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Matthew Mitcham instagram

Matthew Mitcham has shared a series of snaps of his summer road trip with his Instagram followers, and the photos are making us very jealous. Early last month, the Olympic gold medalist wrote on Instagram that he and partner Luke are planning to move to the UK later in March, but first they were road-tripping …

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Cairns Tropical pride rainbow crossing

LGBTIQ Australia descended on North Queensland over the weekend for this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride. The festival kicked off with Friday night’s Community Heroes Awards, hosted by festival headliner Matthew Mitcham at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Pat O’Hara Award for Lifetime Achievement was accepted by Dave Weston on behalf of his late partner Brendan …

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Australian drag star Karen From Finance

Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTI festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival is almost here, taking place across three days from next Friday, October 12 until Sunday, October 14. Australian drag star Karen From Finance will be among the performers and musicians taking to …

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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 …

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Brisbane Pride Choir

A lineup of queer performers took to the stage on Monday night for a special concert supporting LGBTIQ pride at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Brisbane-born drag superstar Courtney Act hosted the “Sparkle in the Sand” concert on the beach at Surfers Paradise as part of the Games’ arts and cultural festival. Courtney (pictured below) …

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The organisers of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ Australian-first “Pride House” have announced the timetable of events over the next two weeks. Modelled after a traditional “hospitality house” common at international sporting events, the Pride House will be hosted by the Surfers Paradise venue Rise Bar and Club until the Games wrap up on April 15. …

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Matthew Mitcham

Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham has thrown his weight behind the Australian-first “Pride House” set to launch on the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games. Modelled after a traditional Olympic hospitality house, the Pride House will be a family-friendly space at Surfers Paradise welcoming LGBTIQ athletes, fans, and their friends during the Games. “Whether or …

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