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shakaya cairns pride fair day

Australian girl group Shakaya will headline Cairns Pride Fair Day at the Tanks Arts Centre this Sunday. Longtime community allies Simone Stacey and Naomi Wenitong will perform, among other music, their 2002 Top Ten hit ‘Stop Calling Me’. Shakaya will headline a spectacular entertainment line-up and can’t wait to help share the love, colours and …

Cairns Tropical pride rainbow crossing

Far north Queensland’s largest pride festival, Cairns Tropical Pride, has announced it will shut down after 12 years. At the festival’s AGM earlier this month, committee members voted to close the association down after being unable to elect a new committee of volunteers, FNQ Magazine reported. Cairns Tropical Pride President Kevin Scott said the decision …

Cairns Tropical pride rainbow crossing

LGBTIQ Australia descended on North Queensland over the weekend for this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride. The festival kicked off with Friday night’s Community Heroes Awards, hosted by festival headliner Matthew Mitcham at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Pat O’Hara Award for Lifetime Achievement was accepted by Dave Weston on behalf of his late partner Brendan …

Australian drag star Karen From Finance

Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTI festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival is almost here, taking place across three days from next Friday, October 12 until Sunday, October 14. Australian drag star Karen From Finance will be among the performers and musicians taking to …

Matthew Mitcham, photo by John McRae

After talking to Matthew Mitcham this week, QNews Magazine is confident this much-loved LGBTIQ icon will be making a splash for years to come. Matthew was the first Australian male to win Olympic gold in diving since 1924. He was the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic gold medal and he won it …

Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

A Kuku Midigi man of the eastern Cape York Rainforest, Arone’s first art training was of a traditional nature, learnt from his grandfather and other elders. The First Nations peoples of the Cape York rainforest lived in the most densely populated area of Australia prior to the arrival of Europeans. Their numbers were decimated in …

Cairns Sleazeball

Cairns will this month celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first explicitly “gay” event held in the north Queensland city. Revellers at the Cairns Sleaze Ball on August 25 are encouraged to dress up as they enjoy drag shows, costume prizes, a wax table and utilising the latest technology, “be their own DJ” at the …

cairns community

Nominations recently opened for the Cairns Tropical Pride’s Community Hero Awards, recognising the region’s LGBTIQ volunteers of the year. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year, and this year’s festival will take place from October 12 to 14. Each year, the festival …

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