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Queensland Couple Brad and Scott

A gay couple whose emotional reaction to the announcement of the “yes” result last November went viral have wed in Brisbane. Brad Harker and Scott D’Amico (pictured) were among those gathered in Queens Park to hear the result announced on November 15. The couple became the local face of celebrations as photographs and footage spread …

Rainbow Flag

Would you like to be a part of the redesign of mental health support services across the Brisbane south, Logan, Beaudesert and Stradbroke areas? Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN) is seeking representation from a diverse range of voices in recognition of the higher rates of mental health issues, suicidality and/or alcohol and other drug …

Brisbane Story Bridge Trans Flag

Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board is hosting a free forum for the LGBTIQ community next month. The board is set up to advise the council on development and planning issues, specifically with community interest and social inclusion in mind. This upcoming forum will focus on the experiences of transgender and gender diverse people, including …

Lady Cilento

In Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech to the Senate this week, he called for, among other things, a return to predominantly European migration and described gender diversity as “garbage”. Senator Derryn Hinch described the speech as “disgraceful, racist, homophobic, divisive, misogynist, spiteful [and] hateful.” But Anning’s opinions are the same as those of a woman …

Wear it purple day

Officers and staff of the Queensland Police Service will wear special purple bootlaces to support LGBTIQ youth on this year’s Wear It Purple Day on August 31. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance …

Cairns Sleazeball

Cairns will this month celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first explicitly “gay” event held in the north Queensland city. Revellers at the Cairns Sleaze Ball on August 25 are encouraged to dress up as they enjoy drag shows, costume prizes, a wax table and utilising the latest technology, “be their own DJ” at the …

Sportsman Hotel Panorama

A new mural greeting patrons to the Sportsman Hotel pays tribute to the iconic Brisbane gay venue’s history. The mural was unveiled last month to coincide with the 57th Queens Ball Awards, and depicts two leather-clad men alongside Queensland drag queens Vollie LaVont and Mandy Moobs surrounded by a rainbow ribbon, below the words “Sporties …

Revellers, including drag performer Archie Arsenic, at Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day 2017

Registrations for community events during the month of September to coincide with this year’s Pride Festival. LGBTIQ community groups and organisations are encouraged to register their events as part of the official Brisbane Pride Festival calendar and to get your event into the official Pride Guide, being printed in conjunction with QNews Magazine. Now in …

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