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Australian singer Paulini

Paulini Headlining FNQ Magazine’s Fifth Birthday Celebrations In Cairns

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 …

How To Have Your Say On The Future Of The Queensland AIDS Council

The team at the Queensland AIDS Council have embarked on a tour of Queensland to consult with the LGBTIQ community about the future of the organisation. QuAC is working on formulating the organisation’s 2018–2021 Strategic Plan, and they recently held community consultation workshops in Cairns and Brisbane. QNews Magazine attended QuAC’s Brisbane workshop on Monday …

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Majority Of Queensland Same-Sex Weddings Are Female Couples, Stats Show

Just a few weeks ahead of the 12-month anniversary of the “yes” vote, Queensland has reached the milestone of 1000 registered same-sex marriages. Marriage equality legislation was passed on December 8 last year but couples had to wait a further 30 days before being able to tie the knot. Since then, there has been an …

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Queensland’s North Shines At This Year’s Cairns Tropical Pride

LGBTIQ Australia descended on North Queensland over the weekend for this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride. The festival kicked off with Friday night’s Community Heroes Awards, hosted by festival headliner Matthew Mitcham at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Pat O’Hara Award for Lifetime Achievement was accepted by Dave Weston on behalf of his late partner Brendan …

Australian drag star Karen From Finance

Here’s What’s On At This Year’s Cairns Tropical Pride Festival

Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTI festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival is almost here, taking place across three days from next Friday, October 12 until Sunday, October 14. Australian drag star Karen From Finance will be among the performers and musicians taking to …

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Diver Turned Cabaret Star Matthew Mitcham Headlining Cairns Tropical Pride

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 …

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Out! Cairns Looks Back On 10 Years Of North Queensland Parties

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

Cairns artist explores ‘art of rainbows’ at Brisbane Pride Festival

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 …

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Cairns ‘Sleaze Ball’ Costume Party Celebrating 30th Anniversary This Month

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 …

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