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.

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New Gay Website Launched in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author: , March 23rd, 2013

Go to Gay CairnsThere’s a new website for gay travelers coming to Cairns, Australia – and gay diver Matthew Mtcham is helping to promote it. Cairns.com.au reports:

THE pink dollar is set to soar in Cairns with a new website, encouraging gay and lesbian travellers to visit the Far North, being endorsed by Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham. The gold medallist spent five days in Cairns being photographed for the website which will launch today in a bid to tap into the gay tourism market.
Go2gayCairns.com founder Jay Horne said gay travellers accounted for more than 10 per cent of travel spending each year. “I want them to come and spend their pink dollars here in Cairns,” he said.

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