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call me by your name movie oliver and elio

Author of acclaimed queer romance Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman, has announced a follow-up to his original 2007 novel will be published in October. Titled Find Me, American publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux said the novel will not only explore the future of the two protagonists but also Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, …

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drag race thailand kandy zyanide

Every drag queen wants to bring fire to the runway, but this is getting really out of hand. On the latest episode of Drag Race Thailand, contestant Kandy Zyanide shocked viewers by setting her outfit on fire. The drag queen sashayed down the main stage in a silver paper dress, took a lighter to her …

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ad astra kelly stage show

Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Ad Astra is the dedicated space of a theatre company passionate about creating performance work that delivers beyond expectations. It’s here that the iconic Australian story of Ned Kelly has been retold with an unexpected and creative twist in Matthew Ryan’s Kelly, writes Michael James. In the final hours before …

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Samira wiley in netflix series love death and robots

Netflix has denied a claim that its algorithms have tailored the episode order of a new series to users based on their perceived sexual orientation. Love, Death & Robots is a new anthology series recently released on the platform, which tells a variety of non-linear science fiction stories. Lukas Thomas from tech not-for-profit Out in …

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youtube star shane dawson and ryland adams

YouTube star Shane Dawson proposed to his boyfriend Ryland Adams on Tuesday after three years together. Dawson popped the question on the anniversary of their first date, and excitedly announced the news on Twitter. “HE SAID YES!!!!!!” he wrote, alongside three images of the romantic proposal as he got down on one knee in front …

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actor andrew rannells

Out Broadway actor Andrew Rannells has revealed in his memoir that he was sexual assaulted as a teen by a Catholic priest during confession. In an excerpt from the Girls and Book of Mormon star’s memoir Too Much Is Not Enough, published by Vulture, he details his experiences as an altar boy at his Jesuit …

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TV chef Kylie Kwong and wife Nell

Australian TV chef and cookbook author Kylie Kwong has announced that she and partner Nell got married last weekend. “Introducing you all to my beautiful, extraordinary, courageous, inspiring life-partner, Nell!” Kwong tweeted on Wednesday. “We got married on Sunday and we are SOOOOOOO HAPPY!” Australian media personalities congratulated the happy couple after Kwong posted a …

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Bullamakanka Pearl of the Outback

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, previously isolated gay communities in rural hamlets can now participate in their own small way in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QN Magazine’s regional Queensland correspondent Pearl of the Outback explains how. Mr Humphries recently hosted something the young folks call a Mardi Gras Watch Party. …

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us strongman rob kearney

Openly gay pro strongman Rob Kearney and his new husband Joey Aleixo have married in Melbourne, a day after Kearney won first prize at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sports festival. Kearney and Aleixo tied the knot beside Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne on Sunday, after Kearney’s win the previous day at the Arnold Australia Pro Strongman festival. …

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jk rowling albus dumbledore harry potter

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is facing a fresh barrage of memes from fans after a new revelation about beloved wizard Albus Dumbledore’s sex life went viral. In a special feature for the DVD and Blu-ray of latest film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Rowling explains of Dumbledore and Grindelwald, “Their relationship was incredibly …

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Queer Eye season 3 hero Jess

One of the highlights of the new series of Queer Eye – released on Netflix last Friday – is the story of the show’s first lesbian hero, the 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux. In her episode of the show, titled “Black Girl Magic”, Jess (pictured) tells the Fab Five she came out to her religious, adoptive family …

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Sam Smith non-binary

Sam Smith has revealed in a new interview that he does not identify with any one gender and considers himself non-binary and genderqueer. The singer has appeared on the first episode of actress Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews. In the candid half-hour interview, Smith discussed his relationship with his own body image …

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Brisbane photographer and producer Joel Devereux

Whether creating an opulent visual feast through the lens of his camera or devising singular and eclectic stage productions, Brisbane photographer and artist Joel Devereux displays his proficiency over a range of fields. QN Magazine contributor Wanda D’Parke spokes to Joel about his artistic inspirations, his love of burlesque, and what photoshoots with celebrities are …

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opera queensland a flowering tree

Opera Queensland will begin its 2019 season early next month with Patrick Nolan’s Helpmann Award winning production of A Flowering Tree. The melodic and contemporary love story by world renowned composer John Adams is performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Concert Hall from April 2 to 6. Inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A …

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the wizard of oz dorothy red slippers

By Marguerite Johnson and James Bennett, University of Newcastle The legendary film, The Wizard of Oz (1939) and the glorious, dazzling ruby slippers worn by its heroine, Dorothy Gale (played by Judy Garland), have long been symbols of hope – especially for the LGBT+ community. Last year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in …

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gogglebox wayne and tom

The producers of TV favourite Gogglebox are casting for two new households to join the show, and for the first time they’re looking for Queenslanders. Currently in its ninth season, Gogglebox Australia features a diverse range of personalities from differing backgrounds and ages who provide hilarious, heartwarming and sometimes emotional commentary on some of the …

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fantastic beasts crimes of grindelwald - albus dumbledore

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has confirmed that beloved wizard Albus Dumbledore had a sexual relationship with dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. The pair – played by Jude Law and Johnny Depp – both appeared in 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald but the film only alluded to their relationship, leaving fans wanting more. “Their …

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iggy azalea and vanessa vanjie mateo

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has taken to social media to tease an upcoming collaboration with RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Mayhem Miller. The rapper has been teasing her upcoming single “Sally Walker” – the first release from her second studio album In My Defense – on her Twitter account, and last weekend …

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rebel wilson isn't it romantic

The soft filter over New York City. The impossibly large apartment. The job you rarely attend, therefore making it near-impossible to afford said apartment. The sassy gay friend setting gay rights back a couple decades. These are the ingredients to nearly every rom-com that we can’t help but love and devour (despite knowing their massive …

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elton john concert

Elton John has announced that he will tell “the truth” about his life in a “no-holds-barred” autobiography this October. In a video posted to his Twitter account, John explained, “I can’t wait for you to read it, because it’s the truth… and so many books that have been written about me haven’t exactly been truthful.” …

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TBar Wendybird queer disco 80s

Tbar and Wendybird have announced they’ve joined forces to present all-inclusive, queer dance parties to unify and celebrate Brisbane’s queer community. The aim of the events is to provide safer places for our queer family who are most marginalised (trans, queer, non-binary, femme, POC, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mob and migrant …

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Marvel the eternals comic book art

Marvel’s production chief Victoria Alonso has said the “world is ready” for an openly gay superhero to soar in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was reported this week that Marvel Studios are actively looking for an gay-identifying actor to play a gay character in the upcoming movie The Eternals, based on the Marvel comic …

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