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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 …

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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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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson

Twenty years ago, I sort of had a night on the town with Pauline Hanson, writes Destiny Rogers. The One Nation leader was in Cairns campaigning for the 1998 federal election. She was famous for her attacks on Indigenous Australians, Asian immigrants and the LGBTIQ community. She said of the Sydney’s Mardi Gras, “I don’t …

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A group of budding drag kings and queens from north Queensland are preparing to make their stage debut at a charity extravaganza this World AIDS Day. Community group Cairns Drag recently partnered with the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) to run an eight week drag workshop, where the group of performers developed looks and characters. The …

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Australian singer Paulini

Far north Queensland may have missed out on a visit from Harry and Meghan, but next week our friends at FNQ Magazine will be welcoming the Queen, songstress Paulini, to Cairns for their fifth birthday celebtrations. Paulini will hit the stage for “Queen Of The Night”, a one night only charity event to raise funds …

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