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Rusty's Pub

Under the mango tree at Rusty’s Pub in Cairns

Rusty’s Pub in Cairns was once the sole gathering place for the far northern LGBTIQA+ communities. And what a place it was! On Saturday nights during the late 80s and early 90s, the beer garden of the old pub hosted the weekly Gay Night. By beer garden, I actually mean a patch of dirt out …

tullula bright colonel light gay pub adelaide

Adelaide drag queen Tullula Bright opens queer, family friendly pub

An iconic Adelaide venue has come out of hibernation after four years, and it’s had a makeover.  Adelaide drag queen Tullula Bright took over the Colonel Light Hotel after noticing a gap in the market.  The heritage-listed pub has had its doors closed since 2017, until Bright saw the potential for a new queer venue. …