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A viral Instagram account naming and shaming gay American men for risky partying during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked backlash online. Worldwide, COVID-19 case numbers continue to skyrocket. Hospitalisations in the US are at record highs, while the UK heads into a strict third lockdown. Mid-last year, an anonymous person set up the Instagram account …

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Brisbane drag and burlesque club night Rumble is getting supersized this New Years Eve with an epic drag battle royale at Fortitude Music Hall. The contenders will go head-to-head in the post-apocalyptic Thunderdome through several rounds of amazing performances, hilarious games and improvisation. Rumble, produced by Brisbane’s Joel Devereux, has been running in Fortitude Valley …

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Australia’s longest-running and biggest regional LGBTIQ pride festival, ChillOut in Daylesford, Victoria has announced its 2021 plans. The festival is on every year in Daylesford, Victoria, around 108 kilometres northwest of Melbourne. Across two weeks from February 27 to March 8 next year, the festival will transform the Central Highlands of Victoria into “Queer Country”. …

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A new two-night queer festival event is coming to Tamborine Mountain in Queensland this New Year’s Eve. Cornucopia is a brand new two-night LGBTIQ camping, cultural, spiritual, dance, and electronic music festival experience kicking off on December 30. The safe and inclusive festival will celebrate New Years Eve and togetherness on beautiful Dyambrin (Tamborine Mountain), …

brisbane pride festival 2020

Large crowds have gathered to celebrate at Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day event, in an incredible first for Australia and one of just a few events of its kind in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Festival organisers expected around 4,000 patrons to gather to celebrate in New Farm Park on Saturday (November 28), …

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Australians will gather online and in-person at vigils across the country to honour the memories of transgender people lost to violence. This week is Trans Awareness Week, recognised each November to raise visibility of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse communities. This year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance is today (November 20). It began in the USA …

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A South Australian council will replace its rainbow flag after a vandal painted it with a disgusting homophobic spray. The flag was flying in the centre of the town of Mallala, 50 km from Adelaide, to coincide with SA’s “Pridevember”, run by the Feast Festival. A local resident, known as Liam, earlier took a photo …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

The 43rd annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade won’t go ahead as usual in 2021. Next year’s event is still scheduled for Saturday, March 6. However the ticketed event will move to the Sydney Cricket Ground on that date instead. Mardi Gras floats and 5000 marchers will circle the stadium, instead of the …

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In 2020, life changed in ways we never thought imaginable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However Brisbane Pride took up the challenge to ensure our communities continue to shine during these difficult days. Pride President Bec Johnson (pictured above) and committee members officially launched the 2020 festival and celebrated the start of Brisbane’s Pride Month …

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The Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival, north Queensland’s newest LGBTIQ event, will return in 2021 ahead of next year’s Mardi Gras. The event was held for the first time in February this year. Now festival directors Nathan Clarke and Jason Penrose say advanced planning is underway for the next one. They’ve locked in the …

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