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Dinner is served at Brisbane portrait photographer Joel Devereux’s mouth-watering new photo exhibition “FOODP*RN” at the MELT Festival. The exhibition features raunchy shots of 100 men wearing nothing but different kinds of food and it was officially launched on Wednesday, the opening night of the Brisbane Powerhouse’s Melt Festival 2017. Joel said the project took …

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Concerns have been raised over the wording of the Queensland government’s amendment to eliminate the state’s so-called “gay panic” defence. The widely condemned partial legal defence allows those accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they claim the violence was triggered by an unwanted homosexual advance. Queensland Attorney-General Yvette …

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The Sportsman Hotel will next week induct four distinguished drag queens into their new Queensland Drag Hall of Fame. The Drag Hall of Fame will take pride of place in the Lounge Bar of the venue and the names of the first four queens to be immortalised in it, as selected by Sporties’ directors and …

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Would you spend your first date with someone in your underwear? 20-year-old Brisbane student Brandon will soon strip down on national TV when he appears on new reality dating show Undressed, which premiered on SBS on Monday night. The show’s matched-up couples meet each other for the first time and undress each other down to …

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A majority of LGBTI Australians have rejected controversial provisions in the government’s draft marriage equality bill that would specifically allow same-sex couples to be refused service by civil celebrants and faith-owned businesses. A draft marriage equality bill was released by the Government last year as part of its planned plebiscite on the issue, which was ultimately torpedoed …

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Gladstone Police have ruled out foul play and the involvement of a third party in the New Year’s Day bridge fall that left a New Zealand tourist fighting for life. Joth Wilson-Tokotaua fell from the Goondoon St railway overpass shortly after midnight on January 1 and was taken to a Brisbane hospital in critical condition, …

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A change in dating culture has been identified as the likely cause behind a spike in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Queensland. Dr Wendell Rosevear, who runs a Brisbane-based medical centre that specialises in sexual health, told the ABC he “quite frequently” treated patients who had between four and 10 sexual partners a day, and …

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A 15th anniversary celebration of the queer cult classic “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is coming to this year’s MELT Festival for one night only. “Hedwig” was written by John Cameron Mitchell and debuted on Broadway in 1998. Both the stage musical and the 2001 film adaptation tell the remarkable story of a genderqueer singer …

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One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson has said she’s “quite happy” with inflammatory comments made by one of her candidates about LGBTI families. One Nation’s Glasshouse candidate Tracey Bell-Henselin (pictured, right) recently posted on Facebook that the LGBTI community are trying to “destroy families” and are “the real manipulating bigot,” The Courier-Mail reported. “LGBTI is …

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A New Zealand father of three who plunged from a Gladstone bridge onto train tracks was the victim of a gay hate crime, his partner has claimed. Police said Joth Wilson, 25, (pictured, right) left his partner Maioha Tokotaua at home to buy cigarettes about 15 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve. But once …

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