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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 …

History Of The Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have called for community members to contribute their photos and recollections. 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 …