Two years ago, photographer John Bortolin embarked on an artistic journey which has now culminated in the creation of ‘Manscape’, a big and beautiful coffee-table book combining and celebrating the natural beauty of Northern New South Wales and the male physique.     “The incredible landscapes of the Byron Bay shire in Australia, and its …

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#1 Liberace  There is flamboyant and then there is Liberace! Born in 1919 in a working class area of Milwaulee, Wisconsin to immigrant parents, W?adziu Valentino Liberace may have humble beginnings but this child prodigy pianist would go on to become the highest paid entertainer in the world, and not to mention the most fabulous …

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Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi have celebrated their tenth anniversary as a coupe this month, marking the occasion with a gorgeous make-up free selfie. Despite constant media reports that the couple’s marriage is on the rocks, the pair have both appeared very happy in public lately after a tough 2014 that saw De …

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New Equality Minister Martin Foley has wasted no time in ensuring gay couples will be allowed to adopt children in Victoria. Just hours after being sworn in as part of the new Andrews government, Mr Foley promised to expeditiously amend adoption laws in order to bring Victoria into line with New South Wales, Western Australia, …

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Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia is working closely with tourism operators in the Whitsundays. Need a break? Then you need look no further than the sunny climes and beautiful beaches of the Whitsundays. Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) members and directors travelled from all parts of Australia to attend its annual general meeting in …

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Surrogacy is generally practiced responsibly all over the world and is particularly important amongst prospective LGBT parents, but lately there have been a few high profile cases that have sullied surrogacy’s image and led to call to overhaul surrogacy legislation in Australia which differs from state to state. Many of us have by now will …

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Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Taipei this month in the name of marriage equality. The protesters attached 112 padlocks to the gates of the nation’s parliament – one for each elected lawmaker. Each legislator was also sent a key and invited to unlock their padlock at the rally to show their …

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Good news for transgender youth – a recently published Dutch study has shown that the use of puberty blockers is a very positive step. Puberty blockers are drugs which suppress the release of sex hormones at the onset of puberty, and this stops the irreversible physical changes that come with puberty – facial hair, voice …

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Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV/AIDS, the CWC Cabaret is back this November at Imaginations nightclub in Spring Hill.   Hosted by Mother Nature, the evening will dish up a delicious array of drag identities from all venues, as well as performances by some of Queensland’s best loved performers from years gone …

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Don’t miss the ATSAQ Christmas party at the Sporties on Saturday, November 29.  Roll up, roll up – the more the merrier! That’s the word from Australian Transgender Association Queensland (ATSAQ) regarding their Christmas luncheon to be held at the Sportsman Hotel between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, November 29. ATSAQ president Gina Mather said …

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