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frag/men/t: Artist Dan Gladden explores the queer posthuman form

frag/men/t: Artist Dan Gladden explores the queer posthuman form

Spectrum Project Space will host an exhibition by artist Dan Gladden this September, featuring works that explore the idea of the ‘posthuman’ from a romanticised and imagined queer perspective. Gladden’s work primarily focuses on body image and masculine beauty, exploring merging, diving and mirrored forms from the idea of a ‘gay clone’ – the idealised, […]

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Dannii Minogue will premiere new single at Central Station party

Dannii Minogue will premiere new single at Central Station party

Fans of singer Dannii Minogue will get their first taste of the singers new music when she premieres her new single at a Sydney party to celebrate dance music label Central Station on 11 August. The founders of record label and store Central Station recently released a book documenting the brand’s 40 year history, and […]

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Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

The first march took place on this day, Saturday 24 June in 1978, and it was met with unexpected police violence. What is known known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, began its life as Sydney’s contribution to the international Gay Solidarity Celebrations, an event that had grown up as a result of […]

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Perth Comedy Festival: Rhys Nicholson loves an ironic cheese toastie

Perth Comedy Festival: Rhys Nicholson loves an ironic cheese toastie

The hilarious Rhys Nicholson returns to Perth after two successful Fringe World runs with his latest full-length show, I’m Fine. Having toured the world with his unique brand of comedy, and appearing multiple times on Australian TV, the comedian has formed a strong bond with his fellow queer comics (and jokes they have formed a […]

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Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”

Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”

Conservative Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has said he wants to see balance from the media when it comes to reporting on people in “gay relationships who then go on into heterosexual relationships.” Speaking to Sky News’ Samantha Maiden, Abetz was asked if he personally believes that “gays and lesbians can pull up their bootstraps and show a […]

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Perth Pythons triumph at inaugural Mardi Gras Hockey Tournament 

Perth Pythons triumph at inaugural Mardi Gras Hockey Tournament 

Now when one thinks of Sydney Mardi Gras, they usually think of the glamtastic glitterbomb festivities that occupy Oxford Street throughout the weekend. 2017 however, saw the welcome addition of Mardi Gras’ first ever Hockey Tournament, generously organized by the Sydney LGBTQI Hockey Team, the Bentstix. The tour, which took place over the 2nd and […]

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Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras

Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras

The Australian Embassy is teaming up with city officials in Hanoi to bring the South East Asian capital it’s first Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebrations will run through February and March as the Sydney festival does, celebrating Australian, Vietnamese and LGBTIQ culture. Australia’s ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick told SBS celebrating and promoting equality is […]

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The Prime Minister won’t be going to Mardi Gras

The Prime Minister won’t be going to Mardi Gras

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will not be attending Mardi Gras this weekend. Declaring he has “other matters” to attend to interstate, Turnbull will not be able to make it down to this year’s celebrations which are held in his electorate of Wentworth. Last year Turnbull made history as the first sitting Prime Minister to attend […]

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Tegan and Sara cancel Australian tour and Mardi Gras appearance

Tegan and Sara have canceled their Australian tour just days before it was due to commence. Originally set to return to Australia next week for shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, to promote their 8th studio album Love You To Death the Canadian duo were advised by their GP to postpone the tour after […]

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Top tips for getting the most out of Mardi Gras

Top tips for getting the most out of Mardi Gras

This weekend will see the fabulous Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney come to a crescendo with the epic parade down Oxford Street and massive after party at the Horton Pavilion. Psychologist Colin Longworth offers some helpful advice on how to best mentally prepare yourself for the celebrations and some tips on to make sure you […]

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