Kinky Boots is one of the best, best musicals I’ve seen in a very long time. Usually on an opening night, the audience is very staid – I think I saw the governor’s car there – and a few other people in the audience were very reserved. But at the end of the show, they …

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Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners. The “no” ad, created by the Coalition for Marriage and first aired on Tuesday, attempted to conflate marriage equality with sex education in schools and has been widely criticised as …

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New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre is bringing the campy and big-hearted play La Cage Aux Folles to Brisbane, and Ross Waghorn – better known as Sportsman Hotel drag star Wanda D’Parke – is taking on a lead role. In the play, St Tropez nightclub owner Georges and professional drag star Albin are thrilled …

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Queensland Health has granted four non-government organisations a slice of $338,000 in funding to protect the mental health of LGBTI community members during the upcoming Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Minister for Health Cameron Dick said the funding would provide assistance in managing any increase in demand for services. The one-off funding has been allocated …

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The first TV advertisement promoting a “no” vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey has been criticised as “deliberately misleading”. The ad, produced by the Coalition for Marriage and authorised by Marriage Alliance spokeswoman Sophie York, was released online and aired on TV on Tuesday evening. The ad attempts to conflate the legalisation of …

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Singer Pink has delivered an emotional speech about self-image and gender fluidity at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend. At the ceremony, the singer performed a medley of her hit songs and accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honouring her career. On stage, the 37-year-old shared a story about her six-year-old daughter Willow, …

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A Sydney theatre company has said it “won’t be silenced” after cast, crew and audience members at a performance of “Holding The Man” had their tyres slashed. At least 12 people had their tyres damaged at Lane Cove Theatre Company’s performance of the stage version of Timothy Conigrave’s autobiographical same-sex love story on Saturday. LCTC’s …

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Australian performer Trevor Ashley will join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a gala evening celebrating Dame Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday and her musical legacy at this year’s Brisbane Festival. Ashley will take to the QPAC Concert Hall stage next month to perform dozens of classic hits while in character as the music icon, wearing costumes by …

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Political conservatives who support same-sex marriage have launched a campaign urging voters to say ‘yes’ in next month’s postal survey on the issue. The campaign features messages from senior Liberals and Nationals including federal ministers Christopher Pyne and Kelly O’Dwyer, as well as Queenslanders Trevor Evans and Sue Boyce. Pyne said: “I’ll be campaigning for …

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Queensland police officers who identify as LGBTI have shared their stories of coming out and acceptance in a powerful video. Titled “It Gets Better”, the 10-minute video features around a dozen male and female officers from across the state discussing their sexuality, their experiences of coming out, and their experiences being an LGBTI person in …

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