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Brisbane pride dykes on bikes same-sex marriage

Indigenous LGBTI leaders led this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival march, kicked off as always by the Dykes on Bikes. The event saw Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley filled with rainbows on Saturday. Marchers focussed on the issue of the current same-sex marriage postal survey. Before the event, some 10,000 LGBTI community members and supporters heard …

Brisbane Liberal MP Trevor Evans is at the forefront of a new push to get a free vote in parliament for same-sex marriage legislation

Brisbane Liberal MP Trevor Evans (pictured) is at the forefront of a new push to get a free vote in parliament for same-sex marriage legislation. It is unlikely to happen – but at the same time a potential second bid to get the same-sex marriage plebiscite bill through parliament appears doomed. Five Liberal MPs have …

Brisbane will be lit up in rainbows for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. IDAHOT is a day recognised around the world to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced around the world and events are held to send messages of acceptance and inclusion to queer people. This year’s IDAHOT theme …

Brisbane Tritons

The Brisbane Tritons LGBTI water polo team were proud to march in their very first Sydney Mardi Gras Parade on the weekend. And on the parade route they made a friend: “Xena: Warrior Princess” actress and gay icon Lucy Lawless. In two selfies Lucy posted to her Instagram on Saturday night, the actress posed with …

Carol Lloyd, the voice of iconic 1970s Queensland band Railroad Gin and one of Australia’s first rock chicks, has died in a Brisbane hospital after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Lloyd battled pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung, since 2013. The 68-year-old passed away on Monday surrounded by family and holding partner Annie’s …

Queensland Police have completed an investigation into the assault of Brisbane teenager Tyrone Unsworth, a month before his death. The 13-year-old tragically died by suicide in November last year after suffering years of cruel homophobic slurs from other students, his mother told The Courier-Mail. In October, Tyrone was hospitalised and required surgery to his jaw …

melt festival portrait prize queer artists brisbane powerhouse

The two winners of the 2017 MELT Festival’s Portrait Prize have been announced. On Friday afternoon, the top Judges Prize was awarded to Scottish-Australian artist Lesley Turnbull’s “Throw Like a Girl: The Tomboy Project” (pictured, left). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a tomboy is “a girl who enjoys rough, noisy activities traditionally associated with …

Four distinguished Queensland drag queens have been inducted into The Sportsman Hotel’s new Drag Hall of Fame. In front of a packed crowd at the venue on Australia Day Eve, friends of each of the inductees helped host Candy Surprise announce Miss Synthetic, Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke, Dame Liz Taylor, and Wanda D’Parke (pictured, left …

Dinner is served at Brisbane portrait photographer Joel Devereux’s mouth-watering new photo exhibition “FOODP*RN” at the MELT Festival. The exhibition features raunchy shots of 100 men wearing nothing but different kinds of food and it was officially launched on Wednesday, the opening night of the Brisbane Powerhouse’s Melt Festival 2017. Joel said the project took …

The Sportsman Hotel will next week induct four distinguished drag queens into their new Queensland Drag Hall of Fame. The Drag Hall of Fame will take pride of place in the Lounge Bar of the venue and the names of the first four queens to be immortalised in it. They’re selected by Sporties’ directors and …

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