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Queer As Folk UK cast

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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Brisbane Powerhouse’s MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture has raised the curtain on its 2021 program ahead of the festival in May. The festival is returning for its sixth year from Thursday, May 20 to Sunday, May 30. MELT’s 2021 program, unveiled today, features more than 15 events over 11 days. The lineup spans …

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Triple X with its eye-popping sex scenes and frank dialogue threatens to challenge society’s perception of love. Glace Chase stars in (and wrote) this first trans love story to brave the Australian mainstage. Triple X is on at Queensland Theatre’s Bille Brown Theatre throughout March. And the reviews are unanimous. Triple X is a 5 …

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Elliot Page has opened up about his gender identity journey in his first interview since coming out as trangender last December. The Juno and Inception actor spoke to TIME magazine after coming out as transgender last December. Page spoke of his struggle with his gender identity stretched back to childhood, as early as age nine. …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty Courtney Act has weighed in on Drag Race Down Under and also spilled some behind-the-scenes tea on the show. Courtney, who appeared on Drag Race season 6 and was runner-up, co-hosts the podcast Brenda, Call Me with drag BFF Vanity Faire. On the newest episode, the pair discussed the upcoming Aussie …

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Elton John has called out Pope Francis and the Vatican for its “hypocrisy” over rejecting blessings for same-sex marriages in the Catholic church. This week, the Vatican’s top orthodoxy office formally responded to a question on whether Catholic priests can bless same-sex unions. The official response, approved by Pope Francis, declares priests can’t bless same-sex …

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Married At First Sight Australia viewers have panned the reality show after its first bisexual groom was outed at his wedding in Monday night’s episode. Last night 29-year-old Brisbane man Liam Cooper and bride Georgia Fairweather entered the show as intruders and tied the knot. The Channel Nine show’s other couples also attended their wedding. …

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Brisbane Pride has announced the long-running Queens Ball Awards event is returning to City Hall in June for its diamond jubilee. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. And this year the iconic event is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Last year, the 59th annual ceremony moved online due to COVID-19. …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under star Scarlet Adams has issued an apology after photos of her wearing blackface resurfaced. On Friday, Indigenous drag performer Felicia Foxx posted the photos of Scarlet to Instagram, criticising the Perth drag queen’s previous racist costumes. “I apologise in advance as some of this content can be distressing. I deeply …

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Rainbow Chess comes to Rainbow Beach this May when Team Rainbow Inc presents the inaugural Rainbow Chess Competition. Besides the chess, visitors can view the famous coloured sands, grab a selfie at the Rainbow Stairway or take a vehicular ferry to World Heritage K’Gari (Fraser Island). The day-long event on 29 May offers an opportunity …

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