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What do you expect to see when you head to a show featuring talented soul singers, an internationally ranked BeatBoxer, circus performers and dancers? When they are also six fierce and sassy women of colour, you get a night at the theatre that will blow your mind. Hot Brown Honey are here and they are …

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By The Public Trustee Of Queensland Many people are currently celebrating marriage and all of the legal responsibilities that come with it. For those who are single, or attached but not planning to wed anytime soon, it is still important that you give thought to your Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. Your Will outlines …

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Eight LGBTIQ-identifying Australians have shared their stories in a new series of powerful videos created by fashion brand Levi’s. Among them is rising Brisbane hip-hop performer Miss Blanks (pictured), who is transgender. “As a trans woman of colour, what equality means to me is being able to live my most authentic self, free from any …

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Canadian Deanne Smith is a chameleon. She spent most of 2017 playing with identity. By the end of the year she had accumulated an eclectic mix. With her show at the 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival looming, she’s no closer to any kind of resolution. DeAnne identifies as agender. “You’ve got to reject the predetermined categories …

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Underground Opera is the brainchild of Bruce Edwards, a vocal enthusiast with a mining background who produces concerts in unique intimate spaces—mainly subterranean. He’s Underground Opera’s producer. “But I probably refer to myself more as a professional gambler,” he chuckles. The company’s next performance with be at Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, March 24 to 26. …

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By Brisbane Powerhouse Love is in the air following the historic “yes” vote and we want to be part of all the loved-up goodness. In celebration of marriage equality, we’re giving one lucky couple the opportunity to win a wedding ceremony and reception at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and …

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There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham was for them any more. Those days are over, says manager David McKillop. “We are actually a gay venue, but everyone’s welcome. Not the other way around,” he said. It’s true that in its recent history, with …

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Over almost forty years, Aladdins Antique and Collectibles Fair has established itself as the biggest and best marketplace of eclectic and one-of-a-kind treasures in Brisbane. Held four times a year at its longtime home in Windsor, the fair attracts thousands of people on the hunt for something unique. The event’s owners say each fair is …

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