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The Hot and Steamy Festival in Port Douglas will skip 2024

The Hot and Steamy Festival in Port Douglas will skip 2024

The Hot and Steamy Festival which takes place in Port Douglas each year will not be happening in 2024. Festival Director Nathan Clarke has announced they’ll be taking a break in 2024. “There are multiple reasons, however it is primarily due to the increased workload of organising the Festival, which will be severely clashing with […]

Head to Port Douglas in 2023 for the Hot and Steamy LGBTQI+ Festival

Head to Port Douglas in 2023 for the Hot and Steamy LGBTQI+ Festival

Tickets to some of the key events at the Hot and Steamy LGBTQI+ Festival in Port Douglas are on sale now. Held from Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 February 2023, it’s the perfect event to visit before heading to World Pride in Sydney. Tickets to three of their big events are on sale now, firstly […]

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Virgin launch special Pride flights to get people to WorldPride 2023

Virgin launch special Pride flights to get people to WorldPride 2023

Virgin Australia have announced that their special Pride flights will return for WorldPride 2023 and for the first time there will be Pride flights from Perth to Sydney. In 2023 Adelaide and Perth based travelers will be able to experience the queerest trip to Sydney, and for the first time there will also be an […]

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Curate have a lot to offer at this year’s YORKids festival

Curate have a lot to offer at this year’s YORKids festival

Founder of Curate, Patricia Alessi, loves York. It started with a spur-of-the-moment day trip six years ago, and her love the idyllic town an hour from Perth has never waned. Originally from the US, Alessi came to WA in 2011 and was slowly making the local tourism rounds as the years went by. But, unlike […]

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Covid-19 pushes ‘Better Together’ conference to mid 2022

Covid-19 pushes ‘Better Together’ conference to mid 2022

Better Together 2022, Australia‚Äôs 5th national LGBTIQ+ conference, which was scheduled to be held in far-north Queensland in January has been pushed back until mid-2022. The conference from The Equality Project aims to¬†facilitate conversations about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia, and share our ideas and experiences and build bridges between diverse communities. Organisers announced the decision […]

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Get out the city and head to the Chittering Spring Festival

Get out the city and head to the Chittering Spring Festival

The Chittering Spring Festival will return to the Shire of Chittering during the first three weeks of Spring 2021. Over 4,000 visitors are expected to attend the various events at this family-friendly festival which feature the delights of Chittering, just one hour’s drive from the Perth metro area. Visitors can peruse the market stalls selling […]

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The rainbow flag flies over Sydney as Mardi Gras begins

The rainbow flag flies over Sydney as Mardi Gras begins

Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully officially launched the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras season on Friday with the raising of the rainbow flag above Sydney’s Town Hall. The gay pride flag will fly above Sydney Town Hall throughout the Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations until Sunday 1 March. Marking the 42nd anniversary of the street march […]

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Which are the safest countries for LGBTIQ+ travellers?

Which are the safest countries for LGBTIQ+ travellers?

Thinking of taking a holiday in the new year? Travel website Asher and Lyric have ranked all the countries in the world to work out which ones are the safest for LGBTIQ+ travellers, and which ones you should definitely stay clear of. Their team looked at criteria including the legalisation of same-sex marriage, workers rights, […]

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Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia will be promoted as a travel destination for LGBTIQ+ tourists when Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) head to New York this week to promote the best the country has on offer. Some 700 delegates from some 50 countries have registered to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Tourism Assn (IGLTA) 36Th Annual Global […]

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Mark the dates for Mardi Gras 2019 in your diary

Mark the dates for Mardi Gras 2019 in your diary

The Mardi Gras parade will roll along Sydney’s Oxford Street on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Following the massive celebrations of the parade’s 40th anniversary in 2018 people are encouraged to book flights and accommodation early if they want to make the most of next year’s event. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have shared that […]

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