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Jeremy Clarkson Blasted For 'Homophobic' Jokes About Sydney Jeep Drivers

British pop star Will Young has slammed Jeremy Clarkson and the hosts of motoring TV series The Grand Tour for “pathetic” and “homophobic” jokes. The former Pop Idol winner, who is openly gay, took offense at the hosts who made a series of jokes that stereotyped Jeep Wranglers as being a gay car, and questioned …

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drag race werq the world

The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race are coming to Brisbane for the Werq The World tour and the official after party is at The Beat Megaclub in Fortitude Valley. The queens of Drag Race will perform to a sell-out crowd at QPAC on Wednesday (February 6), with live performances by Asia O’Hara, Eureka, Naomi Smalls …

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LGBTIQ tv characters

Aussie soap Neighbours is set to shoot scenes at this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The show’s production company, Fremantle, said Neighbours stars would appear on a float in the Parade and the long-running soap would also shoot scenes during festivities for a storyline that will feature in upcoming episodes. …

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Ian Thorpe ryan Channing Instagram

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed he and boyfriend Ryan Channing’s plans to become dads. Thorpe started dating Channing three years ago and have spoken previously about their plans for fatherhood. Now the couple have revealed they’re in the early stages of planning a pregnancy via a surrogate mum in the US, after Channing was …

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Rupaul's Drag Race Star Kameron Michaels Headed For Brisbane

After sold out shows in the USA, the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are making their Australian debut in the 2019 Werq The World Tour, hosted by Michelle Visage. QN Magazine spoke to season 10 finalist Kameron Michaels ahead of the tour’s Brisbane stop at QPAC on February 6. There’s a lot of fierce queens …

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poof doof melbourne

Melbourne gay club night Poof Doof has published an updated, inclusive brief for its photographers, after a former set of instructions drew outrage for excluding certain body types and women. Poof Doof shared its new policy changes on its Facebook page, writing that “a lot has changed since we formed in 2011 and our goal …

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Lady Gaga had hit out at US President Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence during a concert in Las Vegas last weekend. Gaga stopped during Million Reasons at her Vegas residency show Enigma to call out both leaders for the government shutdown and Pence’s anti-LGBTIQ views. “If the fucking president of the United …

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Single Asian Female

Michelle Law’s incisive and hilarious comedy Single Asian Female, tackling race and gender in contemporary Australia, is back. And this time Law, who starred in TV’s Homecoming Queens and co-wrote the book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say with her brother Benjamin Law, is taking a starring role in the production herself. Single Asian Female premiered at La …

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Alfie Arcuri wants to compete at Eurovision 2019

Australian musos Tania Doko, Ella Hooper and Alfie Arcuri have been named as the final three contestants competing to represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Alfie won The Voice Australia in 2016 and is no stranger to Brisbane audiences, with performances at Brisbane’s Big Gay Day last year and the Sparkle in the …

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Married At First Sight

The new season of reality show Married At First Sight won’t feature a same-sex wedding because of a lack of LGBTIQ applicants, Channel Nine has said. More than 10,000 desperate singles applied but only around 20 of them were LGBTIQ Australians, meaning producers struggled to find same-sex couples to be paired by the show’s trio …

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Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner has not shied away from the ongoing #10YearChallenge social media trend, proudly sharing her transformation on Instagram and being declared the winner by her followers. On her Instagram post, Caitlyn encouraged everyone to be true to themselves. “Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge Be authentic to yourself!” Caitlyn wrote. For the star’s photo taken …

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The creators of Family Guy have let the world know that they will not be taking jabs at gay people anymore in the most humorous way possible. On Sunday’s “Trump Guy’ episode, Family Guy’s Peter Griffin can be heard saying that they are trying to phase out jokes directed to the LGBTIQ community. A character …

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The Weeknd

Singer The Weeknd has copped criticism for including homophobic lyrics in his new track. The singer recently released Lost in the Fire, a collaboration with French producer Gesaffelstein, but the content of one of the track’s verses didn’t sit well with fans and followers on social media. In the song’s sexually explicit second verse, The …

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Organisers say Cairns’ first “drag school” was such a success last year that it will return in 2019 to train a new group of budding drag performers. Late last year, community group Cairns Drag partnered with the Queensland AIDS Council to run an eight week series of free drag workshops, where a group of budding …

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Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert has confirmed that he did make a cameo in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. In a tweet plugging the upcoming digital release of the film, Lambert shared a photo of himself in costume in the small – but important – role in the film. During a montage in the film, the singer played …

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Benjamin Law season 3 of the family law on SBS

Benjamin Law’s SBS series The Family Law will break new ground with its central character’s coming out story in its final season, starting tonight. Created and co-written by the journalist and author (pictured, centre), the acclaimed show is loosely based on Law’s memoir of the same name and is a coming-of-age story told through the …

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Netflix has pulled production of an upcoming drama series from North Carolina over anti-gay legislation on the US state’s books, the show’s creator has said. Instead, the streaming service is expected to take the North Carolina-set drama OBX to neighbouring South Carolina instead, local media reported. OBX creator Jonas Pate, who grew up in North …

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Becoming Colleen

Queer Screen has announced the full lineup for this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019, featuring screenings of more than 100 shorts and feature films this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. Festival Director Lisa Rose said this year’s event is asking cinemagoers to “Embrace Your Story”. “With this year’s program we are owning …

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Actor comedian Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart has ruled out coming back on board as host of the Oscars ceremony next month. The US comedian and actor pulled out of the hosting gig in December amid controversy over past homophobic tweets. Hart suggested he may return to the role in a controversial appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show late last …

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midsumma festival 2019

Melbourne’s queer Midsumma Festival will for the first time open with a a special one-day event exploring ideas of consent in LGBTI, queer and ally communities. The inaugural festival will explore consent in relationships, workplaces, and in health, through in-depth panel discussions, workshops, performances and more. Brodie Turner from MEAN Projects coordinated the event with …

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rami malek bohemian rhapsody golden globes

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has won two major awards at the 76th annual Golden Globes. The film won top award Best Motion Picture – Drama, as well as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for lead actor Rami Malek’s performance as the band’s iconic frontman Freddie Mercury. Accepting the award …

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Jamie Lee Curtis with Sara Cunningham

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is planning to tell the story of an American woman who went viral for her heartfelt offer to be a “stand-in mum” at the weddings of same-sex couples whose parents have refused to attend. Last September, Oklahoma mum Sara Cunningham took to Facebook to make the offer. “PSA. If you need a …

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