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Melbourne LGBTI activists are planning a mass same-sex wedding next month to protest Australia’s ban on marriage equality. Equal Love Melbourne has invited same-sex couples to get married at the public ceremony, which will be held at the State Library of Victoria on August 26 following a marriage equality march through the city. It will …

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The 2017 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival requests you travel north to locate some of the more unique cinematic titles you’re likely to find this year. Palace Cinemas will once again play host to the event that kicks off in Brisbane in style on July 20 with the opening night screening of the brilliantly droll comedy …

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Two of the drag stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race are set to head to outback New South Wales for this year’s Broken Heel Festival. CoCo Montrese and Alexis Michelle (pictured, below) will join a lineup of Australian entertainers bringing drag performances, cabaret, comedy and live music to the now-annual festival. Local drag stars Philmah Bocks …

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Hundreds of people in Orlando, Florida have attended vigils to mark one year since the horrific attack on local nightclub Pulse which claimed the lives of 49 people. The City of Orlando, the Orange County government and Pulse Nightclub declared June 12 as Orlando United Day, “A Day of Love and Kindness.” Family members read …

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A candlelight vigil to raise money for the victims of a reported campaign of gay persecution in the Russian region of Chechnya will be held on the Sunshine Coast. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, …

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Are you seeking a soulmate, looking for a job, happily unemployed, a little bit screwed up or just love having a good time? In other words, are you a fully qualified human? You’ll want to make friends with the lovable, foul-mouthed puppet residents of Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, who are back in town at …

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More than 20 of Queensland’s top drag queens will grace the Sportsman Hotel stage next month for the annual CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by Mother Nature at Sporties on May 13, the evening will dish up a delicious array of drag identities from all Brisbane queer venues, as well …

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A new support group for all queer men who have experienced prostate cancer has been established in Brisbane. According to official data, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males and the group’s organisers say like any chronic condition, the experience of diagnosis can be devastating. For same-sex attracted men, their experience following …

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LGBTIQ parents-to-be have been invited to attend an upcoming information night in New Farm in Brisbane early next month. Three experts on rainbow families will address the May 4 forum to offer insight to prospective parents about their journey to parenthood and give them valuable advice on some of the pitfalls same-sex couples can face. …

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After the devestating floods in Lismore in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, northern NSW LGBTI group Tropical Fruits have decided to defiantly dance on to raise money for those affected. In late March, thousands of locals were evacuated from the area as Lismore’s CBD flooded after the Wilson’s River broke its banks in the aftermath …

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