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Thursday, 25 January

15:51

WATCH: First Trailer For Thailands RuPauls Drag Race Spinoff Released QNEWS

The first trailer for the inaugural season of the Thailand spinoff of RuPauls Drag Race has been released. Drag Race Thailand will be hosted by Thai stylist and designer Art Arya, who will be filling drag superstar RuPauls stilettos in the spinoff. Bangkok drag queen Pangina Heals (pictured below) will co-host. The shows format will ...

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13:25

Revisiting The History Of Australias First Nations People In Sydney Mardi Gras QNEWS

First Nations people will lead this years historic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The organisers of the First Nations float say their inclusion highlights their proud Indigenous history and their present day fight for equality. As Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, this year also marks the 30th anniversary ...

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12:30

Man Files Complaint About Excessive Nudity In Mens Locker Room QNEWS

A Canadian man has made a formal complaint about excessive nudity in his local pools mens locker room. Norm Waddell, who receives physiotherapy at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, told his local newspaper he had become increasingly unhappy with the excessive number of elderly nude men walking around the changing rooms. I ...

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11:46

Melbourne Council Announces Gender Diverse Swim Night QNEWS

A Melbourne council has announced an after-hours swim night event for transgender and gender diverse swimmers next month. The City of Darebin said the event at Reservoir Leisure Reserve north of Melbourne would be closed to the public to give transgender and gender diverse swimmers the chance for a stress-free swim. To create a safe ...

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11:20

Sir Elton John Announces Enormous Farewell Tour Before Retirement QNEWS

Sir Elton John has confirmed his plans to retire from touring but will first embark on an enormous three-year world tour titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road. The performer said he will begin the tours 300 concerts in the US this September and the tour would continue through to 2021. But Australian and New Zealand fans ...

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Wednesday, 24 January

16:11

WATCH: Incredible Footage Of A 1940s Gay Pool Party Unearthed QNEWS

Rare footage of a 1940s-era gay pool party unearthed by a US filmmaker is set to be turned into a documentary. Geoff Story, who is gay, made the incredible discovery in the 1990s at an estate sale for the late hairdresser to the stars Buddy Walton in St. Louis, Missouri. The home video footage, thought ...

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15:31

Meet The Openly Gay Prince Fighting For LGBTI Equality In India QNEWS

The worlds only openly gay royal, Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, is throwing his weight behind the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in his country. Gohil, from the state of Gujarat in western India, came out to an Indian newspaper in 2006 and faced protests and a negative backlash, including being disowned by his own family. ...

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12:38

Places Are Still Available At Brisbanes Same-Sex Marriage Boot Camp QNEWS

There are still a few places available for Broadway Chapels Same-Sex Marriage Boot Camp event for prospective newlyweds. Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba is owned and run by local couple James and Nick (pictured), and theyre thrilled to welcome the first same-sex couples to the heritage-listed venue. If youre getting married and dont know where to ...

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12:09

Marriage Equality Named Most Significant Historical Event In New Study QNEWS

Australians have ranked the legalisation of marriage equality as the most significant historical event to have shaped Australia, according to a recent study. The inaugural Life In Australia Historic Events Survey, conducted by the Social Research Centre, asked 2074 Australians between the ages of 18 and 93 to identify what they considered to be the ...

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11:05

Call Me By Your Name Scores Oscar Nomination For Best Picture QNEWS

Gay romance film Call Me By Your Name has scored four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. The film is based on the novel by Andr Aciman and tells the story of Elio (Timothe Chalamet) who unexpectedly falls in love with Oliver (Armie Hammer), a grad student who comes to stay at his familys home ...

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11:00

Queensland federal redistribution finalised "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

Six Australian states and territories have been due for federal electorate redistributions during the current federal parliamentary term weve already completed the process in Tasmania and the Northern Territory, and the process was well under way in Queensland.

It turns out that the final decision for the Queensland federal redistribution was announced on January 5. The decision appears to be exactly the same as the draft map, which I blogged about in October.

You can download the boundaries file from the maps page, and you can see how the boundaries have changed in the below map.

This redistribution was one of the most subtle in recent years. Twelve out of 30 seats experienced no change, while the other 18 mostly experienced minor changes.

08:34

South Pacific Cruise Part 2: Lifou Island & Port Vila sunshinecoastbirds

Metallic Pigeon
We had two landings during our recent South Pacific Cruise Lifou in the Loyalty Islands and Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu.

Easo, Lifou Island

Pacific Dawn, Lifou Island 
On Lifou, part of New Caledonia, we were ferried to shore in the village of Easo in tender boats from the ship, Pacific Dawn. Here I waved down a driver who took me 6km north to the village of Mukaweng, where I walked further north birding along the road to Joking for about 2km. I had gleaned from trip reports and Google Earth that this might be a good area for the two endemic white-eyes.

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