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RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 cast group photo

By Scott McKinnon, University of Wollongong For a reality TV show about a queer subculture, RuPaul’s Drag Race has achieved extraordinary success. In the show, which winds up another series this Friday, drag queens compete to be named “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Across 13 seasons (including three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) it has …

Brisbane non-binary activist Jade Mirabito performs on stage

By Jade Mirabito Gosh, gender is a bizarre thing. It took me many years to carve out a nook that feels comfortable in regards to terminology, expression, presentation, language for me and my body, spaces I can use, and so many countless little things you don’t really realise is a decision you can make until …

Qweens On King fag/stag Yummy Brisbane Festival 2018

First of all  the Australian gender-busting drag ensemble YUMMY are among the headliners of a free mini festival next week, as the Brisbane Festival officially launches its program for 2018. The festival will hold a public launch party in Queen Street Mall as the full 2018 program is unveiled, boasting almost 600 performances – 100 …

Patti LuPone

By Paul Dellit Since the Golden Age of Broadway there have been many leading ladies that have fallen into the category of diva, particularly in the field of musical theatre. Whether she likes it or not Patti LuPone has unofficially been crowned the reigning Broadway diva of her generation. The word ‘diva’ is of Latin/Italian …

Billy Elliot. Jamie Bell stars as title character Billy Elliot

The Hungarian State Opera has cancelled more than a dozen performances of heartwarming stage musical Billy Elliot after conservative commentators claimed the musical could lead to children becoming homosexual. The company said in a statement that it wasn’t cancelling the performances because the claims had merit, but because the controversy surrounding the production had led …

Peter Allen festival tenterfield

Gay music legend Peter Allen’s regional hometown of Tenterfield will later this year hold an entire festival to celebrate its special relationship with the performer. Allen was born in the northern New South Wales town in 1944, and rose to fame in the 1970s and 80s, becoming known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish …

Hedwig and the Angry Inch origin of love

John Cameron Mitchell, the creator of the queer cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will perform a special show in Brisbane next month. In The Origin of Love: The Stories and Songs of Hedwig, Mitchell will take to the stage to channel the titular glam-rock icon to perform much-loved rock ballads and share stories …

Ray Meagher Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical

Australian actor Ray Meagher – best known as Home and Away patriarch Alf Stewart – will swap Summer Bay for the Australian Outback for the Brisbane leg of the Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical later this year. Based on the Oscar-winning 1994 film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the story of three Sydney …

Stomp

The stage show Stomp is returning to Australia for the first time in five years. Australian audiences will be able to see Stomp’s signature high-octane mix of ensemble choreography, industrial percussion, and continuous comedy. But the show contains no lyrics, with eight performers using nothing but a range of ordinary objects to create music. Everything …

Pam Ann

She’s the crass talking, take-no-prisoners air hostess, who has fought and air-f#$ked her way to the top of the comedy circuit. For over 20 years, air hosties have loved her and the gays have wanted to be her. She’s worked and recorded material for British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Jet Blue and American Airlines. …

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