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Well-known Perth drag queen Scarlet Adams has offered a brutal response to Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ comments about transgender people. Zempilas, who was only elected this month, is also breakfast host at radio station 6PR. On Wednesday he made the insensitive comments about gender and transgender people on air. Zempilas subsequently apologised after widespread …

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A narrative like the one in Stage Mother, detailing the drag scene and the straight Texan mother who embraces it following the death of her queer son, should hit hard in 2020. Even more so when a seasoned performer like Jacki Weaver portrays the mother. However, as well-intentioned as Stage Mother is, it’s a little …

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South Australia’s Feast Festival is the state’s first festival to launch a full lineup of live shows since COVID-19 restrictions began, with over 100 queer events in its 2020 program. The LGBTIQ festival’s organisers say they and their lineup of artists and performers are “coming out of the COVID-19 coma” with the launch of its …

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Everyone deserves to feel safe on a night out. That’s the message from the Queensland Police Service to the LGBTIQ community in a new campaign. Brisbane drag queen Vollie LaVont and QPS Constable Jesse Farrance have teamed up to encourage LGBTIQ community members to report violence and abuse. “The Queensland Police Service is here for …

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The network behind Canada’s Drag Race have spoken out to fans after “harassment and hateful comments” to contestants and judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. Jeffrey shut down his Twitter account at the weekend amid a flood of criticism for his critiques on the RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff’s first season. Contestant Ilona Verley also told her Twitter followers …

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The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race are in mourning after the death of drag performer Chi Chi DeVayne at age 34. The Louisiana-born performer, whose name off stage was Zavion Davenport, is best known for her stints on Drag Race season eight and All Stars season three. Last month, Chi Chi revealed on social media …

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Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel has announced a weekend lineup of entertainment as Queensland eases COVID-19 restrictions further. The Queensland Government announced on Tuesday that some “stage three” restrictions would begin early, at noon on Friday (July 3). The new rules allow more patrons inside the state’s pubs, restaurants and cafes, with social distancing still required. Sportsman …

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Australian actress Jacki Weaver plays a Southern Baptist who trades the diocese for drag queens in the new queer film Stage Mother. The Academy Award winner plays Maybelline in the heartwarming comedy-drama, a church choir director whose son, a gay San Francisco club owner, suddenly dies. After his death, she soon discovers her son’s struggling …

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Smiling postie by day, legendary Brisbane drag queen by night, Gene Saint lived a long full life. The elder of Brisbane’s Rainbow community passed away peacefully last week aged almost 93. I met Gene in the early 70s at one of Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke’s annual Queen’s Birthday Balls. I thereafter received invitations to his …

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Brisbane’s drag queens are returning to the Sportsman Hotel from tonight as Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions ease further. Sporties owner Neil McLucas said from tonight (Friday, June 5), two queens will entertain diners and the Butch Bar will also reopen. “Given the restrictions, we decided to turn it into a theatre restaurant, with the queens entertaining …

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