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Josh Goyne, ‘the gay cowboy’, is back fund-raising again

Josh Goyne, self-titled ‘gay cowboy’ and the face of Stroke Support and Awareness Australia (SSAA), is again soliciting for public donations. QNews previously reported on SSAA’s apparent failure to properly account for charitable donations. We have now updated this article with a look back to the events that allegedly inspired a 2017 viral news story …

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Stroke charity revokes registration: asks for donations same day

A stroke charity which frequently targeted the LGBTIQ+ communities for donations voluntarily revoked its registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) on 5 November. On the same day, the founder and then Vice President of the charity posted on Facebook at 8.28 am asking for donations.  Read also: Goyne invented rodeo incident QNews …

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Stroke charity must explain undeclared income

A stroke charity that frequently receives donations from members of the LGBTIQ communities declared zero income last financial year. The year before, Stroke Support & Awareness Australia declared an income of $1,000. Despite that, QNews possesses evidence of substantial fundraising activity by the charity during that time. Set up in 2015, Stroke Support & Awareness …

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Brisbane drag queens raising funds for bushfire relief

Coming up next weekend, two Brisbane drag queen mega-events will raise funds for Australian bushfire relief. The Bushfire Relief Extravaganza at the Wickham of 24 January and also the Fire Relief Fund for First Nation Communities ALL DAY Gatho at The Stand on 26 January will both offer the opportunity to enjoy some great drag …

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Highest accolade in UK’s New Year Honours to Elton John

The UK reserved the highest accolade in this year’s New Year Honours list for singer and songwriter Elton John. Sir Elton becomes a Companion of Honour. Only 64 people other than the monarch can hold the award at any one time. Elton John received the award for both his achievements in music and his charity …

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CWC Cabaret 30th year of raising funds for PLHIV

It’s going to be a great night of drag, old and new, at the CWC Cabaret 30th Anniversary at Brisbane’s Sporties Hotel on 30 November. In 1989 a group of amazing people came together and formed the Citizens Welfare Committee (CWC). They dedicated the CWC to raising money for the welfare of people living with …

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Sydney Gamer Plays Marathon Livestream To Raise Money For Trans Charity

Sydney gamer Harrison Engstrom will tonight begin a 24-hour video game livestream to raise money for an Australian transgender support charity. A few weeks ago, British YouTuber Harry Brewis, a.k.a. H Bomberguy, played video game Donkey Kong 64 for two days in a marathon livestream that went viral online and ended up raising $350,000 for …

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Busy Mum Goes To Great Heights To Raise Funds For HIV Charity

A busy working mother of four is going the extra yards to raise funds for HIV Ireland. Tracey Byrne, who works as a therapist in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, where she runs her own thriving practice, will climb the highest mountain on the African continent in aid of the charity close to her …

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Local Drag Stars To Unite For Brisbane’s CWC Cabaret Fundraiser

A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel this Saturday night (June 30), the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and …