Four emerging and established choreographers are set to take centre stage in Brisbane next month when the Expressions Dance Company presents their new show Converge. The choreographers – Stephanie Lake, Richard Causer and Jake McLarnon from Australia and Xu Yiming from China – will build daring new works with the award-winning dancers at the Queensland …

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Kylie Minogue is launching her upcoming new album Golden with shows at intimate venues across the UK and Europe next month. But fans eager to attend the singer’s London concert at the exclusive Cafe De Paris nightclub were left fuming at the price for a coveted Meet & Greet ticket to the show, which included …

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ANZ Bank have unveiled a new batch of “GAYTMs” to mark this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Each year the bank transforms several ATM machines in or around Sydney’s CBD into elaborate works of art to celebrate Mardi Gras, with a different theme each year. This year’s GAYTMs are covered in light reflecting …

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From the Print Editor Tim Passmore: Welcome to our new edition where you’ll find our signature mix of LGBTIQ news, features and events relevant to our local community. It’s a great pleasure to showcase Queensland comedian Mel Buttle ahead of her appearances at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. We’re also pleased to bring you a thoughtful …

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Dallas John Baker was born in archly conservative Toowoomba and grew up there in the 1970s and 1980s. It was the peak of the “Joh years”, under Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson, an era known for police corruption and brutality towards lesbian and gay people. Despite the hostile environment in which he found himself, Dallas refused …

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Indonesian authorities are failing to protect the transgender women who were appallingly ill-treated and humiliated by police in North Aceh on January 27, some of whom have since had to go into hiding due to fears for their safety, according to human rights group Amnesty International. Amnesty International interviewed some of the victims in a …

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Australian songstress Paulini Curuenavuli has been announced as the headliner of Brisbane summer street festival Big Gay Day next month. The event will again take over an inner-city street with a large main stage set up next to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel on Sunday, March 11. The theme of this year’s Big Gay …

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Singer Sam Smith has said that he hit Sydney’s gay bars very hard on a recent holiday to Australia. “Oh my god, I had some mad nights in some gay bars in Sydney,” Sam told talk show host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “I had one really bad night where I, like, puked at …

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Health has moved to declare homosexuality a “mental disorder,” as lawmakers debate a popular bill that would criminalize homosexuality in the country. The Ministry announced it would add homosexuality to a list of mental disorders in a new medical guide it planned to publish, according to local media reports. The guide is …

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