This year Melbourne sweetheart Dolly Diamond will take the reins as Artistic Director of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
Superstar Bianca Del Rio invited tiny drag queen Lactacia on stage at her show in Montreal last month and a video of the night has gone viral.
Penning wore a tight red dress and heels to the end of school celebration last week.
The rise of initiatives like Minus18 and the Safe Schools program has made information more accessible to LGBTI youth but there is still a long way to go.
Le Gateau Chocolat has just touched down in Melbourne to belt out musical numbers with Jonny Woo for a string of shows at the Arts Centre.