Champion of rural LGBT rights: The vision that won him the crown!

In some settings standing up for what you believe in can be much harder.  Particularly when discretion or anonymity is impossible in smaller rural towns.  Resources and social support are not as accessible and it’s a huge deal when you put yourself out there.

It’s the speech that won him Brisbane Pride’s Queen’s Ball and he’s in the run in again!

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It was the speech from a remote far north Queensland town that stole the hearts of many in the LGBTIQ+ community. Where resources are much more scarce and social support setup in impossible conditions with minimal discretion, Josh Goyne defends his title as raining winner of Brisbane Pride’s Queen's Ball. We take a look back at some of his biggest moments that cemented his influence as a leader in parts of the #lgbt community that still suffer in silence reminding us how very lucky we are even post-equality. The decades of work that achieved #equality was just the starting point for unrecognised problems and issues like the ones @thegaycowboyaus aims to address as a competitive rodeo athlete, charity founder assisting sufferers of stroke and a string of community projects making his mark in his sometimes isolating hometown. A demonstrate of strength and resilience – who will you vote for? #rodeo #cowboy #bullrider #brisbanepride #brisbane #brisbanegay #gaysydney #canberra #gaycanberra #cowboysnation #gaymelbourne #rodeolife #cowboystyle #pride #ukpride #gayadelaide #gayperth #gaybrisbane #ruok #acon #sydneymardigras #perth #darwin #loveparade #twenty10 #bendigo #joondalup #loebethal

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Voting is still open and you can vote right here!

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You are listening to the #tolybraun remix of Eyes of Love by Akora, Mike Sti & Yam Nor. In search of the next rush, will the fashion precedents set by Versace in their Autumn Winter collection trickle through to next week’s fashion week? In any case, as we transition our wardrobes into Winter, men are encouraged to be bold and strong, pushing those boundaries #genderstereotypes while standing confidently in their masculinity. Burgundy and Black are the colors of the season with Emo, Gothic and BDSM accessorising and chunky platform chain sneakers to add that down to earth yet sophisticated touch. #fashionreview #fashionnews #fashiontrends #fashion #mensfashion #mensfashiontrends #sydneybars #sydneyclubs #sportswear #glamour #ootd #fashionova #sydneyevents #melbournefashion #perthfitness #adelaidewine #darwin #whatsonbrisbane #fashionblogger #gaysydney #gaymelbourne #gayperth #gayadelaide #gaybrisbane #fitfam #instafit #fitnessmotivation

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Australia’s most iconic ‘voice’, John Farnham has been announced to headline the music program at the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine in Queens Park over the opening weekend of the also iconic 70th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers! 77 events will be taking place over 10 days in Spring as the town showcases its luscious gardens in full bloom. The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine opens on Friday September 20 with the all-female, four-piece ensemble Pink Matter laying down a cool neo-soul and urban sound, before Sydney-based performer Sloan Peterson takes over with her modern garage rocks-meets-50s guitar pop. Closing the night is Middle Kids, an indie rock band from Sydney, led by lead singer/guitarist Hannah Joy and her husband, Tim Fitz. On Saturday September 21 the program opens with famed funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance music makers Electrik Lemonade(who were in contention to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019!), before powerhouse tribute band Forever Queen takes over, followed by internationally acclaimed ABBA tribute group Bjorn Again closes. This will be a night of epic anthems! On Sunday September 22 the program features Brisbane brass fuelled funk festival band Cheap Fakes follows, before iconic Australian band Dragon takes to the stage. To close the opening weekend, the man himself John Farnham will perform in front of an expected capacity crowd. #toowoomba #toowombaregion #toowoombabusiness #toowoombaliving #toowoombalife #visitquensland #toowoombawedding #toowoombaeats #toowoombahairdresser #visitqueensland #schooliesweek #brisbaneevents #queensland #flowers #gardenshow #botanicalgardens #gardening #gardeningtips #naturelovers #naturephotography #eaglestreetpier Video Credit: Iammert Jannerga Music Credit: The Kingdom Choir – You’re the Voice

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Shitbox Rally – Cancer Council’s biggest national fundraiser – is finishing this Friday May 17 in Centennial Parklands, Sydney. Over 550 people and 270+ cars will be crossing the finish line and celebrating finishing a ten-day outback journey from Perth via Uluru. SHITBOX RALLY CAR AUCTION Beloved cars from the rally will be auctioned off at the Manheim Auctions, Moorebank with all funds raised going towards the Cancer Council. There is NO RESERVE on any cars – all will be sold. Many have had recent mechanical work done including new tyres. It’s a great opportunity to buy your very first car, a bargain second car for the family or a fun ride for backpacking around Australia. Saturday May 18, 2019- 10AM – 12PM Manheim Auctions – 144 Moorebank Ave, Moorebank NSW 2170 • Since 2010, Box Rallies has raised over $18.6 million to Cancer Council EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH FUNDED • Testing new drug combinations for pancreatic cancer • Preventing people with immune deficiencies from developing lymphoma • Finding new compounds to target the deadliest type of malignant brain tumour • Developing a way to calculate the safest and most effective dose of radiation for prostate cancer patients • Analysing the largest data set of melanoma genome sequences in the world, and identifying a treatment to block the development & spread of neuroblastoma cells #cancerresearch #community #fundraiser #cars #perth #sydney #uluru #charity #cancer #memorial #friends #commadery #sydneylife #centennialparklands #dindinsvideo #sydney #sydneylocal #sydneyevents #auction #carauction #domain #payitforward #ruok #gift #life #tribute #family #travel #fcba #fbas #sydneyrestaurant

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