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Brisbane's Sportsman Hotel

Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel: the history of Sporties

In 2022, Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel – Sporties – remains a much-loved community hub. For decades, the LGBTIQ+ communities have regarded Sporties as their home away from home. Besides the public bar, showroom and other facilities, it’s somewhere that community groups have assembled, rallied, and organised. They’ve also collected monies for good causes, fundraising for community …

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Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel reopens as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Brisbane gay venue The Sportsman Hotel reopened for dinner on Saturday as Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions eased. The venue had to close its doors in late March as the pandemic shut down pubs and nightclubs around the country. But under the new Queensland rules beginning Saturday (May 16), 10 people at a time can now dine …