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A group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drag performers will this weekend compete for the coveted title of Miss First Nation 2018. The drag competition, which has been running all week at the Imperial Hotel in Sydney, invites Indigenous drag performers from all over the country to showcase their talents. The pageant was first …

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Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

The highly-anticipated new film Boy Erased tells the story of a teenager pressured into dangerous “gay conversion” therapy by his religious parents in the US’ Bible belt. Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is viscously outed to his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, in a small American town. Fearing a loss of …

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A new policy to be debated by the Sydney Anglican diocese that would ban same-sex weddings and the promotion of homosexuality and transgender “ideology” in churches has been panned by queer Christians. The policy would confirm that church-owned buildings can only be used for acts that “conform to the doctrines, tenets and beliefs of the …

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In March 1973 a Fortitude Valley nightclub, the Whisky Au Go Go was firebombed resulting in the deaths of fifteen people. Excluding the appalling colonial decimation of Aboriginal populations, the Whisky Au Go Go fire was the worst mass murder in Australian history before the Port Arthur shootings of 1996. Among the people killed that …

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Whether you have been to Japan before or not, Japan Food Tours offers you the unique opportunity to experience the country’s food, culture and people on fully guided tours. And QNews Magazine readers are being offered an incredible introductory two-for-one discount for a the company’s brand new tour of Honshu in December. On the trip, …

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Experts from the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have slammed the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s proposal to ban poppers by placing them in the same category as heroin in Australia. Poppers are an inhalant used recreationally by some in the gay community, giving users a brief head rush while …

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Uniting Network conversion therapy

Uniting Network Australia, the LGBTIQ group within the Uniting Church of Australia, has denounced harmful “gay conversion” therapy and called on other religious organisations to do the same. “Gay conversion” or “ex-gay” therapy is the discredited practice of trying to change sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual means, and it’s been widely condemned by numerous …

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By Emily Gray, RMIT University Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his government would make amendments to discrimination legislation to make clear no student at a private or religious school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality. This move now has bipartisan support from Greens, Labor and the Liberals. The question …

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With the success of the monthly live game show Rumble at Heya Bar in Fortitude Valley, the event’s creator Joel Devereux is looking forward to the upcoming season of the show at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival. QNews Magazine asked Joel, exactly what is Rumble? “Rumble is a game show like no other! Two fringe artists, typically a …

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