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Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yourself*: Queer Liberation on the Dancefloor empowerment lgbtqia+ queer Feb 23, 2024

*Ice Cube, 1993 Check Yo Self - being aware of your actions and their consequences

Have you ever laughed at someone expressing themselves on the dancefloor? You nudge your girlfriend and point them out, laughing at the way they move their body. Perhaps it’s early in the night and they are...

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Gathering Despite Adversity: A Creative Response to Fair Day's Unexpected Cancellation lgbtqia+ queer Feb 16, 2024

There’s a reason that Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is affectionately known as ‘Gay Christmas’. It’s the excitement of a cultural day of significance. The anticipation of something fun and colourful. And the opportunity to gather with other people in a point...

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The Spotlight Revolution: First-time Drag Kings kings of joy Feb 08, 2024

Have you ever seen a caterpillar weaving its cocoon? It goes within to transform into liquid (true story) and later emerges as a butterfly. 

Four brand-new Drag Kings are soon to emerge from their journey through the 6-weeks of the Kings of Joy Gold Stars program with the King Coach, Danica...

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Embracing the Wilderness Within: The Transformative Power of Camp King kings of joy lgbtqia+ queer Feb 02, 2024

In the wilderness of our lives, finding a sanctuary where we can truly be ourselves is like discovering a hidden oasis in a desert. Camp King represents just that oasis, a place of refuge, rejuvenation, and self-discovery for the queer community. It is more than a mere gathering; it's a...

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Celebrating Boy Michael: And Their Win for Kings! drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars Jan 25, 2024

If you have not yet heard Rae aka Boy Michael’s podcast interview on ABC Earshot where they shared about coming out as non-binary, you are in for a treat. Released on Christmas Day (Merry Christmas!) at the end of 2023, their story is an uplifting and inspiring journey of gender,...

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Like a Pro: Crafting Your Drag King Persona drag king kings of joy Jan 12, 2024

Why are some people able to jump right up on stage and strut their stuff as a Drag King while others are not sure what to do next or even where to start?

I’m Danica Lani, the King Coach and I’ve proudly mentored 102 first-time Drag Kings through Kings of Joy since December 2020. I've...

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Boldy You: A Guide to Making 2024 Your Most Empowered Year Yet! empowerment habits Jan 04, 2024

Have you ever had the feeling at the start of another year that things just feel the same? That nothing has really changed? Whether you had a great NYE or a lousy one, things just feel normal the next day. (Be proud, put your hand up if you had a lousy NYE! Truly, there are so many expectations...

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Completion: How to Make Peace with Your Year empowerment habits Dec 22, 2023

My mission is to empower LGBTQIA+ people to feel good in the body by exploring gender, sexuality and performance so that we can be 100% at home in our own skin. But left to my own devices, you'll find me pottering around the house finding new ways to organise and store things. I am my own Marie...

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The Power of Grief: Malaika Mfalme’s debut album, Yasmin lgbtqia+ music queer trans Dec 16, 2023

What are acceptable expressions of grieving? Who gets to say? Where can grief get most powerfully expressed?

These questions, posed like a gentle inquiring friend, are woven into the tapestry of Malaika Mfalme’s stunning debut album, Yasmin. This beautiful container for Malaika’s...

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Reclaim Your Sexuality: Are You an Introvert or Extrovert? queer tantra Dec 08, 2023

Working closely with over 100 first-time Drag Kings as the King Coach has given me a rich and deeper understanding of gender, sexuality and performance. Most recently, I’ve come across an interesting discovery about human sexuality.

Emma* knew there was something to discover about...

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The Power of Gathering: 4 Reasons It's Essential for Your Best Life kings of joy Dec 06, 2023

As I open the front door, laden with a picnic blanket, rice paper rolls and Luna the dog, I’m still in the thick of anxiety about the state of the house. Having spent the weekend launching our 7-year-old daughter’s new slime business, there’s a trail of glue bottles, sticker...

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Navigating Diversity in Love: Polyamory and Monogamy in LGBTQIA+ Relationships queer tantra Dec 01, 2023

When I look back at my life, I have centered myself in and around relationship. Intimate relationships have been where I’ve learned some of life’s hardest lessons and grown with velocity. 

Truth bomb: I’ve been in relationship either with one partner or multiple partners in...

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