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Brisbane social group Wendybird have announced they’re moving their activities online to keep the community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. For five years, the Wendybird Collective have brought LGBTIQ community members together with monthly meetups and activities in New Farm and West End. But with the ongoing coronavirus situation forcing us to remain at home, …

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Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will today shut down for the first time in its history as the COVID-19 crisis grips Australia. On Sunday night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced pubs and clubs as well as many other businesses would shut down on Monday to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Sporties team announced “with mixed emotions …

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Brisbane Pride has announced that the long-running Queens Ball Awards event is postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen’s Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, held in Brisbane around June each year. The event awards outstanding achievements of more than a dozen individuals, organisations and groups in the …

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LGBTIQ nightclubs and bars across Australia have reacted to the federal government’s new coronavirus crowd bans, with some closing their doors indefinitely. On Wednesday (March 18), the federal government banned non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people as Australia responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Brisbane, The Sportsman Hotel said as of Wednesday they …

brisbane drag queen hovanna crown

HOvanna Crown grew up in the heart of Jimboomba. At school, she was bullied for being different but she never let that stop her from being in the limelight.  HOvanna and I go way back. We met at university over half a decade ago and let me tell you she’s come a long way. Using …

brisbane comedy festival cancelled

The Brisbane Comedy Festival has cancelled their final week of shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival made the announcement in a statement on Monday. “It is with a sad face and heavy heart we announce all remaining Brisbane Comedy Festival performances have been cancelled,” the organisers said. This is to meet the federal …

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Brisbane’s Stonewall Medical Centre has officially launched their new FAST sexual health testing. Stonewall has served the local LGBTIQ community for 25 years. The team now offer weekly Fast Access Sexual Testing (FAST) clinics for HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and Hepatitis A, B and C. The doctors running the program, Dr Hemming Lu and Dr …

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Labor’s Lord Mayoral candidate Pat Condren and Labor’s candidate for Central Ward, Judi Jabour today pledged to deliver a permanent rainbow crossing in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Judi Jabour told QNews, “From Sydney to San Diego. From Taipei to San Francisco. What do these internationally renowned cities have in common? Each has a rainbow …

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Read a good book lately? Or, do you want to meet new people? Then Brisbane book club Queer Readers might be for you. The book club has served the LGBTIQA+ community since it began in November 2007. Bonnie Pimm (pictured, left) is the group’s convener and she told QNews.com.au the Queer Readers are currently looking …

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