The Sydney comedian has made an unlikely alliance with a Catholic Bishop.
In Australia there are an increasing number of gay and lesbian comedians taking the stage to make audiences laugh and reflect on their experiences in equal measure. Matthew Wade spoke to the organisers of Melbourne and Sydney’s annual comedy festivals to find out the importance of LGBTI representation in the genre.
Good things have been happening for Patrick Abboud since his profile skyrocketed during the 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but he says there’s still a long way to go.
Agolly joins Patrick Abboud, Magda Szubanski and Tom Ballard as co-hosts of SBS’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade broadcast.
For about a month every year, you can hardly walk down the street in Melbourne without an up-and-coming comedian trying to convince you to come to their show. Benjamin Riley spoke to a few of the country’s top gay comedians ahead of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival — and the Sydney Comedy Festival which follows soon after — to find out what’s so funny about being gay.
With a successful acting and comedy career spanning three decades, Magda Szubanksi needs no introduction. In an interview with Elias Jahshan, she speaks of her upcoming gig on SBS’ Mardi Gras TV special and how much her life has changed since she publicly came out in 2012.
A NEW in-depth study of LGBTI and queer youth has revealed insights into the experiences of these young people, including statistics around poor mental health, …