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Matthew Mitcham, photo by John McRae

After talking to Matthew Mitcham this week, QNews Magazine is confident this much-loved LGBTIQ icon will be making a splash for years to come. Matthew was the first Australian male to win Olympic gold in diving since 1924. He was the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic gold medal and he won it …

Out Cairns 10th anniversary

Longstanding LGBTIQ organisation Out! Cairns is getting ready to celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a special party in September. Longtime organiser and DJ Ben Woodward looks back on a decade of struggles and triumphs of the far north Queensland parties. Out! Cairns started in the second half of 2008, following widespread feeling across the …

Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

A Kuku Midigi man of the eastern Cape York Rainforest, Arone’s first art training was of a traditional nature, learnt from his grandfather and other elders. The First Nations peoples of the Cape York rainforest lived in the most densely populated area of Australia prior to the arrival of Europeans. Their numbers were decimated in …

Cairns Sleazeball

Cairns will this month celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first explicitly “gay” event held in the north Queensland city. Revellers at the Cairns Sleaze Ball on August 25 are encouraged to dress up as they enjoy drag shows, costume prizes, a wax table and utilising the latest technology, “be their own DJ” at the …

gay couple cairns

An octogenarian gay couple from Sydney have opened up about married life and companionship after recently tying the knot. Graeme and Brian, both 84, recently married after a chance meeting last year at the Mature Age Gay group in Sydney. “I’ve been a member of the group for 25 years, since it first started,” Brian …

cairns community

Nominations recently opened for the Cairns Tropical Pride’s Community Hero Awards, recognising the region’s LGBTIQ volunteers of the year. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year, and this year’s festival will take place from October 12 to 14. Each year, the festival …

Australian drag queen star Karen from finance is headline Cairns Tropical Pride 2018

Australian drag star Karen From Finance is set to headline this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride festival in October. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival will take place across three days, from October 12 to 14. The hilarious Melbourne …

Brendan Leishman

Brendan Leishman, who passed away on April 19, was farewelled in a Celebration of Life ceremony in Cairns last Saturday. A diverse group of people came together to celebrate a man much loved in many communities. Members of the LGBT+ community gathered with Brendan’s partner Dave to remember a man who contributed much to the …

IDAHOBIT 2018 Cairns

A number of events are planned for Cairns to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), on Thursday, May 17. “IDAHOBIT is a day to acknowledge the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTIQ people locally and around the world,” Ben Dawson from QuAC North Queensland said. “The day is also …

Cairns Tropical Pride

It’s been a long time coming but Cairns will soon host a LGBT+ collection in the city’s museum after the details were confirmed at a Cairns Tropical Pride (CTP) community afternoon on Saturday. The collection, which focuses on the community’s YES campaign, will be delivered to the museum during this year’s Tropical Pride Festival from …

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