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Organisers say Cairns’ first “drag school” was such a success last year that it will return in 2019 to train a new group of budding drag performers. Late last year, community group Cairns Drag partnered with the Queensland AIDS Council to run an eight week series of free drag workshops, where a group of budding …

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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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Simone Signoret Gloria Swanson

Queensland drag performer Simone Signoret (left) was an unforgettable personality, writes Bill Rutkin Kevin Deane, aka Simone Signoret, passed away a few weeks ago. Although Simone was an unforgettable and flamboyant personality, the exotic exterior masked a shy and complex person. Simone was a generous host, a fabulous cook (best chili con carne ever), a …

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Sissy Ball at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019

Australia’s biggest vogue competition, Sissy Ball, is returning to the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to celebrate Asia-Pacific’s LGBTQIA+ community. Inspired by New York’s iconic vogue ballroom scene, the event brings people together for a night of dance, music, and expressive freedom and celebrates ballroom’s endurance in queer culture. Sissy Ball made its …

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Gia Gunn on Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gia Gunn has opened up about her transition in the first scene of All Stars 4. The first 14 minutes of the new season’s first episode has been released online, showing us all of the returning All Stars making their workroom entrances. Gia Gunn, who came out as transgender last year, …

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A spinoff of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be coming to the UK next year. The eight-episode series will be broadcast on BBC Three next year, The Sun reported. The spinoff will reportedly be filmed in London and will invite aspiring drag superstars from across the United Kingdom to take part. “I am beyond excited to …

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Looking for something fabulous to do this weekend? This Saturday (November 24), Surfers Paradise restaurant Bazaar, located at QT Gold Coast, is getting a very special drag-tastic makeover that would make even Mama Ru proud. They’ll be pairing their infamous Brunch with some of our favourite drag sisters, for a very good cause – raising …

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Brisbane supermum Marianne Bowler is better known by her name Mama Arsenic. Mama Arsenic (pictured above, right) runs a local makeup and costume business and has two of her children – local drag stars Aurora Arsenic (pictured left) and Archie Arsenic – to thank for introducing her to the drag world. The self-taught seamstress says …

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A group of budding drag kings and queens from north Queensland are preparing to make their stage debut at a charity extravaganza this World AIDS Day. Community group Cairns Drag recently partnered with the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) to run an eight week drag workshop, where the group of performers developed looks and characters. The …

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Priscilla Queen

Australian theatre star Tony Sheldon has celebrated the milestone of 2000 shows in Priscilla Queen of the Desert performing as sassy desert queen Bernadette. The Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical has played in 135 cities in 29 countries around the world, and last month the smash hit show opened in Brisbane for the very …

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