On Wednesday the 15th November the LGBTIQ community held its breath until it was finally revealed that Australians had voted an overwhelming ‘YES’ for Marriage Equality. The eagerly awaited announcement came early in the day and after tears of relief and excitement, hugs with supporters and loved ones, the celebrations began across the country and, on the Gold Coast, it was no different.
Brisbane Pride’s gala LGBTIQ event, the Queen's Ball, was held again this year in Brisbane’s iconic City Hall, with the totally on-trend theme of ‘Going to the Chapel’. Four hundred plus patrons dressed to impress in their most glamorous clobber, some in snug fitting suits, sparkling dresses and even the obligatory white wedding gowns. However, it was the drag queens who stole the show with their amazing frocks, dazzling make-up and brilliantly styled hair.
Camp It is a men's only camping weekend for gay, bi, and trans men who love men and this was our very first time. Making things even more precarious, this was also the first time we had put up our tent in the last four years and there were storms approaching from every direction. It was sure to be an entertaining weekend, one way or another.
It's Saturday morning late February and we had an important date on the Sunshine Coast at the Pride Festival. The fabulous Eumundi Markets just a short drive south of Noosa in Queensland, are always hugely popular but on this day the Markets would be the venue for a Pride celebration which would add even more colour, zing and sparkle than usual.
On a recent visit to Cairns we caught up with Jay Horne, publisher and editor of FNQ Magazine while he was working in his other role as owner of Paradiso Cafe, located at the Centre Of Contemporary Arts Cairns (just look for the giant jelly babies) in Abbott Street. We were amazed at his passion and energy in helping to promote both gay travel, gay events and the gay community in what he refers to as the 'tropical pink paradise' of Far North Queensland.
Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is great for a chill-out gay holiday. Alexandria Bay is a beautiful gay beach in Noosa National Park. Noosa has great restaurants, wonderful out door activities and Noosa Cove Holiday Apartments is great for a gay stay.