowering Tree by Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan elegantly combined real-time performance …

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Spanish lesbian romance Carmen and Lola is one of the queer highlights at the upcoming Spanish Film Festival, returning to Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas next week. This year’s 22nd annual Spanish Film Festival features a curated program of 32 films from Spain and all around Latin America. Bilbao-born writer-director Arantxa Echevarría’s Carmen and Lola, which is …

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game of thrones loras and renly

By Stephen M Hornby, University of Salford Game of Thrones is back. The most-watched show from HBO in nearly half a century is in its home straight after seven years – and the last six episodes will be among the most expensive television ever made. Given the way the world of television is rapidly splintering …

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joshua hart brisbane wedding celebrant

“Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life,” says Brisbane marriage celebrant Joshua Hart. “As your celebrant, I will ensure that your ceremony reflects the couple you are. “Whether it be a small, intimate ceremony or a larger, formal ceremony, I will work with you to design this day, your way.” As a …

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