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A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will again grace the stage at this month’s CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by Queensland drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including Dame …

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A new mural greeting patrons to the Sportsman Hotel pays tribute to the iconic Brisbane gay venue’s history. The mural was unveiled last month to coincide with the 57th Queens Ball Awards, and depicts two leather-clad men alongside Queensland drag queens Vollie LaVont and Mandy Moobs surrounded by a rainbow ribbon, below the words “Sporties …

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A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel this Saturday night (June 30), the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and …

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Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. At the ceremony at …

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A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel on June 30, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including …

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A funeral service for Queensland man Matty Soppa will be held this Friday on the Sunshine Coast. Matty was well-known in the Queensland LGBTIQ community, working at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel as a bartender and dancer and at Fortitude Valley men’s venue Club 29. Friends are remembering Matty as a generous volunteer who gave his time …

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By Rod Gardiner and Destiny Rogers The Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017 will finally see Queensland men convicted of consenting homosexual acts before decriminalisation in 1991 able to apply for their convictions to be expunged from the record. Last October, the state government passed legislation to establish a process to allow such …

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The Brisbane launch of popular gay party event Trough this Saturday night has been cancelled, organisers have announced. The sexy Trough parties, inspired by Berlin’s underground club scene, have been popular in Sydney and Melbourne and Saturday night’s event at the Sportsman Hotel was to be Trough’s Brisbane launch. “A few days ago we received …

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Want to pick up a bargain frock or wig for your next drag or performing arts show? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will hold another of their successful “Drag Swap Meets” this weekend. There’ll be a wide range of glamorous frocks, fabric, shoes, wigs, jewellery and makeup on offer, as several Queensland drag stars and vendors come …

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