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What does a “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey mean to you? QNews has asked our readers to create a 30-second video on a mobile phone answering this question. Entries will go into the draw to win two great prizes: the Judge’s Choice video will win $500 and the People’s Choice video will …

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Indigenous LGBTI leaders led this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival march, which saw Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley filled with rainbows on Saturday. Some 10,000 LGBTI community members and supporters heard from Brisbane Pride organisers, local politicians and activists before the march embarked at midday, started by the roar of the Dykes on Bikes and the …

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Music icon Sir Elton John has made a heartfelt call for Australia to vote for marriage equality as he prepares for two concerts in north Queensland. The star posted a photo of his 2014 wedding to husband David Furnish to his social media accounts and wrote that Australia should embrace the reform as an “expression …

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A group of lucky Queensland musical theatre students will be mentored by acclaimed Broadway performer Liz Callaway before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the very first time. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981, and has since performed in shows like “Cats” and the original …

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Olympic athletes Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin have urged all Queenslanders to vote “yes” for marriage equality as soon as they receive their survey forms. Larkin, Seebohm and Brisbane gay couple Luke Nixon and Eddie Sahovic (all pictured, below) addressed an event in Queen Street Mall in Brisbane on Sunday to launch the nationwide #PostYourYES …

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Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has alleged his godson Sean was punched after objecting to a man using gay slurs and tearing down rainbow flags put up in Brisbane to support marriage equality. Rudd posted a photo of Brisbane musician Sean Foster bleeding from a cut to his forehead to his Instagram, writing: “So many …

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Audiences will see a familiar face in Brisbane theatre group Nash Theatre’s upcoming production of La Cage Aux Folles. Ross Waghorn, who performs as drag queen Wanda D’Parke (pictured, right) will star in the iconic musical, which follows nightclub owner Georges and drag queen Albin. “It’s set in St Tropez in the South of France. …

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The winners of BootCo’s annual Mr Queensland Leather and Queensland Leather Boy competitions for 2017 have been crowned. Scott Lovegrove won the title of Mr QLD Leather at the Brisbane leather community group’s annual Corium leather and kink dance party on September 9. Nick Michael was the winner of Queensland Leather Boy 2017, also presented …

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Community events have been held throughout Queensland to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. The theme for the day (officially Sunday, September 10) was “Take a Minute, Change a Life”, aimed at emphasising the importance of having a supportive conversation with someone if you are concerned about their well-being. The increasing suicide rate is alarming, with …

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The NRL has backed the “yes” campaign for same-sex marriage after out rugby legend Ian Roberts appealed to the organisation to take a stand. Roberts, who came out in 1995, said he’s passionately fought for equality following the suicides of four close mates who struggled with the stigma around their sexuality. But he said it …

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