Sir Elton John has said he is “blown away” by Kingsman actor Taron Egerton’s performances of his songs in Elton’s upcoming biographical movie Rocketman. Twenty-eight-year-old Egerton will play the music icon in the long-awaited film, but Elton’s husband David Furnish says the singer has told Egerton not to attempt a strict impersonation. “Elton has told …

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Liberal MP Tim Wilson has married his partner Ryan Bolger, three months after he proposed in federal parliament. The Victorian MP announced that he and his partner had tied the knot on Sunday in a post on Twitter. “The 11th of March is a special day. It’s the day after @rpbolger’s birthday. The day before …

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Ellen DeGeneres has urged fans to boycott Bermuda after it became the first country in the world to repeal marriage equality. Last May, the island nation’s Supreme Court ruled that a registrar’s decision to deny a marriage license to a same-sex couple was discriminatory. But lawmakers responded by creating the Domestic Partnership Act, which allows …

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Jessica Mauboy has finally unveiled the song she’ll perform at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The Darwin-born perform will sing the uplifting anthem “#We Got Love” at the contest in Portugal in May. “I love the Eurovision Song Contest. I have since I was a little girl watching it with the family in Darwin,” the …

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A memorial for Matthew Leveson has been found vandalised on the eve of the late 20-year-old Sydney man’s funeral. The memorial was created on a tree in the National Park where the 20-year-old’s remains were found in May last year. Matthew’s father Mark Leveson posted a photo of the tree to social media on Thursday …

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One of Brisbane’s biggest celebrations of LGBTIQ culture and diversity, the MELT Festival, is sashaying back to the Brisbane Powerhouse in May. Organisers have unveiled the festival’s 2018 program, featuring a lineup of more than 20 productions and events across 11 nights of revelry, starting on May 17 to coincide with IDAHOT, the International Day …

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A Sunshine Coast woman with terminal cancer and her partner have been revealed as the first Australian same-sex couple to legally marry. The marriage between Jo Grant and Jill Kindt was held on December 15 and was allowed to proceed without the usual 30-day waiting period because Jo was terminally ill with a rare form …

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The Queensland government has introduced legislation to parliament that would remove the need for transgender Queenslanders to get divorced in order to have their gender officially recognised. Under state law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update the gender marker on their …

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A large contingent of Queenslanders were among the 12,000 participants in the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade last Saturday night. Organisers said an estimated 300,000 people lined Oxford Street as the city filled with rainbows for the annual event. Brisbane LGBTIQ swim team Aqualicious’ Mardi Gras float was titled “Let’s get …

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The director of the Oscar-winning gay romance drama Call Me By Your Name has confirmed work has begun on a sequel. The coming-of-age drama, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, was based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name. The film missed out on a Best Picture Oscar on Sunday …

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