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Take your hate and shove it – #IStandWithQueens

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Dr Albert W Noll

The author came across Dr Albert W Noll while researching the recent publication COON: more holes than swiss cheese. The young Boston dentist enjoyed notoriety for his appearances on the Boston stage during the 1890s. He usually performed in drag, either as a white woman or in blackface as a ‘mammy’ caricature. Born into Boston …

Bowled Over the dragumentary

Bowled Over the dragumentary, coming to SBS this month, follows three drag queens from Taboo at North Ipswich Bowls Club over the course of a year. A decade ago, the Taboo monthly drag show rescued the bowls club from its financial woes. Bowled Over tells the stories of three queens from Taboo, each at a …

gene saint legendary brisbvane drag queen

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 …

queens ball awards queensland brisbane community activist lgbtiq

In the early days of Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions, QNews approached the Brisbane Pride Festival Committee about the possibility that it might prove impossible to hold a Queens Ball in 2020. The committee will now host the Queens Ball Virtual Awards on 27 June. The same day will also see Global Pride. Earlier, QNews will present …

Diamond Drag Queen Storytime

Join us this Saturday for Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime at the QNews Facebook page. In these challenging times, Diamond decided to take Drag Queen Storytime online. Diamond wanted to give kids the opportunity to enjoy a party experience even in this era of social distancing. “Social distancing needn’t mean complete isolation. We have the internet. …

Scarlette fever drag queen brisbane hero shot

I first met Scarlett Fever when she worked as a checkout chick for a supermarket just outside of Brisbane city. Keep reading to find out how this fishy drag queen went from serving customers, to serving some serious face.  Scarlett Fever has been doing drag professionally for five years. That’s pretty impressive when you learn …

mardi gras sydney harbour bridge courtey act bridgeclimb

Courtney Act became the first drag act to perform atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge Thursday night. The winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK and former RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up performed songs by Sia, Lizzo and Kylie Minogue to promote BridgeClimb. BridgeClimb hosted the performance to launch their annual Mardi Gras celebrations. I, Storm, Mistress of …

henny spaghetti

Meet Henny Spaghetti, the hilarious show-stopping drag queen whose performances have been leaving Brisbane’s wigs snatched.  Henny first performed for audiences back in 2018 after spending a year refining her look and persona. She said in the beginning of her transition into drag, she would watch YouTube tutorials to help her polish her looks. Then, …

#IStandWithQueens drag queens religious extremists

There’s currently a lot of vilification aimed at drag queens. Religious extremists sense an opportunity to advance their crusade against LGBTIQ people by demonising queens. But I/we… #IStandWithQueens. Drag queens are not perfect. But let’s not allow the delusion of religious extremists to define what’s acceptable. Extremists tell us with feigned humility that “we all …

drag storytime epetition

The drag storytime ePetition requesting Brisbane City Council continue to allow drag storytime events in their libraries needs your help. Majority of signatures on anti drag storytime ePetition not from Brisbane ‘Conservative’ religious groups enjoy little real support QNews.com.au VS acl.org.au Adult entertainment? Portraying LGBTIQ people as inferior beings Special surprise bonus pic The ePetition …

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