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Sir Elton John has said he is “blown away” by Kingsman actor Taron Egerton’s performances of his songs in Elton’s upcoming biographical movie Rocketman. Twenty-eight-year-old Egerton will play the music icon in the long-awaited film, but Elton’s husband David Furnish says the singer has told Egerton not to attempt a strict impersonation. “Elton has told …

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Jessica Mauboy has finally unveiled the song she’ll perform at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The Darwin-born perform will sing the uplifting anthem “#We Got Love” at the contest in Portugal in May. “I love the Eurovision Song Contest. I have since I was a little girl watching it with the family in Darwin,” the …

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One of Brisbane’s biggest celebrations of LGBTIQ culture and diversity, the MELT Festival, is sashaying back to the Brisbane Powerhouse in May. Organisers have unveiled the festival’s 2018 program, featuring a lineup of more than 20 productions and events across 11 nights of revelry, starting on May 17 to coincide with IDAHOT, the International Day …

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RuPaul has issued an apology for controversial statements he made about drag and the transgender community. The drag icon faced a backlash after telling The Guardian he “probably wouldn’t” allow a post-transition queen to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race. “Drag loses its sense of danger and its sense of irony once it’s not men doing …

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As the modern media landscape evolves we see more and more queer stories on our screens. But are they our queer stories? Or are they simplified, reduced to digestible narratives for a mainstream audience? That’s the question asked by Sydney-based production Queerstories as it prepares to make its Brisbane debut. Maeve Marsden is the producer …

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If you aren’t familiar with local punk rock band Being Jane Lane, you soon will be when they take to the main stage at the 2018 Big Gay Day street party. Louise, Teigan, Kayla, Kate and Phoebe make up this fierce queer punk quintet from southeast Queensland who have been making waves in the Brisbane …

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The director of the Oscar-winning gay romance drama Call Me By Your Name has confirmed work has begun on a sequel. The coming-of-age drama, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, was based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name. The film missed out on a Best Picture Oscar on Sunday …

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Sir Elton John has hit out at a “rude” fan who the singer says disrupted a recent concert performance in Las Vegas. The entertainer was performing “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” last Thursday night during his residency at venue Caesars Palace when he invited a group of fans to join him onstage. But in a …

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