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Sad update on future of Darwin’s Throb Nightclub

Long-running Darwin gay nightclub Throb, which was forced to shut its doors last year, has been placed into liquidation. The Australian Security and Investment Commission website listed the liquidation this week, signalling the end for the venue after 24 years. Last year, the LGBTQIA+ nightclub was forced to close in the Northern Territory capital city …

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Last hurrah for Darwin gay icon John Spellman at memorial

Longtime Darwin pub owner John Spellman, whose gay-friendly venues provided locals refuge and community, has been farewelled at a lively funeral service in the Northern Territory. The gay businessman owned nightclubs and restaurants in Darwin for decades. He died last month, prompting a flood of tributes from locals. In 1969, John Spellman dressed in drag …

Darwin mourns NT gay club pioneer John Spellman

‘He looked after us’: Darwin gay icon John Spellman dies

Darwin’s LGBTIQA+ community is mourning the death of “controversial and brash” hospitality figure John Spellman, who ran some of the Territory’s earliest gay-friendly bars. The gay businessman (pictured), who owned nightclubs and restaurants in Darwin for decades, died this month, prompting a flood of tributes from locals. In 1969, John Spellman dressed in drag (above) …

Drag show at Throb Nightclub in Darwin

Darwin’s Throb Nightclub forced to close after 23 years

Long-running Darwin queer nightclub Throb has been forced to close after more than 20 years due to building issues. Throb shut its doors on September 7 after the building housing the club, as well as a restaurant and cafe, received an emergency order from authorities. The Northern Territory’s Building Control issued the order last month. …

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Woman calls boss ‘f_cking wanker’ and gets $6k compensation

Okay. It’s every worker’s dream. Call your boss a ‘f_cking wanker’ and get paid for it. A woman in Darwin not only called her boss that. When stood her down, she told him it was a ‘c_nt act’. And the Fair Work Commission awarded her $6k compensation! The woman worked for a labour-hire firm in …

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Religious freedom bill ‘threatens human rights’ in NT

The Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council and Rainbow Territory have joined several other community organisations to reject the Morrison Government’s religious discrimination bill. In a joint statement, the groups warn the bill “threatens Territorians’ human rights and access to non-discriminatory employment, health and social services.” “It could impinge upon the rights of many within …

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Darwin Pride responds to critics of rainbow roundabout

Darwin Pride has responded to criticism of the city’s new “rainbow roundabout” installed for this year’s pride celebrations. The rainbow roundabout is located at the corner of Daly Street and The Esplanade and consists of multi-coloured plants and flowers. The flowers will bloom in the colours of the LGBTIQ rainbow pride flag in time for …

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Tiwi Island Sistergirl Celebrated In Mural For Darwin Pride

A seven-storey tall portrait of Tiwi Island sistergirl and drag performer Shaniquá TiwiSista has been unveiled in Darwin ahead of the city’s Pride Festival celebrations. Australian street artist Kaff-eine painted the mural on the building on West Lane in the Darwin CBD, one of several stunning artworks produced for the Darwin Street Art Festival this …