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Local LGBTIQ community members are mourning the death of Queensland man Jarad Higgins, who passed away on October 19 at age 28. “Jarad was a young man that had an enormous impact on so very many, making the world a better place with his ability to connect and relate to many despite his own struggles …

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Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

Just a few weeks ahead of the 12-month anniversary of the “yes” vote, Queensland has reached the milestone of 1000 registered same-sex marriages. Marriage equality legislation was passed on December 8 last year but couples had to wait a further 30 days before being able to tie the knot. Since then, there has been an …

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Gracie Graham Relph

The death of much-loved Brisbane and Sunshine Coast gay identity Graham Relph, widely known as Gracie, has seen an outpouring of grief from family, friends and the LGBTIQ community. The joy Gracie (pictured above, left) brought to people during his life is evidenced by the anguish expressed by people from every stage of his life. …

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Two Queensland LGBTIQ advocates and a local youth support service have scored nominations at this year’s Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. The annual awards recognise and celebrate local individuals, groups and organisations who are working to reduce stigma and support and empower those living with mental illness. This year, an LGBTIQ-specific category has been …

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Teenage drag queen Kyle Andrews has lived in the central Queensland town of Clermont almost all his life. And the 16-year-old says he proudly walks through the tiny mining town – population 2,170 – in full drag, including fake eyelashes, heels and lots of padding. “I have a couple of outfits I wear, the look …

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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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Gay Games Brisbane 2026

A local campaign has been launched to bid to bring the Gay Games to Brisbane in 2026. The Gay Games have been held every four years since 1982 to provide a safe environment for LGBTIQ athletes to compete with all athletes invited to take part. The event has grown to attract over 10,000 athletes in …

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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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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Over 10 glorious days in September, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers shines as Australia’s most beautiful event. And this year there’s exactly 176,030 reasons why – that’s how many seedlings and bulbs will bloom between September 21 and 30, creating the spectacular canvas that is just part of this incredible event. It’s one that has …

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