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Matthew Mitcham, photo by John McRae

After talking to Matthew Mitcham this week, QNews Magazine is confident this much-loved LGBTIQ icon will be making a splash for years to come. Matthew was the first Australian male to win Olympic gold in diving since 1924. He was the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic gold medal and he won it …

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers parade

Toowoomba comes alive this weekend with the region’s annual Carnival of Flowers and the local LGBTIQ community are getting ready to celebrate. For good reason Toowoomba is known as the Garden City and parks and gardens throughout the city will be at their spectacular best for the festival, one of Queensland’s oldest and most cherished festivals. …

Brisbane musician Meg Mac is performing at the Brisbane Festival Closing Party

This year’s Brisbane Festival will go out with bang with a huge concert headlined by homegrown superstars Violent Soho and soul songstress Meg Mac. The Brisbane Festival has been running all month, hosting more than 70 arts and cultural events at 17 venues across Brisbane city, involving more than 1000 artists and performers. To wrap …

Brisbane Festival Qweens on King same-sex marriage gai lemon celebrant marriage equality queensland brisbane pride

Eight Brisbane same-sex couples have tied the knot in a history-making public ceremony kicking off both the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Pride Festival last weekend. One of the couples who took part in the event is Christian Leatherbarrow and Brad Hicks, who said “I do” on stage dressed in drag at the Qweens on King …

BootCo Corium

Queensland leather group BootCo will crown a new Mr Queensland Leather at its all-male leather and fetish dance party Corium this Saturday night. Now in its 28th year, BootCo is a group for men interested in uniforms, leather, denim and kink in a social atmosphere. The group hold parties in Brisbane on the first Saturday …

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Over 10 glorious days in September, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers shines as Australia’s most beautiful event. And this year there’s exactly 176,030 reasons why – that’s how many seedlings and bulbs will bloom between September 21 and 30, creating the spectacular canvas that is just part of this incredible event. It’s one that has …

Out Cairns 10th anniversary

Longstanding LGBTIQ organisation Out! Cairns is getting ready to celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a special party in September. Longtime organiser and DJ Ben Woodward looks back on a decade of struggles and triumphs of the far north Queensland parties. Out! Cairns started in the second half of 2008, following widespread feeling across the …

Supporters of Wear it Purple Day gather in Queens Park

Australians are invited to wear their best purple attire this Friday as part of Wear It Purple Day, to show support for LGBTIQ young people. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance of their …

Sleaze Ball

Break out the leather and the latex, because the Sleaze Ball is returning to Brisbane. From the 1980s until the 2000’s the iconic Sleaze Ball dance parties were held around the country. They were modelled after the New York City parties of the same name celebrating everything from high camp drag to sexually-charged S&M leather. …

Sleaze Ball Brisbane

Break out the leather and the latex, because the Sleaze Ball is returning to Brisbane. The Sleaze Balls were held around Australia and modelled on the New York City parties of the same name celebrating everything from high camp drag to full S&M leather. “In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Sleaze Balls were a …

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