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The first episodes of Australian comedian Josh Thomas’ new US series Everything’s Gonna Be Okay landed today. In the drama/comedy series, Josh plays Nicholas, an Aussie who is in the US visiting his dad and teenage half-sisters Genevieve and Matilda. But after his dad’s sudden death, Nicholas becomes guardian to the two girls and must …

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Coming up next weekend, two Brisbane drag queen mega-events will raise funds for Australian bushfire relief. The Bushfire Relief Extravaganza at the Wickham of 24 January and also the Fire Relief Fund for First Nation Communities ALL DAY Gatho at The Stand on 26 January will both offer the opportunity to enjoy some great drag …

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Married At First Sight will feature its first ever lesbian couple this year. Melbourne personal trainer Amanda Micallef and Tash Herz said “I do” at their wedding ceremony last September, during the show’s filming. Amanda describes herself as a “strength, physique and mindset coach” on Instagram. She has her own personal training business, Divine Physiques …

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Youtuber Nikkie De Jager (NikkieTutorials) uploaded a video earlier today revealing she’s transgender. The beauty guru said the revelation comes after she received threats of blackmail from people in the community. But Nikkie quite literally gave them the finger as she candidly disclosed she is transgender to her viewers. “I want to start the year …

Miriam Margolyes

The amazing Miriam Margolyes stole the show yet again in an appearance on The Graham Norton Show in Britain. The dual British-Australian citizen appeared on the show to promote her new role in Call the Midwife. Miriam Margolyes is, of course, avowedly without filter. When receiving her Australian citizenship certificate from Julia Gillard a few …

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Boy George has hit back at Twitter users this week who have accused him of being transphobic.  The Culture Club singer posted an umprompted tweet on Tuesday saying people should leave their “pronoun’s (sic) at the door”. When one follower asked: “Do you not know what the f*** pronouns are?” George answered: “A modern form …

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Madame Tussauds in London has thrown some serious shade at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And it was all done via Twitter.  Yesterday news broke Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be stepping away from their royal duties to spend more time in North America. Apparently, not even the Queen herself knew of the couple’s …

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True History of the Kelly Gang, the latest cinematic take on Ned Kelly and his infamous gang, sees the iconic Aussie bushrangers frocked up. Scroll down for movie trailer No doubt the outrage merchants are champing at the bit. It will gift Margaret Court material for her next sermon. Here comes yet another opportunity to …

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A judge has ruled a film portraying Jesus as gay must be taken down from streaming service Netflix in Brazil. The First Temptation of Christ caused chaos in the country, infuriating local Christians. Vigilantes even fire-bombed the production company with Molotov cocktails back in December. A petition to axe the film was created late last …

I knew I was gay the second I saw Debbie Thornberry surfing in khakis, her long blonde hair blowing in the wind. Something in her attitude just clicked inside me and I wanted to be just like her. Turns out, I was just into her. Below is a list of iconic cartoon characters who shaped …

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Gender-obsessed lobby group Binary Australia has slammed cosmetics brand Olay for a recent ad featuring a male beauty vlogger. The campaign features Brisbane social media personality Michael Finch, who was spruiking the brand’s Regenerist Whip cream in a Facebook post. Binary Australia CEO Kirralie Smith told supporters she’d seen the “radical” and “ridiculous” ad and …

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Sir Elton John has pledged to donate $1 million to the Australian bushfire relief efforts. The British music icon announced the donation at his concert at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday. Elton John praised the efforts of Australia’s firefighters, battling catastrophic blazes across the country. “You should all be in awe of the work …

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Aussie singer Jack Vidgen has impressed judge Simon Cowell with an appearance on competition show America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The new series features 40 singers who have competed on their home countries’ versions of the show. At the end, one will be crowned the global winner. Vidgen delivered a powerful performance of Lauren Daigle’s …

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QNews.com.au contributor Peter Gray takes a look back at four of last year’s cinema outings that honoured the queer community in their own unique way. Booksmart The ad campaign for Olivia Wilde’s debut feature Booksmart indicated this would be a gender-swapped take on Seth Rogen’s cult 2007 comedy Superbad, however it is so much more! Yes, …

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Actress Kate McKinnon has given a moving speech as she presented her idol Ellen DeGeneres with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globe Awards. McKinnon presented the comedian and longtime talk show star with the Carol Burnett Award for Achievement in Television, honouring “outstanding contributions on or off the screen.” In a moving speech, …

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A sickening lineup of drag superstars will be death dropping for the gods down under in the new RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World stage show. Werq the World is the globe’s largest touring drag show, and it’s returning to Australia and New Zealand in February. The all-new production is stopping in Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, …

Dracula

The BBC’s new blood-soaked and high camp Dracula premiered last night to universal praise. Starring Danish actor Claes Bang as the Count and Dolly Wells as Sister Agatha, the writers of the three-part series drummed up pre-broadcast publicity by announcing a homoerotic element to the production. Scroll down for trailer Some speculate, of course, on …

ChillOut

First, they told us about their attempt to break the record for the world’s largest human rainbow. Now ChillOut Festival wants to smash the world record for the Longest Line of Dancing Drag Queens. If that’s not enough, they want those drag queens dressed as Dolly Parton. Now, we have no idea what the record …

Wendel Rosevear

The PRIDE eARTSHOW ending at midnight 31 December 2019 aims to raise money for Men Affected by Rape and Sexual-abuse (M.A.R.S.). The show features 10 limited edition prints of a photograph of Dr. Wendel Rosevear O.A.M, M.B.,B.S. Dip.RACOG. FRACGP.J.P. (Qual.) by Andrew Costi. Dr. Wendel Rosevear Raised a Seventh Day Adventist, Wendel Rosevear’s mother could …

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Namsa Leuba’s latest photo series illustrates the diversity of gender identity in French Polynesia. Namsa photographed both ‘mahu’ (effeminate men) and “rae rae” (transgender) subjects of Tahiti’s famous ‘third sex’ for Illusions: The Myth of the ‘Vahine’ through Gender Dysphoria. Inspired by the paintings of Paul Gauguin, Namsa’s work challenges gender norms. Gauguin depicted Tahitian …

Tropical Fruits NYE 2020

This year, Tropical Fruits decided to add more to Australia’s greatest NYE party. The legendary Tropical Fruits NYE always provides something special and to welcome in 2020, the Fruits wanted the party of a lifetime. So, in late news, they added something special for their Fruity Family… a runway smack bang in the middle of …

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It’s Christmas. It’s hot. We should all get busy cleaning up the house or the yard or ourselves. But hey! New Year’s is just around the corner. We can make resolutions to do all that shit next Christmas. Meanwhile, many of us will head to cinemas to enjoy the latest Xmas releases. So, what’s on …

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