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Sacha Baron Cohen and Freddie Mercury

By Filip Teovanovic Sasha Baron Cohen has revealed the reason he didn’t portray legendary singer Freddie Mercury in a Queen biopic. In an interview with US radio host Howard Stern, the 44-year-old actor revealed a creative clash with the band’s surviving members is what made him drop out of the film back in 2013. Sacha …

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Lilly Wachowski

By Filip Teovanovic Lilly Wachowski has joined her film director sister Lana in coming out as transgender. Four years after sibling Lana Wachowski revealed she’s transgender, Lilly (formerly known as Andy) has introduced herself to the world in a statement published by Chicago LGBTI publication Windy City Times. But the 48-year old “The Matrix” director …

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Ruby Rose

By Kevin Hardy Aussie actress and model Ruby Rose has said she’s “speechless” after finding out she’ll be honoured with a prestigious GLAAD award. The 29-year-old Orange is the New Black actress will receive the influential gay and lesbian lobby group’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award, awarded to a person who has made a significant difference …

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Madonna's Clown Costume

Madonna tried her hand at stand-up comedy for a special one-off gig in Melbourne on Thursday night. In between jokes and storytelling in the city’s 1500-seat Forum Theatre, Madonna delivered a setlist of obscure songs from her back catalgoue, many of which have never been performed live before. The singer has been teasing the cabaret-esque …

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Dami Im

Queensland songbird and Australia’s next Eurovision Song Contest entrant Dami Im has revealed the song she’ll be performing: a midtempo power ballad titled “Sound of Silence”. “The first time I heard ‘Sound of Silence’ I knew it was the perfect song for me to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest,” the former X-Factor champ recalled. …

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Tradie Pong Thep Brown from Albury in New South Wales has wowed Facebook with his dance to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. The clip was originally posted to the site by fellow co-worker Alex Molkentin and it’s now been viewed more than 1 million times. Alex wrote the following message about the priceless moves: “It’s happy friday again & …

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Joel Creasey

Comedian Joel Creasey wants to see more diversity on Australian TV and he’s troubled by the fact he couldn’t name any other gay or lesbian hosts currently on air. “It is shocking to me that I’m pretty much the only out gay man on commercial television in Australia that I know of,” the 25-year-old told News Corp. …

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Last issue we asked our readers: Should QNews ‘CONTINUE TO LIST’ the Wickham as a gay venue on our Q Map / business directory / venue listings / magazine / events / calendar and continue to recommend The Wickham to strangers, newly out people and travellers as a gay welcoming venue? The poll was created due to the feedback we received from many …

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Mr Sportsman Hotel 2015

The search for Mr Sportsman Hotel 2016 is officially on! The contest is one of the Sportsman Hotel’s most popular events and this year Candy Surprise will host the proceedings, with special performances from the incredibly camp Bebe Gunn. Aside from the glory and bragging rights that come with being Mr Sportsman, there are also …

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Andrew and Christopher Birtwistle-Smith

South Australian Greens MP Tammy Franks and Liberal MP David Pisoni have united to introduce a co-sponsored bill to recognise overseas same-sex marriages in the state. The bill is in response to the humiliation suffered by UK resident Marco Bulmer-Rizzi when his husband David died suddenly on their honeymoon in Adelaide in January this year. David’s marriage was not …

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