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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 …

2 spirits condoman queensland aids council indigenous sexual health

Labor has announced $1.8 million in federal funding for a Queensland indigenous sexual health program, after funding for the program was axed two years ago. Labor’s health spokesperson Catherine King said Labor would provide the funding over four years for the 2 Spirits program administered by the Queensland Aids Council, which has welcomed the commitment. …

cairns artist mark cochrane doghousefnq

QN Magazine was lucky to catch Mark Cochrane’s first Cairns exhibition of DogHouseFNQ back in October and the exhibition has shown at two other galleries since. Here’s hoping we see this quirky collection featuring zany North Queensland homes and even zanier pooches down in Brisbane sometime soon. DogHouseFNQ shows off homes from Townsville to Mareeba. …

Queensland gaymer jack foulstone

After the first gayming float joined the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade this month, QN Magazine contributor Wanda D’Parke asked Cairns entertainer Jack Foulstone about how he started as a gaymer, and how video games are helping LGBTIQ people find community. Dear Reader, Twenty-five-year-old Jack (pictured) moved from Grafton, New South Wales to …

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 …

Organisers say Cairns’ first “drag school” was such a success last year that it will return in 2019 to train a new group of budding drag performers. Late last year, community group Cairns Drag partnered with the Queensland AIDS Council to run an eight week series of free drag workshops, where a group of budding …

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