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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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Matthew Mitcham instagram

Matthew Mitcham has shared a series of snaps of his summer road trip with his Instagram followers, and the photos are making us very jealous. Early last month, the Olympic gold medalist wrote on Instagram that he and partner Luke are planning to move to the UK later in March, but first they were road-tripping …

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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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Events have been planned around Queensland and across the country to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week this week. Trans Awareness Week is recognised internationally in the second week of November each year to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. The week culminates next Monday with …

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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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