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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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Nth Qld doctor shared pics of patient’s penis tattoo

A North Queensland surgeon today faced court charged with ‘observing or recording in breach of privacy (genital or anal region)’. The Townsville man was also charged with distributing prohibited visual recordings. The doctor claims he took the pics because of the patient’s penis tattoo. Dr Jason Patel allegedly took and shared the pics during the …

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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 …

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Cairns ‘Sleaze Ball’ Costume Party Celebrating 30th Anniversary This Month

Cairns will this month celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first explicitly “gay” event held in the north Queensland city. Revellers at the Cairns Sleaze Ball on August 25 are encouraged to dress up as they enjoy drag shows, costume prizes, a wax table and utilising the latest technology, “be their own DJ” at the …

Cairns Tropical Pride Float To Debut In Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Forty volunteers from Cairns Tropical Pride will represent north Queensland atop the festival’s first ever float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Organiser Kevin Scott said the float was a last minute decision for the festival’s organisers but they were overwhelmed with interest. “We decided around a table prior to Christmas that …

The North Came Together For Cairns Tropical Pride

The largest ever celebration for far north Queensland’s LGBTI community, Cairns Tropical Pride, has wrapped up for this year following its annual week-long festival. “We had such a great year, every one of the festival’s events exceeded our expectations, numbers-wise,” organiser Destiny Rogers said. “This is the time of the year where our whole diverse …

Cairns Tropical Pride Hold Rainbow Crossing ‘Flash Mob’

The organisers of Cairns Tropical Pride have invited everyone to a “flash mob” photo opportunity at the city’s rainbow crossing this weekend. The city became the first in regional Queensland to boast a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing when Cairns Regional council installed one on the Cairns Esplanade in 2016. The crossing has returned this year and …