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Philip La Rosa unpacks his past with new single ‘Baggage’

Philip La Rosa unpacks his past with new single ‘Baggage’

Local pop professional Philip La Rosa returns with a dreamy new single that explores the vulnerability of addressing your past. Baggage was inspired by Philip’s own experiences, letting his walls down and unwrapping trauma with someone who shared a similar journey. Described as a “ballad for the emancipated spirit,” Baggage brings something new to La Rosa’s […]

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Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced the development of a new resource that seeks to identify barriers for trans and gender diverse Western Australians accessing sexual health services. SHQ and WAAC have released a short survey to gauge which methods of community engagement are preferable for members of the […]

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Bibliophile | Holly Watt considers the journalist’s role in ‘The Dead Line’

The Dead Line by Holly Watt Raven Books Casey Benedict works as an investigative reporter for the Post newspaper in London. When the fashion editor presents her with a taffeta and tulle skirt for a high end fashion shop, she sees there is a piece of white silk folded among the petticoats. Embroidered on the […]

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Troye Sivan drops new track and video ‘Rager teenager!’

Troye Sivan drops new track and video ‘Rager teenager!’

Following the success of his last single Easy, hometown lad Troye Sivan is back with another track from his upcoming EP. Rager teenager! brings another dreamy ode to young love, accompanied by a bathtub music video shot by Troye himself. Both Rager teenager! and Easy will appear on Sivan’s forthcoming six-track EP, In A Dream, due for release on August 21. […]

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Sarah Paulson gives new life to an iconic character in ‘Ratched’

Sarah Paulson gives new life to an iconic character in ‘Ratched’

Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson take on an iconic villain of both screen and literature in Murphy’s latest Netflix series, Ratched. The origin story takes audiences back before the events of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, to tell the story of how Nurse Ratched came to be the heartless tyrant depicted in Ken Kesey’s 1692 novel, and […]

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‘Brute & Brut’ seeks to explore public sex through a contemporary lens

‘Brute & Brut’ seeks to explore public sex through a contemporary lens

Local theatre company FUGUE are no strangers to telling queer stories on the local stage, and their upcoming work doesn’t stray from their mission. Creator James McMillan is seeking members of the local community who are willing to discuss their experiences for an exploration of sexuality and public spaces in formulating their latest work Brute […]

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Bibliophile | Peter O’Brien takes readers to ‘Bush School’

Bush School by Peter O’Brien Allen & Unwin In 2017 Peter O’Brien was invited to a reunion of students who had graduated from Balmain Teachers College sixty years before. At the gathering, it was suggested that those who had been sent to remote one-teacher schools record their experiences for historical interest. It wasn’t long before […]

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Perth Steam Works to relaunch with an all-new look

Perth Steam Works to relaunch with an all-new look

LGBTIQ+ venues are finally emerging from lockdown limbo, and Perth Steam Works is ready to return with an all-new look this Saturday. A fixture of Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community for 25 years, Perth Steam Works found a new owner in Michael Drummond earlier this year, and the new team have overseen massive renovations to the space […]

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WA Ballet’s bloody brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ rises again

WA Ballet’s bloody brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ rises again

In the early 1990s, a young dancer lusting for a breakthrough role was challenged with a character than many associate with fear, but the young Aurélien Scannella knew that Dracula had many facets. Fast forward to 2018 and Scannella’s sixth year at the helm of West Australian Ballet, the premiere of the story that means […]

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