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Most readers will not know the name Laurie Deane. However, most over 25 years of age, know of Dame Sybil von Thorndyke, legendary founder, hostess and director for forty years of Brisbane’s Annual Queens Birthday Ball, now the longest running gay event in the world. A sensationalist tabloid once breathlessly reported that Laurie Deane lived …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby announced she will bring her new stand-up show Douglas to QPAC in Brisbane next January. Douglas is named after the Tasmanian-born comic’s dog and premiered in Melbourne in March. The comedian is touring the show in the US until July. And on Tuesday, Gadsby announced two new more shows for Melbourne and …

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Brisbane Catholic schools’ use of gender-neutral descriptions of God during prayer has infuriated “religious freedom” campaigner Lyle Shelton. Shelton was responding to a Courier-Mail report that schools are replacing terms such as “Lord”, “Father”, and “Son” with terms like “Creator”, “Godself”, and “the Holy Spirit”. For instance, Stuartholme in Toowong has replaced the word “himself” …

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Jack the Landscaper from Brisbane city landscapes talks to Pride Business Network  Jack Blair-Swannell grew up in Brisbane around beautiful gardens. He saw the joy they brought to people’s lives, and it fed his own passion for landscaping. As an adult, he studied landscaping and construction and became Jack the Landscaper. He brings both those skills …

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Brisbane’s Rainbow Hub is a social group offering international queer students in Brisbane a safe, happy space. At the Hub, students can celebrate identity and diversity without discrimination or judgement. Students will join the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade this year. Together with regular events at the Hub, the students participate in large social events throughout the …

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Stage, screen and television star Megan Hilty will return to QPAC in Brisbane next month with a brand-new show and a 40-piece orchestra. Megan first found fame on Broadway as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Television audiences discovered her in the musical drama Smash about a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. …

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Rainbow Families Queensland are hosting a family-friendly disco in Brisbane next month to fundraise for the group. The all-ages event will offer music, games, face painting, a jumping castle, and a sausage sizzle to keep children of all ages entertained. Local performer Busty Beatz, known for her work in Brisbane’s cabaret scene, will be on …

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Judges have chosen a portrait depicting the internal struggle of LGBTIQ Pacific Islander people as winner of the MELT Festival Portrait Prize. Brisbane photographer Dan Molloy’s Silenced in the Shadows was named Judge’s Choice at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday night. He won a $1000 prize. Molloy (pictured) photographed Stevie for the portrait, who identifies as …

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