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Bright Light Bright Light steals our attention with 90s inspired dance tunes

Bright Light Bright Light steals our attention with 90s inspired dance tunes

Rod Thomas who performs as Bright Light Bright Light has been flying under the radar for the last few years, occasionally he’s caught our attention for his collaborations with Elton John, or covers of classic 80s favourites, but his own music is about to burst into the spotlight. Earlier this year, he began releasing tunes […]

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Set My Heart On Fire Immediately: Perfume Genius talks new album

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately: Perfume Genius talks new album

Mike Hadreas, AKA Perfume Genius, has released his fifth studio album – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately – to critical acclaim. The new album explores and subverts ideas of masculinity through a gay, American lens, culminating in a beautiful, honest LP that’s dripping with Hadreas’ singular sound. Graeme Watson caught up with Hadreas for […]

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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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Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples has a career that spans eight decades. In the 1950’s she began performing alongside her father Roebuck ‘Pops’ Staples, and siblings Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne, as the Staple Singers. They began performing gospel music in churches in Chicago. Pops Staples had a close friendship with Dr Martin Luther King and the group became […]

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Queer characters are in charge in sexual health sitcom ‘Metro Sexual’

Queer characters are in charge in sexual health sitcom ‘Metro Sexual’

Metro Sexual is a brand new Australian comedy series, airing on 9Now and 9GO!. The series follows the chaotic lives of Drs Stephanie Huddleston and Langdon Marsh, who work at Metropolitan Sexual Health, in a mockumentary style sitcom that hopes to start a serious conversation with a few laughs. Producer and star Riley Nottingham joined […]

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Long live the king! Justin Sider chats about his Queen of the Court win

Long live the king! Justin Sider chats about his Queen of the Court win

This year’s Queen of the Court competition made history, crowning a drag king for the very first time. Justin Cider has taken the inaugural title of King of the Court on their first swing at the local drag competition – wowing patrons over the four week battle royale. Harriet Kenny caught up with Justin for […]

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On The Line: Rodney Croome on the Religious Discrimination Bill

On The Line: Rodney Croome on the Religious Discrimination Bill

In early December the Morrison government announced some changes to their contentious Religious Discrimination Bill, after revealing in November the first draft would be reconsidered. LGBTIQ+ advocates have been concerned about the bill since its inception, and these changes have raised new worries that the legislation will provide more avenues for discrimination against queer folks. […]

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New Australian singer Medhanit releases her debut single

New Australian singer Medhanit releases her debut single

At the age of 19, Tasmanian-based artist Medhanit has just released her debut single Her. Born in the African country of Ethiopia and adopted at the age of 6 months, Medhanit grew up around music. “It feels like it was inevitable; as a baby, I would nap in the sound room at my Dads music […]

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Orli-Moon Nice discusses their first fashion collection

Orli-Moon Nice discusses their first fashion collection

Emerging local designer Orli-Moon Nice is taking a leap with their debut collection, that draws on the costumery of queer drag culture. Drawing on their own on-stage experience as drag performer Lunar Sea, Nice dives into the conceptual realm of ‘Attachment theory’, striking bold and theatrical silhouettes that come from a very personal place. Leigh Andrew Hill […]

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New podcast looks into transgender deaths in Australia

New podcast looks into transgender deaths in Australia

This week the world marked Transgender Day of Remembrance for the 20th time. An annual event that highlights the alarmingly high frequency at which transgender women are murdered around the globe. Since it’s launch in 1999 the event has grown from a small gathering in the USA to a global movement which both memorializes those […]

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