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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 7.30 pm, …

living with hiv CWC Sportsman Hotel


A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will again grace the stage at this month’s CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by Queensland drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including Dame …

Sportsman Hotel Panorama


A new mural greeting patrons to the Sportsman Hotel pays tribute to the iconic Brisbane gay venue’s history. The mural was unveiled last month to coincide with the 57th Queens Ball Awards, and depicts two leather-clad men alongside Queensland drag queens Vollie LaVont and Mandy Moobs surrounded by a rainbow ribbon, below the words “Sporties …

living with hiv CWC Sportsman Hotel


A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel this Saturday night (June 30), the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and …

57th annual queens ball


Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queens Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. Aunty Dawn At the …

living with hiv CWC Sportsman Hotel


A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel on June 30, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including …

Matty Soppa


A funeral service for Queensland man Matty Soppa will be held this Friday on the Sunshine Coast. Matty was well-known in the Queensland LGBTIQ community, working at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel as a bartender and dancer and at Fortitude Valley men’s venue Club 29. Friends are remembering Matty as a generous volunteer who gave his time …

Freda Mae Terry Lewis drag queen


In 2017, Queensland passed laws to enable gay men to apply for expungement of historic gay convictions from the years before the state decriminalised homosexuality. However, eligibility requirements mean the convictions of men such as Alf Stanton, aka Brisbane drag queen Freda Mae West, will stand. Arrested in 1954 for buggery by the infamously corrupt …

Trough Brisbane


The Brisbane launch of popular gay party event Trough this Saturday night has been cancelled, organisers have announced. The sexy Trough parties, inspired by Berlin’s underground club scene, have been popular in Sydney and Melbourne and Saturday night’s event at the Sportsman Hotel was to be Trough’s Brisbane launch. “A few days ago we received …

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