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Lesbian women becoming a parent Dr Andy Stamatiou

By Dr Andy Stamatiou Most women plan to have a child at some stage in their lives. For lesbian women, this is no different. Thankfully, science, through intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination), has allowed the process to be more accessible and safe. Donor sperm may be sourced from a known donor or an anonymous donor. This …

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Peter Allen festival

Tenterfield might be best known for its shining star, Peter Allen, who put this town on the map. But during the inaugural Peter Allen Festival this September, there’ll be plenty to see and do while you’re in the region – a lot more than you would have thought. While you’re in town and taking a …

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Cher Australian Tour

The unstoppable Cher is returning to Australia this September for her first Queensland show in more than a decade. The gay icon helped revellers celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary but her upcoming Brisbane concert will be her first since her “Living Proof” farewell tour in 2005. On her Here We Go Again tour, fans …

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family building

If you’re a gay couple and have made the decision to start a family but aren’t sure where to begin, Brisbane fertility speciality Dr Andy Stamatiou has the answers. Dr Stamatiou, from LGBTIQ-friendly fertility practice Genesis Women’s Health, shares the important steps you require to start your family-building journey. There are three key elements you …

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Prep

Amidst all the press releases and updates on PrEP and HIV, there’s one group that may sometimes miss out, or may think the message is not for them, and that’s transgender folk. Often it can seem like all the talk around HIV prevention is aimed squarely at cis guys who have sex with guys, but …

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Stomp

The stage show Stomp is returning to Australia for the first time in five years. Australian audiences will be able to see Stomp’s signature high-octane mix of ensemble choreography, industrial percussion, and continuous comedy. But the show contains no lyrics, with eight performers using nothing but a range of ordinary objects to create music. Everything …

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Pam Ann

She’s the crass talking, take-no-prisoners air hostess, who has fought and air-f#$ked her way to the top of the comedy circuit. For over 20 years, air hosties have loved her and the gays have wanted to be her. She’s worked and recorded material for British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Jet Blue and American Airlines. …

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DocQ

Did you know that the influenza world pandemic of 1918 killed more people than the entire First World War? Nearly 40 million people died from the flu virus and its complications, and most of the victims were young people, because they were the people most likely to catch it, being out and about. You see, …

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Tropical Fruits

Lismore-based LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits has come a long way in 30 years. The group are a community not-for-profit organisation delivering inclusive events and social activities to ensure the Northern Rivers’ LGBTIQ community have a “safe, fun and inclusive” place to call home. The Tropical Fruits flagship New Year’s Eve Festival began 30 years ago, …

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Gluten Free expo

The mouth-watering tastes of the Gluten Free Expo are returning to Brisbane this year, bigger and better than ever. The 12th annual Gluten Free Expo offers visitors a great opportunity to discover, taste and buy everything new in gluten-free foods, including dozens of the country’s favourite gluten-free producers, cooking demonstrations, children’s entertainment, as well as …

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Kylie Minogue Tribute

As Kylie Minogue’s Australian fans eagerly await the announcement of a local tour, the next best thing is coming to Queensland. For 15 years, Australian entertainer Lucy Holmes (pictured) has toured the world impersonating the iconic singer in her tribute show 100% Kylie, a faithful recreation of an authentic Kylie concert. The 100% Kylie Greatest …

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4Seasons

Brisbane is a melting pot of arts and culture, always ready to offer something unique and different to our local audience and premiering this June will be another fantastic experience. From the 14th of June, Queensland’s critically acclaimed Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) unite to present the Australian …

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Tully Movie

As a filmmaker Jason Reitman hasn’t had the most consistent streak. For every lauded production like Up in the Air and the Oscar-winning Juno, there are lesser features such as Labor Day and the ensemble Men, Women & Children. Thankfully his latest effort, Tully, is firmly placed amongst the higher quality titles in his catalogue. …

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lesbian Mother's Day

“Happy Mother’s Day!” Around this time of year, the shops are brightened with pink cards, soaps, and boxes of chocolate. It’s the day set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the motherhood journey and the unique sacrifices that parents make in the pursuit of greater things—the wellbeing of their children. I have always wanted children. Like …

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Cricket Ball

Most young men would not consider themselves at risk of cancer of any sort, so it might surprise you to know that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 20 to 34. The outcome is usually positive, with 95% of guys surviving, but of course that only happens if you get diagnosed …

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Gavin Roach

Gavin Roach has been a powerhouse of one-man theatre since 2011’s smash-hit Confessions of a Grindr Addict. Roach’s subsequent shows—Any Womb Will Do and I Can’t Say the F Word—have celebrated sold-out seasons as well as hugely successful national and international tours. His latest offering, The Measure of a Man, forms an integral part of …

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Aladdins Antiques

Over close to four decades, Aladdins Antique and Collectibles Fair has established itself as the biggest and best marketplace of eclectic and one-of-a-kind treasures in Brisbane. Held four times a year at its longtime home in Windsor, the fair attracts thousands of people – avid collectors and casual visitors alike – on the hunt for …

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Australia gay conversion

By Marguerite Johnson and James Bennett, University of Newcastle Less than six months after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage, the topic of gay conversion “therapy” reared its head in Victoria. A proposal to debate the so-called treatment at the Liberal Party’s State Council was quashed by party president, Michael Kroger. The debate was to include discussion …

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2018 Eurovision

The glitterfest is upon us, the wind machine is set to roar and flame pots are primed for ignition. Eurovision—a camp event that has been going longer than the venerable Brisbane Queens’ Ball—is the “World Cup of Pop Music”, a sports event for people that aren’t into sport. Blair Martin, Brisbane radio station 4ZZZ’s roving …

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Brazilian Beauty

Finding the perfect thing to get Mum for Mother’s Day can be exhausting. There’s only so many gift vouchers, candles and flowers you can get her before it starts to feel a little overdone. Sometimes it’s more interesting to find a different experience, something that will make her feel just a bit more special and …

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Sunshine Coast Pride

Sunshine Coast Pride Festival hostess Melony Brests has declared this year’s Fair Day a huge success. A large crowd of locals and visitors gathered at the events’s new home at Quota Park at Nambour on Saturday for a day of entertainment and celebration of the region’s LGBTIQ community. “Personally, I think it was our best …

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Avengers infinity war

4.5 stars In some ways writing a review on Avengers: Infinity War seems almost redundant as it’s the type of film that has a devoted audience so built-in that there’s no need to read someone’s thoughts to convince you otherwise on its worth. That being said, my line of work means I am fortunate (privileged …

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