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melt festival 2019 portrait prize dan molloy pacific islander brisbane powerhouse

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 …

brisbane la boite theatre company qut romeo and juliet

Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company in partnership with QUT, presents a 21st century re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet. The production takes no prisoners in this tale of star-crossed lovers, under the gripping direction of Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. Directed by Todd MacDonald and edited with Lucas Stibbard the re-imagining of the enduring tragedy …

queensland police service lgbti officers ben bjarnesen

The Queensland Police Service has released a new video following the day-to-day work of three QPS officers who are also members of the LGBTIQ community. The 15-minute “One step better” video builds on the QPS’ 2017 video “It gets better” which shared powerful personal stories of QPS staff coming out as LGBTIQ at work. The …

federal election 2019 brisbane Liberal MP Trevor Evans, Labor candidate Paul Newbury and Greens candidate Andrew Bartlett

QN Magazine asked each of the candidates for the seat of Brisbane, “If elected to represent Brisbane at the 2019 Federal Election, what specific commitments can you make to the LGBTIQ voters of that electorate to work towards the improvement of their lives?” See their responses below. Trevor Evans, Liberal Since I was elected to …

metro arts house of mirrors and hearts musical brisbane

House of Mirrors and Hearts (HOMAH) is a new musical fresh from the UK. Dr Dan Jess, artistic director of Kleva Hive, the new Brisbane based independent production company launching the musical’s Australian premiere says, “If Sondheim & Jason Robert Brown had a musical love-child, this’d be it.” “House of Mirrors and Hearts is thrilling, …

brisbane hustlers rugby team the wickham rugger bugger

Brisbane’s gay and inclusive rugby club the Hustlers are holding their annual striptease fundraiser this weekend to help them raise money for their club and the upcoming Purchas Cup. The rugby team will show some skin as they take over the beer garden of The Wickham in Fortitude Valley this Saturday night (May 11) at …

the wickham idahobit brisbane hustlers brisbane tritons

Community events are planned across the state to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Friday, May 17. IDAHOBIT is recognised every year on May 17, the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases. This year the day has a …

Rainbow Jerseys Pride Cup LGBTIQ+ inclusion Israel Folau

Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments and Caster Semenya’s IAAF testosterone ruling will be among the topics to be discussed at next week’s LBGTIQ+ Inclusion in Sport conference at the University of Queensland. Former athletes, sports leaders, and LBGTIQ+ inclusion experts will address the conference to explore how sport can approach issues related to LBGTIQ+ inclusion in …

The Brisbane Tritons inclusive water polo team hold up their banner at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France

Plans to bring the Gay Games to Brisbane in 2026 have moved a step closer with nominations opening for board members to help form the city’s bid. The Gay Games have been held every four years since 1982 to provide a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete, with all athletes invited to …

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