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RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 cast group photo

By Scott McKinnon, University of Wollongong For a reality TV show about a queer subculture, RuPaul’s Drag Race has achieved extraordinary success. In the show, which winds up another series this Friday, drag queens compete to be named “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Across 13 seasons (including three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) it has …

Queer Eye

Tan France has opened up about how his appearance on Netflix makeover show Queer Eye has improved his relationship with his family. The British-born fashion expert told his co-star Jonathan Van Ness’ Getting Curious podcast that he didn’t feel like he could’ve come out to his Pakistani father before his death when Tan was 13. …

Queer Eye netflix

The stars of reality makeover show Queer Eye have been crowned ‘Yass Queens’ by the mayor of the rural New South Wales town of Yass. Mayor Rowena Abbey presented the boys with some shiny headgear to commemorate their trip to Australia this week, in video posted online by Netflix a few days after the boys …

Neighbours same sex

Long-running Australian soap Neighbours has filmed its first ever same-sex wedding, with gay couple Aaron and David set to make it to the altar in an upcoming episode. The on-again-off-again couple finally got engaged to each other on the beach in scenes screened this month, and this week the show’s cast shot David and Aaron’s …

Jordan Bruno

Perth man Jordan Bruno has been crowned Mr Gay World 2018, the first time an Australian has won the competition. Nineteen contestants from around the world took part in the event in Knysna, South Africa at the weekend. The international competition’s stated goal is to find a spokesperson who will push for global equality for …

Queer Eye

Netflix has announced makeover show Queer Eye will return for season two on June 15. The massively successful series, a modernised revival of 2000s-era hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, introduced a brand new “Fab Five” – fashion expert Tan France, culture guru Karamo Brown, design expert Bobby Berk, grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness …

Hannah Gadsby Nanette

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced the date her critically-acclaimed show Nanette will be released to streaming service Netflix. The show, which was intended to be the Tasmanian comedian’s last before taking a break, has instead launched her to international fame thanks to her powerful and fearless take on queerness, isolation, and homophobia. Gadsby describes the …

Married At First Sight

One of the first gay grooms on reality TV series Married at First Sight has claimed appearing on the show left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. Craig Roach was one half of the first ever same-sex couple to appear on the show in 2016. He wed Andy Ankers in a non-binding ceremony in New Zealand …

Neighbours First Gay Wedding

Australian soap Neighbours will this week move a step closer to the show’s first ever gay wedding. The long-running show’s on-again-off-again gay couple Aaron and David will finally get engaged to each other on the beach in this Friday’s (May 18) episode. Matt Wilson, who plays Aaron, said it was a step he had wanted …

Home and away Ty

Long-running Australian soap Home and Away will this week introduce its first gay character in nine years. Ty, played by Western Australian actor Darius Williams, will arrive in Summer Bay this week. The character will be fostered by John and Marilyn, and he’ll become friends with fellow high school student Raffy. Williams recently took to …

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