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Australia’s biggest vogue competition, Sissy Ball, is returning to the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to celebrate Asia-Pacific’s LGBTQIA+ community. Inspired by New York’s iconic vogue ballroom scene, the event brings people together for a night of dance, music, and expressive freedom and celebrates ballroom’s endurance in queer culture. Sissy Ball made its …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gia Gunn has opened up about her transition in the first scene of All Stars 4. The first 14 minutes of the new season’s first episode has been released online, showing us all of the returning All Stars making their workroom entrances. Gia Gunn, who came out as transgender last year, …

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Dreaming of a White Christmas? It’s yours this holiday season at the Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane’s underground Opera House. Venture underground and forget all the cares of the world up above as world-class opera singers and musical theatre performers serenade you with both classic and contemporary carols in the acoustically sensational reservoir. And the mystical, …

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It’s Christmas party season, and with it comes serious risks for workers who have too much to drink and misbehave around colleagues. Every year, dozens of Australian workers face serious disciplinary action and sometimes even dismissal for inappropriate behaviour during work Christmas functions. Some recent cases include engineering project coordinator Damien McDaid, who was fired …

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Comedian Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the Academy Awards after an intense backlash over past homophobic tweets that resurfaced just days after he landed the gig. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night …

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ABC telemovie Riot has won three awards at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in Sydney on Wednesday night. The movie depicted the 78ers, the group of original Mardi Gras activists, and their fateful June 1978 march which was violently broken up by police. Fifty-three of the marchers were arrested, …

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A spinoff of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be coming to the UK next year. The eight-episode series will be broadcast on BBC Three next year, The Sun reported. The spinoff will reportedly be filmed in London and will invite aspiring drag superstars from across the United Kingdom to take part. “I am beyond excited to …

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Generally speaking, biopics tend to centre around an exceptional person (in one form or another) overcoming an adversity of sorts. And whilst Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? adheres to the formula, her subject – author Lee Israel – is far from exceptional and her challenge to overcome is to not get caught for …

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