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Shortlist revealed for 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards

Shortlist revealed for 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards

The Australian LGBTI Awards have released their short list of nominees ahead of the red carpet gala next year. This year over 6,000 Australian LGBTI+ people and allies were nominated across 16 categories, including Inspirational Role Model, Sports Personality of the Year and Community Initiative/Charity. Nominees include marriage equality activist Sally Rugg, author Benjamin Law, […]

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Marcella Detroit tells us how she was inspired by Courtney Act

Marcella Detroit tells us how she was inspired by Courtney Act

Marcella Detroit has had an amazing career as a solo performer and as one half of Shakespears Sister, but she’s also had success as a songwriter working with a wide range of artists. Her most recent creative output though has been something a little different, she’s stepped into the world of fashion. Detroit collaborated with […]

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Fringe World 2017: Our top shows from this year’s festival

Fringe World 2017: Our top shows from this year’s festival

Fringe World will start packing up the spiegeltents for 2017 as the festival draws to a close this evening with its final round of shows. Bigger and better than ever, Fringe World brought artists from all across the world to dazzle us with their incredible talents and out-of-the-box concepts that make the festival so wonderful. […]

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Review | Courtney Act Drops Her House on the Wicked West

Review | Courtney Act Drops Her House on the Wicked West

Courtney Act: The Girl From OZ | Salon Perdu Spiegeltent | Until Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  There’s no doubt that Courtney Act is truly a sparkling star in the Australian LGBTQI+ community. She’s the classic story of a ‘home grown ‘girl’ who made it big in American’ and I have been quite the fan […]

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Courtney Act: The Girl From OZ

Courtney Act: The Girl From OZ

From Australian Idol to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Courtney Act has been representing Australia on the international drag and entertainment scene as one of our top exports. Making a name for herself as a bi-coastal queen, Act has emerged as not only a great musical talent but as a queen with a message – heading to […]

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Courtney Act to release official Mardi Gras anthem ‘Kaleidoscope’

Courtney Act to release official Mardi Gras anthem ‘Kaleidoscope’

Australia’s Mardi Gras Ambassador Courtney Act is set to release a new single and music video as the official anthem of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. ‘Kaleidoscope’, written by Act and ‘Black & Gold’ singer Sam Sparro, celebrates the global movement of gender and sexual diversity as more young people embrace their […]

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RuPaul’s Drag Race queens come together for Christmas album

RuPaul’s Drag Race queens come together for Christmas album

A gift hamper stacked full of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum are set to release a Christmas album of camp covers and outrageous originals to fill your stocking. The album will feature queens from almost every season, serving up such titles as ‘From Head to Mistletoe’, ‘This Is How We Jew It’, and ‘Christma-Hannu-Kwanzaa-Ka’. The line-up features winners […]

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Courtney Act: Genderqueen

Courtney Act: Genderqueen

Shane Jenek – better known by the pseudonym Courtney Act – is incredibly busy. Speaking to me from Provincetown, a gay haven on the east coast of Boston, as she wraps up her first day off in over a month by speaking to media from her hotel room. Elated that she was able to spend […]

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Jake Shears and Courtney Act at Mardi Gras

Jake Shears and Courtney Act at Mardi Gras

Jake Shears teamed up with Courtney Act for a show stopping number at this year’s Mardi Gras Party. Check out their mash up of Tina Turner’s ‘Nutbush City Limits’ with the Scissor Sister’s ‘Let’s Have a Kiki’. We love this so much, we think they should release it as a single!  

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Dannii Minogue Returns Home for Mardi Gras ’15

Dannii Minogue Returns Home for Mardi Gras ’15

Australia’s own Dannii Minogue is set to join the star studded line-up for Sydney Mardi Gras this year. Minogue will feature alongside Nick Jonas, Courtney Act, Jessica Mauboy, Jake Shears and Betty Who as they head up the celebrations for the southern hemispheres’ biggest gay and lesbian event. 15,000 people are expected to flock to […]

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