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Publicity photo of Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Queer comedian Hannah Gadsby is following up the success of her acclaimed Netflix special Nanette with a memoir. The book will be titled Ten Steps to Nanette, according to Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, and the project is “a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of the Australian comedian’s life leading up …

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Comedian Tom Ballard’s talk show Tonightly has been axed, the ABC has announced. The ABC said in a statement that Tonightly With Tom Ballard wouldn’t be renewed and will air its last episode on September 7. Host Tom Ballard said that it had been “an honour and a privilege” to host the show, “even though …

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Jack Whitehall

Disney is facing backlash online after news broke that comedian and actor Jack Whitehall had been cast as Disney’s first major gay character in upcoming blockbuster Jungle Cruise. Whitehall is reportedly set to portray Disney’s first openly gay character in the film, alongside actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. UK newspaper The Sun …

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Spoiler alert Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon has revealed the Netflix prison drama is set to end with its seventh season. Laura Prepon, who plays Alex Vause, told The Hollywood Reporter, “The endgame is there. As of now, season seven is our last season. So, the endgame is clear. “But the reason …

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Conchita Wurst

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest will reportedly continue next year because of the competition’s inclusion of LGBTIQ performers. The country has not participated since 2012, and Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) boss Ibrahim Eren said the country was unlikely to compete in 2019. “As a public broadcaster we cannot broadcast live at 9pm, …

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Ruby Rose has been cast as Jewish lesbian superhero Batwoman

Actress Ruby Rose has deleted her Twitter account after copping backlash over her casting as DC superhero Batwoman. Last week it was announced the 32-year-old would play the character in an upcoming crossover episode featuring characters from superhero shows The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl on US network The CW. Batwoman, real name …

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Long-running soap Neighbours has given fans a glimpse of gay couple David and Aaron’s upcoming same-sex wedding in a new video released online. The couple got engaged in scenes that screened in May and the new video shows the characters celebrating before David and Aaron (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) walk down the …

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Brisbane couple Cait and Emma will wed at a same-sex wedding expo in Brisbane

The publishers of Australian wedding magazine Same Same Weddings are holding the next Same Same Weddings Expo this month. The team from Paddington Publications held Brisbane’s first same-sex wedding expo in April and it was such a success they have planned their next expo for Sunday, 26 August from 10am to 3pm at 107 Milton …

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Australian actress Ruby Rose has been cast as queer superhero Batwoman on American TV. The actress will make her debut in a “crossover” on US network The CW, bringing together characters from superhero shows The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. If she’s well-received by audiences, the character may star in her own weekly …

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Cairns Sleazeball

Cairns will this month celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first explicitly “gay” event held in the north Queensland city. Revellers at the Cairns Sleaze Ball on August 25 are encouraged to dress up as they enjoy drag shows, costume prizes, a wax table and utilising the latest technology, “be their own DJ” at the …

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