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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 …

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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 …

werribee library drag storytime

Police and security guards kept protestors at a distance from attendees at Werribee Library drag storytime today. Police and security also escorted parents and kids attending the event into and out of the library. Scroll down for vid Earlier, social media posts called for protests at the event. The worst of the posts came from …

Melbourne Drag Queen storytime

Following the protest at drag storytime in Brisbane on 12 January, activists plan to disrupt tomorrow’s Melbourne drag queen storytime. Facebook posts call for people to phone or email the library asking for the event’s cancellation, to sabotage the event with fake bookings or also to organise a ‘non-violent protest’. The protests again target performer …

Wilson Gavin Brisbane Drag storytime

Wilson Gavin, leader of yesterday’s UQ Liberal National Club protest at a Brisbane drag storytime event, in 2017 characterised drowning out voices by chanting as an ‘attack on free speech’. Wilson Gavin summary Gay — anti-same-sex marriage — anti safe schools — pro-monarchy — anti drag storytime In 2017, Wilson Gavin acted as spokesperson for …

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