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Silhouettes: Fashion in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS

Silhouettes: Fashion in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS is on at Adelaide’s David Roche Museum until June 18. Ben-Hur spoke with curator and fashion historian Skye Bartlett. Ben-Hur (he/him/they) @wani_niyama is a cultural intermediary and multidisciplinary arts practitioner with a passion for brand development, community activism, and LGBTIQA+ advocacy. A Peer Support and Community Educator at Relationships …

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Incredible look at Andy Warhol’s life in new Netflix docuseries

Netflix has released the first trailer for The Andy Warhol Diaries, a new Ryan Murphy-produced docuseries exploring the gay artist’s life. The six-part series chronicles the life of the enigmatic pop art icon, and brings to life Warhol’s own written diaries. “Andy Warhol’s name, work, and legacy is known the world over,” Netflix said. “But …

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Tributes flow after death of Cairns Indigenous artist Arone Meeks

Cairns’ LGBTIQ and arts communities have mourned the death of Indigenous artist Arone Meeks, who passed away last week. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair director died peacefully in hospital last Wednesday (May 5) after a short battle with cancer. Meeks was 64. The Kuku Imidiji man grew up in the Cape York town of Laura. …

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Celebrating the men of Tom of Finland on his 100th birthday

Legendary gay artist Tom of Finland and his erotic art are being celebrated on what would be his 100th birthday today (May 8). The artist, born Touko Laaksonen in Finland in 1920, gained a global gay following for his muscle-bound, leather-clad homoerotica at a time when being gay was illegal. After serving in World War …

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Local talent joins Equality Australia for ‘Queer Love In’ livestream

Equality Australia is holding a special livestream event featuring a lineup of local queer artists to bring the community together this weekend. The LGBTIQ advocacy organisation will showcase queer artists in the virtual event, Queer Love In, to raise funds for their campaigning. Spokesperson Paige Burton explained the Queer Love In will bring LGBTIQ+ artists …

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Here’s Some Of The Local Artists We Showcased At Our Queer Art Exhibition

There’s just a few days left to peruse and purchase a piece of locally-produced queer art at QNews Magazine’s first queer art exhibition. Held as part of Brisbane’s Pride Month celebrations, the event has been a free showcase for local LGBTIQ artists to help lift their profiles and sell their work. All artworks in the …

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LGBTIQ youth showcase art in exhibition at Open Doors Youth Service

The young people from Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service are hosting an art exhibition to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane. The organisation’s Odyssey Art Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at Betty’s Espresso and Bar in South Brisbane on Thursday (September 20) to raise money for Open Doors’ PRIDE Art Therapy Program. The PRIDE …

Body painter transforms hunks into real-life ‘Tom Of Finland’ characters

A professional body painter has used his incredible skills to turn two bodybuilders into living Tom of Finland leather hunks. Michael Mejia posted the results of his art project with gym junkies Anthony McDonough and Christopher Glebatsas to his Instagram, and the two men look like they’ve just stepped out of the artist’s scenes. For …