Gay Brisbane – Gay Star News

Author: , January 17th, 2018

Gay Brisbane

Living Gay Brisbane is a young gay guy living in Brisbane – the capital of the Australian state of Queensland. On his blog, Living Gay Brisbane shares personal and lifestyle stories.

We caught up with Living Gay Brisbane for some local insights into how to get the most out of a visit to one of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

How long have you lived in Brisbane?

I’ve lived in Brisbane for three years now. When I first moved here I was still in the closet, and very unsure about myself. Luckily I’ve come a long way since then.

What’s it like, living in Brisbane?

I’m very confident about being a gay man in Brisbane now. In my experience, it’s a very safe and accepting place.

In the recent postal survey on marriage equality, Brisbane returned an 80 percent response in favour or marriage equality.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Glass on Glasshouse – Queensland, Australia

Author: , May 17th, 2017

Glass on Glasshouse

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Tucked away by Queenslands picturesque Glasshouse Mountains our stylish and contemporary hideaway feature floor to ceiling glass windows for spectacular views of the Sunshine Cost Hinterland so guests can experience nature up close, even when indoors.

Our sleek pavilions offer understated luxury and a sense of seclusion, while just being 6 kilometres from the nearest town. But with a dramatic freestanding bath at your disposal as well as a double sided fireplace, luxurious king size bedroom, breathtaking views of native wildlife, not to mention a delectable breakfast basket each morning, we doubt you will want to venture anywhere else except maybe out for dinner to a country pub if you are not in the mood for using the BBQ on the deck.

Should you choose too however to venture out there are many amazing walks and hikes not too far away.

Venture a little further to the beautiful Rainforest Towns of Maleny & Montville or go and explore the famous Australia Zoo.

Or if you don’t really want to leave your sanctuary we have an onsite cafe where you can just relax and enjoy the views over our Mango Orchard and watch the kangaroos.

Treat yourself to something special….you deserve it!

See the Glass on Glasshouse Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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South Fork BnB – Southport, Queensland, Australia

Author: , July 27th, 2016

South Fork BnB

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

South Fork is a lesbian owned and operated boutique bed and breakfast in Southport, the CBD of the beautiful Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia, offering a spacious air conditioned suite in a restored “Queenslander” cottage set in lush garden surrounds. Owned and operated by happy, friendly, local businesswoman – host Jenny has great local knowledge, is passionate about hospitality and tourism and loves helping guests experience the best the Gold Coast has to offer. Jenny opened South Fork to guests following the death of her long term partner Deborah (DL) from cancer in 2015. It had been a shared dream to run their own BnB. DL hailed from Key West, Florida, and the BnB is Jenny’s tribute to her and her Southern origins.

The suite comprises two rooms, plus own private bathroom. A large dining room where breakfast is served daily is entered directly from the suite. Walk from the dining room onto the deck overlooking the garden for breakfast. Comfortable outdoor furniture allow guests to experience and enjoy the casual sunny Queensland lifestyle.

Accommodating up to three people, the main bedroom is a Queen Size bed, with built in wardrobe and drawers including a hotel safe. The second room has a comfortable single bed divan, own fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, plasma TV and DVD, and comfortable armchair. There is a large desk and office equipment to suit business travellers. Luxury bathroom amenities include Crabtree and Evelyn shower gel and Moroccan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner.

Daily continental breakfast is a delight and all dietary requirements are accommodated. Home baked muffins feature frequently and organic red papaya from the garden is served when in season. Local honey and gourmet muesli, freshly brewed tea, French press ground coffee, artisan breads, homemade quality jams and real butter are a minimum standard at South Fork.

Bicycles are included – it is a short cycle to the beach and wonderful cycle tracks along the waterfront for miles. Large beach towels are provided for excursions to the iconic Gold Coast Beaches. Five minutes to the heart of Southport shopping centre and hub for all main public transport, including. There is a bus stop literally around the corner from cottage. 45 minutes bus shuttle to GC airport, off street car parking available for guest car. Southport offers easy access to the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks, major Hospital and medical precinct, Griffith University, TAFE College, Schools, Surfers Paradise, Chinatown and the Arts Centre. Regional attractions include Mount Tamborine, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Tweed Valley featuring the renowned Tweed Valley Art Gallery .

A relaxing destination, South Fork offers peace and tranquillity as your home base while being close to all the action the Gold Coast Glitter Strip and surrounding areas have to offer. A perfect location in the centre of paradise, a sincere and warm welcome awaits LGBTI visitors to South Fork BnB.

See the South Fork BnB Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Thousands Celebrate Cairns Tropical Pride

Author: , September 2nd, 2014

Cairns Tropical PrideORGANISERS of the Cairns Tropical Pride Festival say there is growing acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Far North as this year’s event draws to a close.

Yesterday, thousands flooded through the Tanks Arts Centre gates for Fair Day, which featured market stalls, a dog show, roller derby demonstrations, face painting and live performances.

A “drag” race was also staged for the first time and hotly contested by men and women, who dashed across the concrete catwalk to don wigs, dresses, high heels and handbags.

By Kimberley Vlasic – Full Story at the Cairns Post | Queensland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

An Australian Holiday for Grown-Ups

Author: , July 30th, 2014

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia - Gareth JohnsonIt’s not that I judge a place solely on whether or not they have good Wi-Fi, but let’s be honest, it is a pretty important factor. According to recent analysis, Australia’s broadband speeds are a little bit slower than Romania, and based on my experiences of tropical far north Queensland, I’d have to agree.

I was so happy to check into the Palm Cove Tropic Apartments and find that not only do they have Wi-Fi that works, but it is available in every apartment. Trust me, that’s really not that common around here.

Wi-Fi sorted and emails quickly checked, it was time to explore the small coastal holiday community of Palm Cove. Wow.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Queensland Gay Travel Resources

Image by Gareth Johnson

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Daintree Valley Haven, Daintree, Queensland, Australia

Author: , July 20th, 2013

Daintree Valley HavenPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Peaceful Property near Daintree National Park: Unique tropical 30-acre property in the secluded Daintree River Valley. Three self-contained, air-conditioned private cabins overlooking rainforest and lagoon. A nature-lover’s paradise. BBQ, jacuzzi, tropical fruits, walking trails. Peace and tranquility yet a convenient base for beaches, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Rates quoted are for 2 guests.

See the Daintree Valley Haven Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Dreamcatcher Apartments, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Author: , April 28th, 2013

Dreamcatcher Apartments - Port Douglas, Queensland, AustraliaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Port Douglas Luxury Beachside Accommodation: Colourful Apartments in secluded tropical beachside location. Stylish and comfortable, close to town and your adventures to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

See the Dreamcatcher Apartments Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Queensland