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In March 1973 a Fortitude Valley nightclub, the Whisky Au Go Go was firebombed resulting in the deaths of fifteen people. Excluding the appalling colonial decimation of Aboriginal populations, the Whisky Au Go Go fire was the worst mass murder in Australian history before the Port Arthur shootings of 1996. Among the people killed that …

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The hilarious comedy ballet Men In Pink Tights wants to inject a bit of humour into traditional ballet when it comes to Brisbane early next month. Growing up in the United States, Les Ballets Eloell’s artist director Victor Trevino was passionate about ballet and in his early twenties his skills won him a place dancing …

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Pride Business Network social pic at event in Brisbane

The Pride Business Network welcomes LGBTIQ and ally businesses, professionals, individuals and community groups seeking to associate with like-minded people and build networks for the benefit of the entire community. The Network was founded in Brisbane in the early 1980’s by a group of people committed to networking opportunities for LGBTIQ businesses in Brisbane. Incorporated …

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Gay Games Brisbane

A local campaign has been launched to bid to bring the Gay Games to Brisbane in 2026. The Gay Games have been held every four years since 1982 to provide a safe environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete with all athletes invited to take part. The event has grown to attract over 10,000 athletes in …

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Brisbane's secret history of same-sex weddings

Long before civil unions or legalised same-sex marriage became a reality in Queensland, a newspaper reported on men marrying each other in 1930’s Brisbane. According to the Arrow newspaper, “The growth of the pervert population of Brisbane, beautiful capital of Queensland, is astounding, and in the last year hundreds of these queer semi-feminine men have …

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Pride Queer Art Exhibition

There’s just a few days left to peruse and purchase a piece of locally-produced queer art at QNews Magazine’s first queer art exhibition. Held as part of Brisbane’s Pride Month celebrations, the event has been a free showcase for local LGBTIQ artists to help lift their profiles and sell their work. All artworks in the …

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Lady Phyllis Cilento

The Queensland government has announced it will change the name of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. The move is the result of a review called by Health Minister Steven Miles following a petition from 900 hospital staff to change the name, citing confusion among the public who think the building is a private …

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Brisbane musician Meg Mac is performing at the Brisbane Festival Closing Party

This year’s Brisbane Festival will go out with bang with a huge concert headlined by homegrown superstars Violent Soho and soul songstress Meg Mac. The Brisbane Festival has been running all month, hosting more than 70 arts and cultural events at 17 venues across Brisbane city, involving more than 1000 artists and performers. To wrap …

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