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Actor Elliot Page and wife Emma Portner have split after three years of marriage. The pair released a joint statement today announced their split in the middle of last year. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” the pair said, according to People. …

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Footage of a packed Melbourne gay nightclub blasting Lady Gaga’s Chromatica has gone viral, sparking jealousy and anguish online among fans stuck in COVID-19 lockdowns overseas. Victorian Twitter user Matt posted the footage of Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica II” transitioning into “911” at Poof Doof, the Melbourne queer club night, on Monday night ahead of the …

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Three more legendary Queensland performers have been inducted into the Sportsman Hotel’s Drag Hall of Fame. Every year, the Brisbane venue bestows the honour on local drag queens and showgirls, recognising their contribution to the state’s drag culture and LGBTIQ community. On Saturday night (January 23), the Sportsman Hotel team inducted Tara Ra Boom Deay, …

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Queer representation in film and TV has thrived considerably in the last few years, and just weeks into 2021 we’ve been blessed with It’s A Sin. A five-part series from Queer As Folk creator Russell T Davies, this alternately joyous and heartbreaking drama will undoubtedly stand as one of the year’s finest productions. The series …

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YouTube superstar JoJo Siwa has said she’s “never ever been this happy” after coming out as queer to her millions of fans on social media. The 17-year-old singer, dancer and YouTube superstar first dropped hints in a TikTok video posted to her 31 million followers last week. In the video, she danced to Lady Gaga’s …

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Cabaret fans rejoice! QPAC’s sexy and stunning stage show Club Cremorne is back by popular demand from next week. The show premiered with a sold-out season last year, as one of QPAC’s first post-lockdown shows in their QPAC Unlocked program. Now from Thursday January 28, Club Cremorne is back. The stage show transforms the intimate …

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RuPaul and Michelle Visage have officially confirmed they’ll both appear on the long-awaited local spinoff, titled RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. A few weeks ago it emerged the show would begin production in New Zealand this month. Australian drag queens from over the country had flown over and were in quarantine with RuPaul. On Tuesday, …

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Bowled Over the dragumentary, coming to SBS this month, follows three drag queens from Taboo at North Ipswich Bowls Club over the course of a year. A decade ago, the Taboo monthly drag show rescued the bowls club from its financial woes. Bowled Over tells the stories of three queens from Taboo, each at a …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has cancelled its annual Party and several other events with large gatherings due to COVID-19. Mardi Gras made the announcement due to Sydney’s ongoing restrictions on gatherings and dancefloors. As a result, a range of the festival’s usual events won’t go ahead. The annual Party, as well as Laneway, …

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A new music video for Ellen Reed’s You Have Been Warned shows glorious footage of the Brisbane singer performing at YES!Fest, Canberra’s annual LGBTIQA+ street party. YES!Fest started spontaneously on the night of the marriage equality result in 2017 when some 6000 people descended on Canberra’s Lonsdale Street. It has since become an annual – …

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The Sportsman Hotel has revealed the names of the three local stars heading into its Queensland Drag Hall of Fame this month. The Drag Hall of Fame is located in the Lounge Bar of the Brisbane venue. Each year Sporties honours performers for their contribution to the Queensland drag scene and LGBTIQ community. And during …

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Jack Vidgen has claimed he knows of “about 10 or 12” male professional footballers who are gay in a candid conversation on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The 23-year-old singer discussed homosexuality and sport with former AFL stars Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and Travis Varcoe on Sunday night’s episode. However Vidgen said those …

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RuPaul has arrived in New Zealand and is quarantining ahead of the start of filming of RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia later this month. After a local version was first teased in 2019, production on the long-awaited Australian spinoff is finally beginning in COVID-free Auckland, New Zealand on January 29. A New Zealand government spokesperson told …

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With production of RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia getting underway soon, tongues are wagging and speculation is rife about who will take part. After a local version of the show was first teased in 2019, production on the long-awaited Aussie spinoff will finally begin in COVID-free Auckland, New Zealand in late January. Brisbane has an incredible …

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Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies’ new drama series It’s A Sin sheds light on the early days of the looming AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The five-part drama series follows the lives of young gay men Ritchie, Roscoe, and Colin who grow up in London over the course of the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. …

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The long-awaited spinoff RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia will begin filming this month in New Zealand, according to a report. In August 2019, word first emerged that an Australian spinoff of the drag juggernaut was in development. Australian drag performers soon began whispering about calls from producers. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. Now New Zealand …

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Brisbane NRLW star Ali Brigginshaw has tied the knot with her partner Kate Daly. The 31-year-old has captained the Broncos to back-to-back NRLW premiership wins in 2018, 2019 and 2020. And she capped off a big 2020 with the wedding on December 30. The happy couple shared the news and a series of beautiful “wife …

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A viral Instagram account naming and shaming gay American men for risky partying during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked backlash online. Worldwide, COVID-19 case numbers continue to skyrocket. Hospitalisations in the US are at record highs, while the UK heads into a strict third lockdown. Mid-last year, an anonymous person set up the Instagram account …

Bowled Over the dragumentary

Bowled Over, described as a ‘dragumentary’ and a ‘trip down a very (f)rocky road’, comes to SBS on 19 January. The documentary is the third episode of the series Untold Australia. Bowled Over tells the story of the North Ipswich Bowls Club, on the point of closure, until saved by a drag show. Nearly a …

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When hordes of people spend their New Year’s Eve watching a sewing bee, the seriousness of the pandemic becomes apparent. Rather than get sloshed, many Britons counted down to 2021 watching The Vivienne and other contestants make pantomime costumes. The Great British Sewing Bee began airing in Britain in 2013. A spin-off of The Great …

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The Masked Singer fans in the UK didn’t take long to uncover the identity of Dragon in the latest series. Six of the mystery singers performed in the first episode on Boxing Day. Dragon performed ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ from Toy Story. Despite the judges not identifying Dragon, they did argue over whether …

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Acclaimed indie feature Teenage Kicks just dropped on Netflix. The queer Aussie film stars Miles Szanto as a young man journeying through the minefield of adolescence. Teenage Kicks comes from filmmaking team, writer/director Craig Boreham and producer Annmaree J Bell. Miklos Varga is played by young up and coming actor Miles Szanto. In the film, …

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