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The contemporary pop-rock musical Bare is set to make its Brisbane debut at the upcoming queer arts festival MELT. The production tells the story of a group of high school students grappling with their sexuality at a Catholic boarding school in the early 2000s. While they’re being taught to repress their feelings, Peter and Jason …

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Australian actor and cabaret star Paul Capsis is set to take to Brisbane’s MELT Festival stage playing one of his personal heroes, Quentin Crisp. The acid-tongued author became a gay icon in the 1970s after the publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, detailed his life in homophobic British Society. From his early years …

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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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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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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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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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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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