THINGS heated up in Melbourne with the GH’s new Disney-themed show, and it was literally a literary week in Sydney with Queer Stories at the Kings Cross library and the book launch of Anthony Venn-Brown’s A Life of Unlearning.

Cairns’ Tropical Mardi Gras drag show stole picture of the week, thanks to the look of shock from the performers on stage. The Star Observer is still wondering what on earth warranted the shock, especially with that pearl-clutching image.

The book launch of Anthony Venn-Brown's 'A Life of Unlearning' attracted a large crowd. It's positive to see that there is still keen interest in LGBTI literature. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

The book launch of Anthony Venn-Brown’s ‘A Life of Unlearning’ attracted a large crowd. It’s positive to see that there is still keen interest in LGBTI literature. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

HERCULES! HERCULES! HERCULES!  Melbourne's GH Hotel is wowing audiences with their NEW Disney themed show on Saturday nights.

HERCULES! HERCULES! HERCULES! Melbourne’s GH Hotel is wowing audiences with their new Disney-themed show on Saturday nights. (PHOTO: Alan Mayberry)

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: From the Carins Tropical Mardi Gras drag show came this photo. We'd love to know what caused this reaction. (PHOTO: David Alexander; Star Observer)

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: From the Carins Tropical Mardi Gras drag show came this photo. We’d love to know what caused this reaction. (PHOTO: David Alexander; Star Observer)

The men were out to play on the weekend at Play upstairs at the Shift in Sydney. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

The men were out to play on the weekend at Play upstairs at the Shift in Sydney. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

The safe sex message is not lost on the young. Fantastic publicity. (PHOTO: David Alexander; Star Observer)

The safe sex message is not lost on the young. Fantastic publicity. (PHOTO: David Alexander; Star Observer)

Queerstories at Kings Cross library was one of our favourite events from the week. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

Queer Stories at Kings Cross library was one of our favourite events from the week. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

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