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poof doof

Staff at Brisbane’s Gay Bar The Sportsman Hotel have worn burgundy t-shirts and chino pants in a bid to show everyone is welcome at the venue. It comes after the recent controversy surrounding Melbourne club night Poof Doof, which came under fire after an old photo brief resurfaced demanding photographers shoot “big muscles” but ignore …

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Two more local legends have been inducted into the Sportsman Hotel’s Drag Hall of Fame for their contributions to the local drag scene. Sporties showgirl Yana Michelle and producer and choreographer Gavin Anthony (both pictured) were named as the next two Hall of Fame inductees at a special ceremony on Sunday night. Anthony first performed …

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Queensland drag queen Miss Synthetique

Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will induct two more local identities into the venue’s Queensland Drag Hall of Fame later this month. The Drag Hall of Fame takes pride of place in the Lounge Bar of Sporties, and recognises entertainers for their contribution to Queensland drag, performing arts and local charities. And this Australia Day long weekend, …

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Brisbane supermum Marianne Bowler is better known by her name Mama Arsenic. Mama Arsenic (pictured above, right) runs a local makeup and costume business and has two of her children – local drag stars Aurora Arsenic (pictured left) and Archie Arsenic – to thank for introducing her to the drag world. The self-taught seamstress says …

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miss sporties 2018

Photos Miss Sporties 2018 , filled with colour and excitement taken during the event. Eight gorgeous and talented candidates competed for the coveted title. Sellma Soul was crowned Miss Sportsman Hotel 2018 and was presented with a $1000 cash prize, sash and hair package. In this year’s competition, the theme has a European flavour, accompanied by …

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Brisbane drag performer Sellma Soul has been crowned this year’s Miss Sportsman Hotel at the venue’s popular annual drag pageant on Saturday night. This year’s competition had a distinctly European flavour with its Eurovision Song Contest theme. After wowing the panel of judges across three rounds, Sellma (pictured above, with 2017 winner Chocolate Boxx) was …

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Gracie Graham Relph

A public memorial for Queensland man Graham ‘Gracie’ Relph will be held at the Sportsman Hotel next month. Gracie (pictured above, left) passed away earlier this month at the beginning of a trip to Bali, which he considered his home away from home. Many people in Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community remember Gracie for the friendly welcome …

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A new Miss Sportsman Hotel for 2018 will be crowned in the venue’s popular drag pageant on Saturday night. This year’s Miss Sporties contest will have a European flavour with a Eurovision Song Contest theme as the queens battle it out for the coveted Miss Sporties crown and sash on Saturday, November 3. Hosted by …

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QUAC BALLS OUT BINGO

Long-running fundraiser Balls OUT Bingo is celebrating its seventh birthday tonight at The Sportsman Hotel. Balls OUT Bingo is held every Friday night at Sporties, hosted by Brisbane drag queen Candy Surprise, as a major fundraiser for the Queensland AIDS Council. Books to play in tonight’s anniversary game will be on sale from 7.30pm, and the …

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