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Queensland drag queen Miss Synthetique

Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will induct two more local identities into the venue’s Queensland Drag Hall of Fame later this month. The Drag Hall of Fame takes pride of place in the Lounge Bar of Sporties, and recognises entertainers for their contribution to Queensland drag, performing arts and local charities. And this Australia Day long weekend, …

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Gary Venamore QNEWS

A 2018 review of suspicious deaths in Sydney found that 27 of the 88 were probable gay hate crimes. QNews Magazine looks back at the unsolved 1968 murder of a Brisbane gay man. Despite a $250,000 reward for information, that crime remains unsolved. At the age of 35, Gary Venamore still lived at home with …

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With winter ending, summer breathing down our necks and Sydney Mardi Gras fast approaching, thoughts turn to sprucing up appearances. It’s getting too hot to hide behind winter clothing. Other work colleagues sang the praises of Australian Skin Clinics, so Qnews Magazine‘s digital editor Jordan and I went in to check out what is on …

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Lady Phyllis Cilento

A new poll has found 52 per cent of Queenslanders are opposed to the Queensland Government renaming the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital to Queensland Children’s Hospital. In September, Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles announced that 62% of the 38,000 respondents to his government’s online poll had voted in favour of changing the name of the …

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Queensland police have urged users of dating and hookup apps to be mindful of their personal safety after the alleged assault of a Grindr user in Brisbane. Late last month, the 35-year-old Brisbane man was allegedly assaulted and robbed after meeting up with someone he’d interacted with on gay hookup app Grindr. When the pair …

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A Brisbane resident is campaigning for the inner-city suburb of Herston to be added to the National Heritage list, in part for its little-known “gay history”. John Dobinson lives in the suburb and has called on the federal and state government to recognise Herston, where Queensland’s first Premier Robert Herbert and his companion John Bramston …

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A new queer web series produced by a team of Brisbane filmmakers and actors has made its debut on YouTube. Both set and filmed in Brisbane, the nine-episode series Two Weeks follows a group of twenty-something LGBTIQ friends as they tackle the big decisions about relationships, friendships, sexuality, and their careers. The entire series was …

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Queenslander Bonnie Hart has been recognised for advocacy on intersex rights at this year’s Trans Awards in Brisbane. The Trans Awards is the night of nights for the local transgender and gender diverse communities, recognising and celebrating the achievements of community members and supporters. On Sunday evening, Bonnie was presented with the ATSAQ Community Achievement …

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Events have been planned around Queensland and across the country to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week this week. Trans Awareness Week is recognised internationally in the second week of November each year to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. The week culminates next Monday with …

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Isn’t there something extraordinary about going to the theatre? When the lights dim, the audience hush, and then suddenly being transported to another world? Well, Brisbane – we have a little hidden gem right here. At 94 years young, La Boite is Australia’s longest continuously running theatre. From humble beginnings as the Brisbane Repertory Theatre …

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