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Matthew Mitcham instagram

Matthew Mitcham has shared a series of snaps of his summer road trip with his Instagram followers, and the photos are making us very jealous. Early last month, the Olympic gold medalist wrote on Instagram that he and partner Luke are planning to move to the UK later in March, but first they were road-tripping …

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neighbours theme remix mardi gras

Aussie soap Neighbours has unveiled a remix of its theme tune in time for the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend. A large contingent of the cast and crew of the show will be taking part in this year’s parade for the first time. “We’ve only gone and given the Neighbours theme …

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rami malek bohemian rhapsody golden globes

Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be released in some Chinese cinemas, but reportedly with queer content and drug use censored. At least one minute of key footage in the film showing Mercury’s bisexuality are set to be cut, according to sources who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter, including kisses Rami Malek’s Mercury shares …

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has happily accepted his status as a gay icon, saying he’s “all for” tackling discrimination through storytelling. Jackman visited an Auckland university on Wednesday, where he sang with students and announced his upcoming world tour The Man. The Music. The Show. On the tour, the 50-year-old will perform songs from The Greatest Showman, …

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Lady Gaga oscars

Lady Gaga has sent a touching message of joy to Sydney Mardi Gras revellers ahead of this year’s festivities. Gaga was a standout at the 2019 Academy Awards earlier this week, winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for A Star is Born breakout song “Shallow” alongside co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Anthony Rossomando. …

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Active Pride speedos

Active Pride is an LGBTIQ clothing company on a mission — to motivate and inspire individuals to regularly exercise, live a healthy lifestyle, and of course, help give them the confidence to be whoever they want to be and greater than any challenge they face. Matt and Mitch from Active Pride are brothers, one gay …

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Married At First Sight Billy Vincent

One of the hunky new grooms from Married At First Sight stripped off last year for a nude charity calendar to raise money for men’s mental health. Billy Vincent entered the reality TV show as an “intruder” on Monday night, meeting and marrying his bride Susie at the altar. The 29-year-old personal trainer also appears …

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Becoming Colleen

Audiences can book now for a free screening of documentary Becoming Colleen as part of the 20th anniversary Brisbane Queer Film Festival. The film follows Colleen Young, a retired police officer from northern New South Wales who, after hiding her identity from friends and family for decades, has finally been able to become her true …

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Lady Gaga and Rami Malek Oscars 2019

Lady Gaga has won an Oscar for Best Original Song, while Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek took out Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards. Lady Gaga and co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando won the Best Original Song Oscar for A Star Is Born‘s breakout song “Shallow.” An emotional Gaga accepted the …

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freddie mercury and rami malek

By Laurie Marhoefer, University of Washington Millions of people will tune in to the Oscars to see Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, compete for best picture. There are already a lot of people cheering against it. Bohemian Rhapsody has been dogged by accusations of homophobia, and the film’s director, Bryan Singer, …

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BBC lgbt reporter Ben Hunte

BBC LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte has said he’s shocked about the level of homophobic and racist abuse he has received online since he started the new role at the broadcaster late last year. During a panel discussion during the UK’s National Student Pride, Hunte opened up about the negative reaction he had gotten since he …

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donor conception same-sex parents

I wrote a children’s book about donor conception in lesbian families. It was well-received other than a single persistent comment. “This is too much information for children.” Making the decision to conceive a child using a donor is significant. Some people choose known donors who have a role in their child’s life. Other people, including …

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taron egerton rocketman trailer

The first full trailer for long-awaited Elton John biopic Rocketman is here. Taron Egerton stars as the music icon and does his own singing in the film, which will explore the music icon’s early days at Royal Academy of Music in London and his subsequent rise to pop stardom. But Egerton has said that Rocketman …

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Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen has shared that his greatest regret in life was not coming out to his parents. McKellen was recently a guest on podcast David Tennant Does A Podcast With, and opened up about how he wished he could have told his parents – Denis and Margery – that he was gay before they …

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Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct after he claimed he suffered a homophobic and racist assault in Chicago last month. “Felony criminal charges have been approved by [Cook County State Attorney’s Office] against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report,” Chicago Police …

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Karl Lagerfeld

Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died in Paris at the age of 85 after a period of ill health. The German-born designer, who was the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label, was one of fashion’s most influential figures. He died on Tuesday morning after being admitted to hospital the previous …

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Dolly Pardon and Judy Orgle

Music icon  has hosed down long-standing rumours that she and childhood best friend Judy Ogle are a secret same-sex couple. Promoting the musical version of her iconic 1980 film 9 to 5 in the UK, the country music singer candidly answered questions about her career and personal life in an interview with The Sun. “People …

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Dancing With The Stars

Aussie drag star Courtney Act topped the leaderboard after performing on the first episode of Dancing With The Stars on Monday night. On last night’s debut episode, Courtney and dance partner Joshua Keefe slayed their routine to “Feel It Still” by Portugal The Man, scoring 23 out of 30 points. All three DWTS judges – …

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Sportsman Hotel in Brisbane

If you’re not travelling to Sydney for this year’s Mardi Gras parade, you’re invited to join in the celebrations at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel. Sporties is throwing a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 2, with free entry all night and a live stream of this year’s parade on the big screen from 6pm. The venue’s …

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Final Fantasy XIV

Australian gaymers have cheered the news that a float themed after online game Final Fantasy XIV will make its debut in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade. The float will be the fifth consecutive year that the Sydney Gaymers group, which has around 2,600 members, has participated in the annual parade, which will be held …

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Uber has chosen an inclusive heart as the symbol for a Valentine’s Day campaign in India to recognise the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling to decriminalize gay sex in the country. The transport service provider also added a rainbow background to its route map. The company announced the inclusive gesture via Twitter, urging everyone to express …

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Drag Race UK

UK talk show hosts Graham Norton and Alan Carr have been announced as judges on the upcoming UK spinoff of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The pair took to social media to share the exciting news, with Carr and Norton each posting a video. “Becoming part of the Drag Race family makes me ridiculously happy!” Norton said. …

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