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Our community remembers you Rocky Malone. You were a strong Leader in our communities, a quiet achiever, a loyal friend. Thank you Rocky for your kindness, caring heart and passion. Rocky Malone showed inspirational leadership and direction in working with LGBTIQ youth at risk through her role as the General Manager at Open Doors Youth …

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The Ipswich and Scenic Rim councils in southeast Queensland will be raising rainbow flags on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Thursday. The International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia falls on May 17 each year, and is marked with community and workplace events that celebrate equality and inclusion. Parents and Friends of …

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The mouth-watering tastes of the Gluten Free Expo are returning to Brisbane this year, bigger and better than ever. The 12th annual Gluten Free Expo offers visitors a great opportunity to discover, taste and buy everything new in gluten-free foods, including dozens of the country’s favourite gluten-free producers, cooking demonstrations, children’s entertainment, as well as …

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The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have asked for community contributions. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year since 1962. Involved in the book’s …

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A number of events are planned for Cairns to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), on Thursday, May 17. “IDAHOBIT is a day to acknowledge the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTIQ people locally and around the world,” Ben Dawson from QuAC North Queensland said. “The day is also …

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By Jason Garrick Izzy, enough. On April 2, you told the world that God’s plan for homosexuals was eternal damnation. On May 8, you told the world that with “great love” the LGBTIQ community needs to “repent or perish”. The historical figure we know as Jesus taught us to live life with compassion. Yet, it …

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Over close to four decades, 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 – avid collectors and casual visitors alike – on the hunt for …

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Nominations are now open for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, one of the world’s longest-running LGBTIQ events. The 57th Annual Queens Ball Awards will be held at Brisbane City Hall on June 16. Seventeen community awards are on offer this year, and nominations are open until Friday, May 11. Nominations for the awards can be …

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Broadway star Patti LuPone is bringing her concert Don’t Monkey with Broadway to Brisbane for one night only in June. The multiple Tony and Grammy Award-winner will explore, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, how her …

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