Brisbane’s LGBTIQ communities paid their respects to community members no longer with us at a recent day of remembrance. The day featured the annual planting of the Pride Memorial Garden at New Farm Park.
With the arches to the park’s entrance draped in rainbow colours, community members planted flowers in the garden to represent lost loved ones. Earlier, community leaders spoke of the tragic loss of lives in our communities over the years at the hands of HIV/AIDS, suicide, and hate crimes.
Organisers timed the planting of the garden with September’s Pride Fair Day in mind. The garden will blossom into full bloom at that time.
Councillor Vicki Howard
Brisbane City Council made the prominent location at the Sydney Street entrance to New Farm Park available for the garden. Councillor for Central Ward Vicki Howard attended on the day and participated in the planting.
“I was very proud to once again help with the Pride Memorial Garden.
“It gives me great pleasure to work with the Brisbane City Council Parks Department to make this now annual planting happen.
“I also look forward to seeing the garden bloom in time for Spring and Pride Fair Day on 19 September.”
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