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‘It Makes A Difference’: Gay Octogenarian Newlyweds Open Up About Marriage

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 …

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Cairns Tropical Pride’s Community Hero Awards

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

Karen From Finance Is Headlining 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 …

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Brendan Leishman Farewelled In A Celebration Of Life Ceremony

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 …

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Cairns LGBTIQ Community To Gather To Recognise IDAHOBIT 2018

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 …

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Cairns Flies The Rainbow Flag With LGBT Museum Collection

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 …

Cairns Tropical Pride Float To Debut In Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Forty volunteers from Cairns Tropical Pride will represent north Queensland atop the festival’s first ever float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Organiser Kevin Scott said the float was a last minute decision for the festival’s organisers but they were overwhelmed with interest. “We decided around a table prior to Christmas that …

Here’s Some Of The Best Places In Australia To Propose

By Tom Smith, YHA Australia Marriage equality has finally passed and we’re shining our shoes and clearing our calendars for a wave of fabulous rainbow weddings. But before the nuptials comes the proposal… so where are the most romantic spots around the country to pop the question? Palm Cove (pictured, above) Escape the crowds to …

The North Came Together For Cairns Tropical Pride

The largest ever celebration for far north Queensland’s LGBTI community, Cairns Tropical Pride, has wrapped up for this year following its annual week-long festival. “We had such a great year, every one of the festival’s events exceeded our expectations, numbers-wise,” organiser Destiny Rogers said. “This is the time of the year where our whole diverse …

Elton John Backs North Queensland Cowboys At Cairns Concert

Sir Elton John has worn a North Queensland Cowboys scarf at his Cairns concert, ahead of the NRL Grand Final tonight. The British music legend put it around his neck and then on top of his piano before his encore performance of 1973 ballad “Candle In The Wind” at the Cazaly’s Stadium gig on Saturday …

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