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Brisbane Politics in the Pub Brisbane Powerhouse

Australia has begun the longest election campaign in over 50 years. Amongst the 150 lower house seats up for grabs, the Division of Brisbane stands out as significant. Some commentators have claimed the seat has made Australian political history with two openly gay candidates and one transgender candidate vying for the job. An upcoming free …

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Brisbane City Council is sending Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a message – legislate for marriage equality as soon as practicable. The formal policy will be adopted as a bipartisan measure in the council chamber next Tuesday, Fairfax Media reports. The motion will be moved by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk (pictured) and seconded by Labor Opposition …

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Justin Timberlake To Perform At Eurovision

Justin Timberlake will perform during the final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest this weekend. He’ll perform his No. 1 single “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” as a special guest during an interval at the Grand Final on Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden. “This is fantastic news and we are very excited that Justin Timberlake, an artist …

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South Africa Gay Rugby Team Jozi Cats Group Shot

South Africa’s first ever gay rugby team is tackling gay stereotypes with an incredible anti-homophobia recruitment campaign that challenges homophobic slurs and concepts of masculinity. Having only formed this year, the Jozi Cats have wasted no time in making their mark both on and off the field by creating an advertising campaign which sees the …

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Adele Offers To Be Surrogate for Gay Couple

Adele is well known for surprising her fans, but this may be her biggest surprise yet! Last week in Denmark, the 28-year-old singer jokingly offered to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple who got engaged at her concert at the Forum in Copenhagen. The British singer initially invited the couple to join her …

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Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of wonder drug Truvada for HIV prevention, in what has been described as a major breakthrough following years of advocacy from health organisations. The drug is a tablet HIV negative people at high risk of infection can take once a day as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, …

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It’s official – Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes is gay. There has been much speculation about his sexuality since a Tumblr post in January described some racy modelling photos as his “secret gay past”. When Haynes responded with “Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :)”, many assumed he …

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Queenslanders are wimps when it comes to nudism. That’s the bare fact of the matter according to Noosa Edge Nudist Retreat owner and activist Rainer Muekenberger. “Everywhere in the world has nudist beaches,” he told the Courier-Mail. “We have thousands of kilometres of amazing beaches here in Queensland so surely we can allocate a few …

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Soprano Ana Marina To Launch Debut Album

Brisbane soprano Ana Marina has starred in productions of Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables but she’s taking on a new role as a singer-songwriter with the launch of her album Haunted. Ms Marina said the album is the realisation of a lifelong dream, after her illustrious stage career. “Performing was such a huge …

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Indigenous leaders from throughout the nation have converged on Alice Springs to address the “epidemic” levels of suicide in remote communities. They are calling on the Federal Government to address the crisis, with suicide rates in the Kimberley region doubling in the past five years. More than 370 delegates are attending the inaugural National Aboriginal …

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