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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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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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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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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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Queensland Police have slammed former Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton after he announced “a sneaky run” across the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The conservative Christian activist posted coastal snaps to Twitter on Saturday (January 2), claiming to have made a “sneaky run across the border and back. Avoided the CCP [Chinese …

There are places to go in Queensland this New Year’s Eve from the bottom to the top. Cornucopia on Mount Tamborine, STARDUST at Sporties and DJ Dolly Llama at Turtle Cove. Or, for the stay-at-homes, Kylie Minogue will help you see in NYE 2021 with a live-streamed concert. Not to mention the epic drag battle …

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Brisbane drag and burlesque club night Rumble is getting supersized this New Years Eve with an epic drag battle royale at Fortitude Music Hall. The contenders will go head-to-head in the post-apocalyptic Thunderdome through several rounds of amazing performances, hilarious games and improvisation. Rumble, produced by Brisbane’s Joel Devereux, has been running in Fortitude Valley …

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The team behind Queensland LGBTIQ+ arts and culture extravanganza, the MELT Festival, have announced the date the event will return in 2021. The annual 12-day festival was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during a bruising year for Australia’s entire arts industry. But the Brisbane Powerhouse’s extravaganza of queer theatre, cabaret, music, art, storytelling …

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Brisbane drag performers Johnny Valkyrie and Dwayne Hill are suing Lyle Shelton for $20,000 after he declared they and their Drag Storytime library events are “dangerous” to children. The pair want $10,000 each in compensation and a public apology from Shelton. The conservative Christian commentator is the former leader of the Australian Christian Lobby. They …

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A gay Brisbane man who lives with deafness and autism spectrum disorder has told a Royal Commission of the challenges he’s had coming out and facing discrimination at work. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is currently underway. This week, seventeen witnesses are speaking about their experiences in …

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