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Cher knows you want to see her on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and has declared that she’ll have to appear alongside longtime friend Mama Ru. “I’m going to have to go on it at some point,” Cher told Entertainment Weekly. Cher said she’s well aware of fans’ “amazing” hunger for her to appear on the show. …

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Brisbane Pride is accepting nominations for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, to be handed out at the event’s 60th anniversary year. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. This year the gala event is returning to Brisbane City Hall on June 19 for its Diamond Jubilee. Each year, the Ball …

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Chances are if you opened Facebook in the last three years you experienced the screeching ball of profanity, blonde wigs and sexual innuendo that is Christian Hull. Now Hull has told his story in memoir Leave Me Alone, a no holds barred account of his life and also his rise to fame. Almost overnight, the …

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Streaming service Stan has released the first full trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under ahead of its premiere next month. The long-awaited eight-episode local version of the show sashays onto our screens in just a few weeks on Saturday, May 1. And the new trailer gives us an early look at our Aussie and …

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Former US Bachelor star Colton Underwood has come out as gay in an interview on US television, saying he “hated himself for a long time”. The reality TV star and former NFL player told Good Morning America he came to terms with his sexuality earlier this year and was now ready to tell people. “This …

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Queer Eye star Tan France announced he and his husband Rob are expecting their first child together. The Queer Eye star and his husband, Rob France, both announced on Instagram they’re expecting their first child via surrogate. “So happy to finally share that WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!” he wrote on Instagram on a photoshopped snap …

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Actor and cabaret star Alan Cumming says his curated program for the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a “cabaret love letter” to Australia. After last year’s online offerings, the long-running event is returning to Adelaide Festival Centre live in June. More than 180 artists are putting on 105 performances over 12 days and nights from …

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Highly anticipated gay drama Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as long-term partners, is in Australian cinemas this week. The film follows Tusker (Tucci) and Sam (Firth) as they travel across country in an old RV visiting old friends and places from their past. The couple make the road trip after Tusker receives an …

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Actor and Instragam star Leslie Jordan has opened up about the joys and pitfalls of his newfound, post-COVID social media fame. The actor is known for his roles as Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace and multiple characters on American Horror Story. But he became an unexpected lifeline for all of us last year with …

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A new American reboot of Russell T. Davies’ iconic TV series Queer As Folk is coming. US streaming service Peacock has greenlit an eight-episode “reimagining” of the original groundbreaking British series, set in America. Creator Stephen Dunn is developing the new project, which has been in development since 2018. The new series follows a diverse …

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Australian DJ Tigerlily and other local talents are joining Jack Vidgen and Sheldon Riley on the lineup of the Out ‘n’ Proud festival, launching on the Sunshine Coast. The brand new festival will take over Caloundra’s Kings Beach, 90 minutes north of Brisbane, on June 19, 2021. “I’m super excited to be coming up to …

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The wait is almost over for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under to hit TV screens, with the series premiering in just a few weeks time. Streaming service Stan announced on Thursday that the new eight-episode series will sashay onto Australian screens on Saturday, May 1. The Australian and New Zealand spinoff of the show filmed …

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Two actors on Neighbours have come forward with allegations of racism and homophobia behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap. Aboriginal actor Shareena Clanton took to Instagram to detailed allegations of “overt and covert racism” on the Channel 10 series. In Clanton’s Instagram post, she claimed the n-word was said openly twice, to laughter. She also witnessed a …

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Australian tennis champ Sam Stosur has shared the backstory behind her late-night decision to go public with her relationship with long-time partner Liz Astling in 2019. Stosur (above right) spoke with journalist Neroli Meadows on sports podcast Ordineroli Speaking about coming out after the 2019 Newcombe Medal tennis awards. That night, Stosur acknowledged Liz in …

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Actress Ruby Rose has recalled a brutal homophobic attack by her schoolmates that left her hospitalised as a young teenager. Ruby shared with the Guardian the physical and verbal bullying she suffered at school after coming out at a young age. At the time, Rose was living with her single mum Katia in Australia. She …

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Kate Winslet said she sadly knows of gay actors in Hollywood hiding their sexuality out of fear they won’t get cast in straight roles. The actress revealed she knows at least four actors who are fearful of coming out in part due to persistent stigma in the film industry. “I cannot tell you the number …

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Michael James visits the last video store in Australia on its final night of trading. Yes. It’s Two Man Tarantino by Christopher Wayne, creator of The Naked Magicians. Filing into Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre, we discover the stage transformed. It’s littered with clearance racks, stacks of long-forgotten discs and harsh branding reminiscent of old-time video …

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Lil Nas X plunges down the longest stripper pole in history for some lapdancing in hell in the video for his latest track ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’. The ‘Old Town Road’ singer seduces Satan with a lapdance though without a happy ending for the dark overlord. Scroll down for the video of MONTERO …

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Brisbane audiences are embracing Queensland Theatre Company’s production of Triple X with Glace Chase. The play is wowing the critics and audiences are loving it, showing an appetite for provocative theatre that also entertains. Scroll down for Glace Chase interview Triple X tells the story of a ‘straight Wall Street’ bro who has an affair …

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Hey Kitty Girl! A feline drag queen has served hundreds of iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race looks to her thousands of Instagram followers with the help of her owner. Leila the cat, who is 17-years-old, has reached 160,000 Instagram followers with the help of New York designer and owner Lynzie Rogers and her friend John Jeffords. …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has denied two Pride in Protest members were stood down from the Mardi Gras board over the activist group’s protest march. Alex Bouchet (pictured above) and Charlie Murphy are both members of activist group Pride in Protest and Mardi Gras board directors. On the day of the relocated official …

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An international All Stars edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race is reportedly in the works, with queens from the show’s worldwide spinoffs to compete. UK’s The Sun reported the new spinoff is in development. Drag Race UK stars Baga Chipz and Blu Hydrangea will allegedly go head-to-head on the new show’s first season. Baga and Blu …

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