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Bill Smith transgender jockey

Revisiting Bill Smith, Australia’s first transgender jockey

North Queensland jockey Bill Smith lived life to the full, and on his own terms. But on his deathbed, ill health forced the 88-year-old to reveal a secret. Bill Smith was Australia’s first transgender jockey. However, in 1975, neither he nor society possessed the language to describe his racing career in those terms. I lived …

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Turtle Cove: tropical paradise holiday on private beach

Tucked away in Far North Queensland, equal distance from Cairns and Port Douglas lies Turtle Cove, the famed LGBTIQA+ tropical resort with its own private clothing-optional beach. Plus coming up on 16 October, Turtle Cove celebrates its very own Pride Festival (details at bottom of the article). Let’s face it, getting away for a holiday …

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Large dildo brings smile to face of elected member

The member for the Queensland electorate of Whitsunday today offered to return a dildo found attached to a campaign sign at Dingo Beach. Elected three times previously as a member of the LNP, Jason Costigan is attempting to win re-election as a member of North Queensland First, which he founded. The dildo apparently did not …