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Brisbane Pride Festival shares the pride across Queensland this year

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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Passing Glances Ian Byford Cairns

Author Ian Byford reveals the hidden gay history of Cairns in his new book Passing Glances. The book explores the local LGBTIQ community from the city’s establishment in 1876 right up to the present day. “Gays hid from history for fear of draconian laws which threatened 14 years’ jail with hard labour for homosexual acts …

Tropical Mardi Gras ME Forum Tiernan Brady

Tropical Mardi Gras Cairns has announced a Marriage Equality Forum as part of its popular Fair Day next month. The forum will involve politicians and guest speakers, including representatives from Australian Marriage Equality, the main national advocacy group in support of the issue. “Members of the community will be invited to submit questions they would …

Cairns Tropical Mardi Gras Beach Boys

North Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, Cairns Tropical Mardi Gras, kicks off later this month, on September 29. The theme of this year’s festival is Show your love in paradise. The annual Splash Pool Party this year moves to the Cairns Hilton. It features DJ Dan Murphy and also drag superstar Vollie La Vont. Then, the …

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