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Velma Celli returns with brand new show ‘Me & My Divas’

Velma Celli returns with brand new show ‘Me & My Divas’

Drag star Velma Celli has been making an annual pilgrimage from London to Perth to part in Fringe World for the last few years. Audiences have loved her show A Brief History of Drag and been impressed by her singing abilities. For Fringe World 2020 she’s back with a brand new show that pays homage to […]

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Transgender performer Krishna Istha brings ‘Beast’ to Fringe World

Transgender performer Krishna Istha brings ‘Beast’ to Fringe World

Krishna Istha is an acclaimed performance artist who began adding elements of stand-up comedy to his work. With the help of some well known Australian comedians, the British artist developed his latest show Beast. Istha spoke to Graeme Watson on RTRFM’s All Things Queer.  You’re bringing your show Beast to Fringe World, where did the ideas for this show […]

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Tame Impala announce national tour this April

Tame Impala announce national tour this April

Perth band Tame Impala will head off on a national tour of Australia and New Zealand this April to celebrate the release of their latest album. Starting in Auckland on Thursday 16 April at Spark Arena, the all ages show heads to Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on Saturday 18 April, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday […]

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On This Gay Day: Melissa Etheridge came out as a lesbian

On This Gay Day: Melissa Etheridge came out as a lesbian

Melissa Etheridge comes out In 1993, on January 20th, Melissa Etheridge let the world know that she was a lesbian by coming out at the Triangle Ball, an LGBTI focussed celebration of US President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Standing alongside singer K.D. Lang, Etheridge said Lang, who had come out on the cover of The Advocate the previous […]

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Utah pulls HIV campaign after Governor’s office objects to sexual innuendo

Utah pulls HIV campaign after Governor’s office objects to sexual innuendo

The Department of Health in Utah has been forced to pull a massive health promotion campaign designed to stop the spread of HIV after the state’s Governor intervened and demanded the campaign be stopped. The campaign to increase awareness around HIV and safe sex featured websites, billboards and posters, TV and radio ads, alongside hundreds […]

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HIV cases in the UK plummet by 71% following PrEP introduction

HIV cases in the UK plummet by 71% following PrEP introduction

New cases of HIV in the United Kingdom have dropped by a whopping 71% since 2012 according to the latest figures. Researchers credit PrEP treatment for the breakthrough. The introduction of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and rapid HIV testing have resulted in a significant downturn in the number of new cases of HIV. Among gay and […]

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What do you think of iOTA’s Eurovision song ‘Life’?

What do you think of iOTA’s Eurovision song ‘Life’?

Western Australian raised singer iOTA is one of the singers competing to represent Australia at Eurovision in 2020. He’s face off against a contingent of well know faces including Vanessa Amorosi, Casey Donovan and Jack Vidgen to be Australia’s choice for the camp international singing competition. The sing iOTA has chosen was submitted to the […]

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Transgender man shares his frustration over attacker’s prison sentence

Transgender man shares his frustration over attacker’s prison sentence

Channel Nine have reported on the frustration and disappointment a local man experienced in the court system when his violent attacker was spared a custodial sentence because he is transgender. Kaiden Rogers was attacked by Isaac Emerson Stott in Cannington in July 2019. Stott pleaded guilty to the charges of causing grievous bodily harm and […]

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Media organisations share dubious story of a transgender doll

Media organisations share dubious story of a transgender doll

A dubious news report suggesting that a transgender doll has been found in a toy shop has been shared by anti-transgender campaigners and right wing news organisations. Mainstream media organisations including Daily Mail Australia and Britain’s The Sun have also shared the story leading to thousands of people sharing their articles online. The report claims that the new […]

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Review | Lore-Dy Me (Rugululee) is a charming piece of theatre

Review | Lore-Dy Me (Rugululee) is a charming piece of theatre

Lore-Dy Me (Rugululee) | The Irish Club | Until Jan 22 | ★ ★ ★ ½  The brilliant thing about Fringe World is that it has space for all types of works, from the blindingly spectacular to the wonderfully adorable. Lore-Dy Me (Rugululee) is most certainly the latter. It’s a charming piece of theatre created by […]

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