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cairns pride festival 2020 rainbow crossing queensland pride events

Cairns Pride Festival is returning this month, with the event officially launching in Far North Queensland tonight. The festival’s 2020 lineup features a range of COVID-safe events independently designed and run by community leaders, volunteers and groups. Among them events are a special movie screening, a Pride party at Turtle Cove Beach Resort and social …

the equality project better together 2022 national conference lgbtiq cairns port douglas

A national LGBTIQ conference is heading to Queensland for the first time and draw hundreds of visitors to the Far North in February 2022. Since 2018, national group The Equality Project has hosted their Better Together Conference. Each conference brings together a a diverse range of queer advocates and advocacy groups to discuss LGBTIQ rights …

Comeprepd sean cairns far north queensland prep hiv prevention

PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take medication to prevent HIV infection. Taking PrEP is as simple as taking one oral pill a day. ComePrEPd is a community-driven HIV prevention campaign by the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health to increase awareness of PrEP. To find out more, visit the ComePrEPd website here. …

pompo christie Palmerston atherton tablelands

As #BlackLivesMatter protests continue across the world, statues commemorating divisive historical figures come under fire. At Milla Milla on the Atherton Tablelands, a statue commemorates two people, one white and the other Aboriginal. The white man is Christie Palmerston, a noted explorer, and the Aboriginal is his ‘companion’ Pompo. Milla Milla sits at the top …

Despite wildlife parks closing to the public in response to social distancing restrictions, wildlife keepers remain working. The resident animals still require food and care. Former Cairns Tropical Pride President Ben Woodward’s family operate four wildlife parks in Tropical North Queensland. Earlier this year, the Woodward family’s CAPTA group started Cairns Wildlife Lovers Facebook page …

world AIDS day queensland

There’s a program of events planned all over the state for World AIDS Day Queensland 2019. On the 1st of December each year, we pause to reflect on our progress in the fight against HIV. We remember those we lost and commit to supporting those still living with HIV today.  It is also a time …

rupauls drag race honey davenport

Honey Davenport, famous for appearing in season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will perform for the Haus of Blackstar for Black Pride during the Cairns Pride Festival. This will be the first Cairns performance of any RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni. Formerly a well-known and successful pageant queen, after her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Honey …

queensland aids council quac cairns pride festival tropical pride

The Cairns Pride Festival will celebrate Far North Queensland’s LGBTIQ, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities when it kicks off next week. The festival, auspiced by the Queensland AIDS Council, will begin with the Cairns Pride Opening Ceremony from 10:30am on Friday, October 11. Everyone will meet at Cairns Libraries on Abbott Street from 10:30am wearing their …

queensland aids council quac cairns pride festival tropical pride

The Queensland AIDS Council will auspice Cairns Pride Festival this October after the region’s long-running festival shut down last year. Last December, the committee of Cairns Tropical Pride made the difficult decision to close the festival’s association after 12 years. Janet Wilson, QuAC Northern Region Board Member, paid tribute to “the tremendous work and commitment …

drag queen cash richy jack ritchie port douglas

Few drag queens get the opportunity Jack Ritchie has in Port Douglas – making his performance debut in a ritzy tropical resort.  Drag queens and their stage shows used to comprise mainly two distinct styles. In suburban clubs, the “I can’t believe they’re men” Les Girls style shows allowed suburban mums and dads a safe …

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