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Back in 2017, when the majority of Australians were hoping a ‘yes’ vote would bring marriage equality to Australia, Brisbane-based publishing company Paddington Publications was busy compiling the first online edition of their newest title Same Same Weddings Magazine. Publisher Kerrie Gowenlock said, “We decided to publish Australia’s first same sex wedding magazine to showcase …

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Gay Wedding Cake

By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Last year, 61.6% of Australians voted in favour of marriage equality, leading to the passage of legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry. In response to religious concerns and as a concession to ensure marriage equality would pass through parliament, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced in November that …

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Garth Davis

Given that his debut feature film, 2016’s biographical drama Lion, was an Oscar-nominated production, it stands to reason that Australian-born director Garth Davis earns increased interest on his profile as he gears up to deliver his sophomore project. Not the most expected subject matter, but in the current climate of #MeToo it is understandable that …

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Hot Brown Honey

What do you expect to see when you head to a show featuring talented soul singers, an internationally ranked BeatBoxer, circus performers and dancers? When they are also six fierce and sassy women of colour, you get a night at the theatre that will blow your mind. Hot Brown Honey are here and they are …

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Public Trustee Enduring Powers of Attorney

By The Public Trustee Of Queensland Many people are currently celebrating marriage and all of the legal responsibilities that come with it. For those who are single, or attached but not planning to wed anytime soon, it is still important that you give thought to your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. Your Will outlines …

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Levis Equality

Eight LGBTIQ-identifying Australians have shared their stories in a new series of powerful videos created by fashion brand Levi’s. Among them is rising Brisbane hip-hop performer Miss Blanks (pictured), who is transgender. “As a trans woman of colour, what equality means to me is being able to live my most authentic self, free from any …

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DeAnne Smith

Canadian Deanne Smith is a chameleon. She spent most of 2017 playing with identity. By the end of the year she had accumulated an eclectic mix. With her show at the 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival looming, she’s no closer to any kind of resolution. DeAnne identifies as agender. “You’ve got to reject the predetermined categories …

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Underground opera

Underground Opera is the brainchild of Bruce Edwards, a vocal enthusiast with a mining background who produces concerts in unique intimate spaces—mainly subterranean. He’s Underground Opera’s producer. “But I probably refer to myself more as a professional gambler,” he chuckles. The company’s next performance with be at Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, March 24 to 26. …

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MELT Festival Wedding

By Brisbane Powerhouse Love is in the air following the historic “yes” vote and we want to be part of all the loved-up goodness. In celebration of marriage equality, we’re giving one lucky couple the opportunity to win a wedding ceremony and reception at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and …

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The Wickham

There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham was for them any more. Those days are over, says manager David McKillop. “We are actually a gay venue, but everyone’s welcome. Not the other way around,” he said. It’s true that in its recent history, with …

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