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mardi gras viewing party imperial hotel sydney broken hill cairns

Applications are now open for venues to share in $100,000 to host viewing Mardi Gras parties this March. This year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will again be held within the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on March 5. For the first time in years, ABC will also broadcast the Parade that night. And …

world aids day 2021

Organisers of Queensland’s World AIDS Day vigils have invited people to submit the names of loved ones lost to the epidemic for inclusion in memorial readings this week. World AIDS Day 2021 is on Wednesday (December 1). This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first official reporting of what was to become known as …

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 …

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Cairns Pride Festival has returned this month with the long-running event officially launching in Far North Queensland. The 15th annual festival is the largest continuing celebration of LGBTIQ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities across tropical far north Queensland. This year’s Cairns Pride lineup features numerous parties and community events across the region. On Friday (October 15), …

Turtle Cove private beach clothing optional beach

Tucked away in Far North Queensland, equal distance from Cairns and Port Douglas lies Turtle Cove, the famed LGBTIQA+ tropical resort with its own private clothing-optional beach. Plus coming up on 16 October, Turtle Cove celebrates its very own Pride Festival (details at bottom of the article). Let’s face it, getting away for a holiday …

brisbane pride festival 2021

Brisbane Pride President Bec Johnson has welcomed Queenslanders to this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival, with events across the state in September and October. “This year’s theme is Visible, Connected, Proud,” Johnson explained, launching the Brisbane Pride Festival on September 2. “The theme speaks to the fundamental rights of all LGBTIQ+ Queenslanders to live safe, well-connected …

Brisbane Pride Festival 2021 will see Pride events held across Brisbane and Queensland.  Scroll down for full events program Bec Johnson, President of Brisbane Pride, said, “Pride has no boundaries. Where there are people, there are LGBTIQ+ people. So, in 2021, Brisbane Pride is sharing the love, and sharing the Pride. Brisbane Pride is proud …

Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

Cairns’ LGBTIQ and arts communities have mourned the death of Indigenous artist Arone Meeks, who passed away last week. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair director died peacefully in hospital last Wednesday (May 5) after a short battle with cancer. Meeks was 64. The Kuku Imidiji man grew up in the Cape York town of Laura. …

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An outback pub in regional Queensland is hosting its second ever Mardi Gras party the night of the 2021 parade on March 6. The Post Office Hotel in Cloncurry hosted its first ever Mardi Gras party last year, and it was such a success they’re doing it again this year. Cloncurry, population 3000, is located …

There are places to go in Queensland this New Year’s Eve from the bottom to the top. Cornucopia on Mount Tamborine, STARDUST at Sporties and DJ Dolly Llama at Turtle Cove. Or, for the stay-at-homes, Kylie Minogue will help you see in NYE 2021 with a live-streamed concert. Not to mention the epic drag battle …

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