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Bar owner Billerwell Daye in a black polo stands in front of new queer bar Come to Daddy

Meet the man behind Brisbane’s new queer bar Come to Daddy

Billerwell Daye the owner of the new queer bar Come to Daddy, spoke to QNews about the new venture on Brisbane’s southside. When walking into Brisbane’s new LGBTQIA+ venue, you’re greeted with a large neon “Daddy” sign above the door. There’s no mistaking which bar you’re at.  Welcoming me at the front counter for our …

Hairy Mary's on the Gold Coast owner Steven Fahd is in a grey singlet with his LGBTQIA+ bar in the background

Meet Steven Fahd: The man behind Gold Coast’s new queer venue

Steven Fahd is the owner of Gold Coast’s new LGBTQIA+ venue Hairy Mary’s. He spoke to QNews about creating safe venues for the community and his hopes for this new venture.  I meet Steven in his newly opened bar Hairy Mary’s on the Gold Coast.  He is incredibly welcoming and jovial as we sit down …

‘Ultimate Kylie’ to celebrate all things Kylie Minogue

The largest collection of Kylie Minogue memorabilia in the southern hemisphere will be on display at Adelaide LGBTQIA+ venue My Lover Cindi as part of South Australia’s History Festival. Curated by artist Troy-Anthony Baylis, the collection consists of Kylie memorabilia from across her illustrious career. “I adore Kylie and what she puts out into the …

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Bernie’s Bar is Newcastle’s first LGBTQIA+ space in five years

It has been five years since Newcastle’s queer community had a dedicated space, until Bernie’s Bar came to town. Before officially opening on June 1, Bernie’s Bar is set to give locals a glimpse at what’s to come with a soft launch. “During our soft launch, we’ll be hosting a series of special events where …

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Sydney Gay Bar study finds “resilient” queer community

A new study of Sydney Gay Bars suggests that Sydney has “one of the most resilient” Queer communities in the world. According to a recent Policy Paper released by the University of Sydney, 93 per cent of Sydney gay bars, venues, and events surveyed rebounded in the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. The Impacts …

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How Mary’s Poppin became one of Australia’s premier gay clubs

Adelaide, the City of Churches has seen a seismic shift in queer visibility over the past decade, and a lot of that can be attributed to Mary’s Poppin. The iconic gay bar in the Adelaide CBD recently celebrated its sixth birthday, a milestone for the club that has become one of Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ venues. …