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The Twirling Earl: Drag in the USA (and Mackay, N.Q.)

In the 1890s, the family of George Seymour, Earl of Yarmouth, exiled the young hellraiser to the Antipodes, hoping to avoid disgrace over his scandalous behaviour. But the drag queen Earl continued to defy convention even while living at Mackay in North Queensland. Newspapers excitedly reported the 23-year-old aristocrat’s arrival in Australia. But that was …

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Best man proposes to bride’s married father at wild Mackay wedding

A Queensland woman has claimed she went to wedding in Mackay and witnessed the best man propose to the bride’s father, in front of his wife. On Tuesday, a listener called in to Triple M radio show The Rush Hour with AB & Elliot to share with the hosts “the wildest story they’ve ever heard”. …

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Security guard smashed man’s jaw over homophobic slurs

A former security guard pleaded guilty in Mackay District Court to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. 28-year-old Jesse Street fractured the jaw of a man who shouted the slurs, ‘poofter’ and ‘f____t’ at him. The incident occurred in Airlie Beach on the former security guard’s night off. On February 25, 2021, Jesse Street wore a …

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Queensland vigils for World AIDS Day 2020 to go ahead

Community activities across Queensland will recognise World AIDS Day next Tuesday, with safety controls in place to protect our communities from COVID-19. In Brisbane, the World AIDS Day Vigils have been held on December 1 every year since 1990. And this year, a number of other vigils and events are still going ahead across the …

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Locals turn out for Mackay’s first Rainbow Pride march

Around 150 people have come together to march in Mackay’s inaugural Rainbow Pride event this week. After a rally at Bluewater Quay, the attendees waved rainbow flags and signs as they marched along the Forgan Bridge on Wednesday morning. Organisers hope the event is the first of many to come in the regional Queensland city. …

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Gay Mackay Man ‘Beaten Unconscious With Chain In Homophobic Attack’

A gay Mackay man has been left unconscious after an attack in which he was allegedly beaten with a chain and called homophobic slurs. Bradley Skinner told the Daily Mercury he was attacked by the random passerby while eating dinner with his sister and a friend at a restaurant. “This guy walked past, and we …

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Athletes Craig and Luke to be first Queensland same-sex couple to wed

Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan are expected to become the first Queensland same-sex couple to legally tie the knot. Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on December 9, and the couple wasted no time giving their required one month’s notice of their intention to wed. They’ll marry as soon as they legally can …

Elton John Backs North Queensland Cowboys At Cairns Concert

Sir Elton John has worn a North Queensland Cowboys scarf at his Cairns concert, ahead of the NRL Grand Final tonight. The British music legend put it around his neck and then on top of his piano before his encore performance of 1973 ballad “Candle In The Wind” at the Cazaly’s Stadium gig on Saturday …