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Fresh off of its season 10 finale, RuPaul’s Drag Race has received 12 Emmy nominations this year. The drag juggernaut got big Emmy nods overnight for Outstanding Reality Competition Series and Outstanding Reality Host for RuPaul. The show was also nominated for its cinematography, casting, costumes, directing, picture editing, hairstyling, makeup, and creative achievement in …

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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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A group of Australian drag stars will appear in the new series of the ABC’s eye-opening You Can’t Ask That to answer questions people are too afraid to ask. The show’s simple format sees viewers suggest questions – some ignorant, some well-meaning, some both – for groups of marginalised, often misunderstood Australians. The new series …

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Australian drag star Courtney Act has landed a late-night talk show in the UK. The RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up and Celebrity Big Brother winner will host the show, tentatively titled The Courtney Act Show to be screened on the UK’s Channel 4. The network said the project will be the world’s first ‘Dragazine’ show and …

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Australian ski destination Thredbo and LGBTIQ party starters Heaps Gay are hosting Rainbow Mountain, a five-day festival of crazy, fun, glittery LGBTIQ action in the snow. From August 29 to September 2, the LGBTIQ community will take over the mountain with a huge line up of events, parties, live concerts, cocktails, champagne lunches, and plenty …

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By Scott McKinnon, University of Wollongong For a reality TV show about a queer subculture, RuPaul’s Drag Race has achieved extraordinary success. In the show, which winds up another series this Friday, drag queens compete to be named “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Across 13 seasons (including three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) it has …

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The unstoppable Cher is returning to Australia this September for her first Queensland show in more than a decade. The gay icon helped revellers celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary but her upcoming Brisbane concert will be her first since her “Living Proof” farewell tour in 2005. On her Here We Go Again tour, fans …

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Queensland drag star Gayleen Tuckwood has been crowned the winner of this year’s Beauty Pageant at the MELT queer arts festival. The pageant returned this year to crown this year’s most gorgeous drag queen, drag king or transgender beauty, with contestants battling it out across three categories: Graceful Glamazons, Tremendous Talent and Costume with a …

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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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Kylie Minogue has recalled the time she found herself out-Kylied by a lineup of drag queens dressed as her. During an appearance on The Late Late Show, host James Corden mentioned Kylie’s gay icon status and asked the singer if she had ever been to a Kylie-themed drag show. “I have! I was the least …

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