Melbourne’s rainbow shone a little less brightly this past weekend, with the news that community icon and permanent fixture at DTs Hotel, Bruce Mckenzie, had …
“The Gays Are Revolting has turned into a real community where G’s in our LGBTIQ+ community try to be the best G’s they can be.”
Wiggins was emotional as he accepted the award – which he received for his tireless work in trans health for more than 15 years – and dedicated it to his children.
“While we don’t think what you do is normal… we can’t really put into words what normal actually is anymore, so celebrate who you are every day and don’t be ashamed of it.”
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.
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.