2015: The year in review – March


March 2015

Soulful chanteuse Neneh Cherry performed for the first time in Australia, and Rufus Wainwright slew audiences at the Perth Concert Hall.

‘The L Word’ star Sandra Bernhard brought her one woman show ‘Sandyland’ to the Regal Theatre.

SBS2 and SBS On Demand ran a week of LGBTIQ themed movies to celebrate the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, as the internationally acclaimed festival kicked off on the east coast with one of our favourite Minogues – Dannii!

The Australian Defence Force wore their stripes proudly as LGBT members of Australia’s armed forced showed up in droves to march in the Mardi Gras Parade.

SBS kept it queer in March, airing Russell T Davies new series’, ‘Cucumber’ & ‘Banana’

Madonna announced her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour would bring the icon back to Australia for the first time in 20 years, and there was much rejoicing.

Australia discovered its destiny lay at the Eurovision Song Festival, selecting Australian Idol alum Guy Sebastian as our international representative.

The AFL proudly announced a Pride match would be held this year, celebrating diversity in Aussie sport.

Radio hosts Clairsy, Shane and Kymba royally pissed off Perth’s LGBTIQ community, airing a segment entitled ‘Are You a Gay-dar?’

LGBTIQ activist Isabelle Lake was honoured three years after losing her battle with Leukemia, as she was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame.

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby chatted with Graeme Watson about his time in Australia’s justice system.

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett came out of the closet to Ellen DeGeneres, who herself is no stranger to coming out on television.

Design giants Dolce & Gabbana mistakenly ignited a feud with Elton John, after the pair made some surprising comments about marriage equality.

The marriage equality debate raged on in Australian Parliament, with the Senate calling for then Prime Minister Abbott to allow a free vote for Liberal MPs.

The world of politics came to a halt when news of the passing of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser broke.

Everything was a little more magical after Sophie Joske chatted to Professor Sprout herself, Ms Miriam Margolyes.

The ethereal sounds of Kučka took out the top honour at this year’s WAMI Awards, winning best song for ‘Unconditional’.

Sweden made life a little more inclusive, adding a gender neutral pronoun to their dictionary.

Hannah Conda enjoyed some international attention as she shot up the ranks of a ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ fan poll as the only Aussie queen.

Zayn Malik destroyed thousands of teen lives by announcing his departure from One Direction, and queer TV lost a teammate when ‘Looking’ was axed.




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