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Cairns Tropical pride rainbow crossing

LGBTIQ Australia descended on North Queensland over the weekend for this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride. The festival kicked off with Friday night’s Community Heroes Awards, hosted by festival headliner Matthew Mitcham at the Tanks Arts Centre. The Pat O’Hara Award for Lifetime Achievement was accepted by Dave Weston on behalf of his late partner Brendan …

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Australian drag star Karen From Finance

Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTI festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival is almost here, taking place across three days from next Friday, October 12 until Sunday, October 14. Australian drag star Karen From Finance will be among the performers and musicians taking to …

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Matthew Mitcham, photo by John McRae

After talking to Matthew Mitcham this week, QNews Magazine is confident this much-loved LGBTIQ icon will be making a splash for years to come. Matthew was the first Australian male to win Olympic gold in diving since 1924. He was the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic gold medal and he won it …

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Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

A Kuku Midigi man of the eastern Cape York Rainforest, Arone’s first art training was of a traditional nature, learnt from his grandfather and other elders. The First Nations peoples of the Cape York rainforest lived in the most densely populated area of Australia prior to the arrival of Europeans. Their numbers were decimated in …

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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 …

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cairns community

Nominations have now opened for the Cairns Tropical Pride’s Community Hero Awards, recognising the region’s LGBTIQ volunteers of the year. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year, and this year’s festival will take place from October 12 to 14. Each year, the …

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Australian drag queen star Karen from finance is headline Cairns Tropical Pride 2018

Australian drag star Karen From Finance is set to headline this year’s Cairns Tropical Pride festival in October. Cairns Tropical Pride is north Queensland’s largest LGBTIQ festival, celebrating the diverse people and places of the region each year. This year’s festival will take place across three days, from October 12 to 14. The hilarious Melbourne …

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Aqualicious

A large contingent of Queenslanders were among the 12,000 participants in the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade last Saturday night. Organisers said an estimated 300,000 people lined Oxford Street as the city filled with rainbows for the annual event. Brisbane LGBTIQ swim team Aqualicious’ Mardi Gras float was titled “Let’s get …

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