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Christine Anu is an iconic voice in the Australian music scene. Originating from Queensland, she’s known for everything from her classic hits “My Island Home” and “Party” to her extensive time on the national stage. Most recently, she took to the stage for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and …

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A gay couple from Nimbin are among a group of Australian farmers to take part in a nude charity calendar to raise money and awareness for rural mental health. The Naked Farmer campaign was started in 2017 by Victorian grain and sheep producer Ben Brooksby (pictured above, left) to get people talking about farmers’ health. …

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Australian drag star Karen From Finance is set to headline this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride festival in October. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival will take place across three days, from October 12 to 14. The hilarious Melbourne …

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By Luke Beck, Monash University Social Services Minister Dan Tehan called in a recent speech for a federal Religious Discrimination Act. While Liberal Senator James Paterson has backed the call, backbench Liberal MP Tim Wilson warns such a law may be a smokescreen to allow discrimination against LGBTI people. Tehan’s speech attempts to set the …

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Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell dared to do what no one else would – tell the story of an East German punk-rock singer and her botched sex change operation. Originally a musical, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch was released a few years later to critical acclaim and quickly achieved cult status within …

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An inclusive Brisbane event will be held this Saturday to celebrate International Non-Binary Day. The day is recognised on July 14 every year, and one of the event’s organisers Jade Mirabito said the event came about in response to transphobia and to give Brisbane’s gender diverse community and their allies a safe, inclusive place to …

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An Australian LEGO fan has submitted an incredibly detailed Will & Grace set to the brick company’s crowdsourcing platform LEGO Ideas, and he needs your vote. Melbourne marketing manager Mark Fitzpatrick made headlines last year with his RuPaul’s Brick Race design, which scored more than 10,000 votes. Now Fitzpatrick is back with a new design: …

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A group of Australian drag stars will appear in the new series of the ABC’s eye-opening You Can’t Ask That to answer questions people are too afraid to ask. The show’s simple format sees viewers suggest questions – some ignorant, some well-meaning, some both – for groups of marginalised, often misunderstood Australians. The new series …

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Racy queer cabaret Boy&Girl is coming back to Brisbane for a brand new season. Following several sold-out runs, the Oscar Theatre Company are bringing the home-grown show to The Tivoli in Brisbane with an all-new season of musical theatre, pop music and spectacle “bursting with bare flesh, naughty words, bright lights, show tunes, cheap gags, …

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A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

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