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This year’s Big Gay Day raised $40,000 for Queensland LGBTIQ charities

The Wickham Hotel and Big Gay Day have announced that this year’s festival has raised $40,000 to be distributed to six local LGBTIQ organisations, with over 2,800 people at this year’s event. Last Sunday (March 10), the event again took over the venue and its neighbouring street in Fortitude Valley, transforming it into an inclusive …

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The Veronicas Are Headlining Brisbane’s Big Gay Day 2019

Brisbane-born pop duo The Veronicas have been announced as the headliners of this year’s Big Gay Day street festival in Fortitude Valley. The event, now in its 19th year, will take over The Wickham on Sunday, March 10 and transform the neighbouring street into an inclusive festival to raise money for six local LGBTIQ organisations. …

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Brisbane’s Big Gay Day To Return In March To Fundraise For LGBTIQ Charities

Brisbane’s Big Gay Day festival will return to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel in March. The festival, now in its 19th year, will take over the Wickham and transform neighbouring Alden St into an inclusive street festival on Sunday, March 10. A host of local and international performers will take to Big Gay Day …

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Aunty Dawn honoured at 57th Annual Queens Ball Award

Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queens Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. Aunty Dawn At the …

Drag queens perform at Big Gay Day

Big Gay Day Raises Tens Of Thousands For LGBTIQ Charities

The annual Big Gay Day street festival at the Wickham Hotel last Sunday has resulted in a “big pay day” for the festival’s four charity partners. Venue manager David McKillop announced that the total monies raised on the day was $32,700. That equates to a $8175 donation to each of the charities – Australian Transgender …

There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham Hotel was for them any more. Manager David McKillop.

The Wickham Hotel : A Gay Venue Where Everyone’s Welcome

A couple of years back, when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham Hotel was for them any more, “those days are over”, says manager David McKillop. “We are actually a gay venue, but everyone’s welcome. Not the other way around,” he said. It’s true that in its recent history, with the shrinking popularity …

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Queer Brisbane Punk Band Being Jane Lane Ready To Take Centre Stage

If you aren’t familiar with local punk rock band Being Jane Lane, you soon will be when they take to the main stage at the 2018 Big Gay Day street party. Louise, Teigan, Kayla, Kate and Phoebe make up this fierce queer punk quintet from southeast Queensland who have been making waves in the Brisbane …

Drag queens perform at Big Gay Day

Coles Announces $10,000 Donation To Big Gay Day’s Charity Partners

Coles has announced it will donate an additional $10,000 to its four LGBTIQ charity partners at this year’s Big Gay Day street festival in Brisbane. Big Gay Day, to be held at The Wickham Hotel in Fortitude Valley this Sunday (March 11), has for the past 18 years brought Queensland’s LBGTIQ community together for a …

Brisbane’s Big Gay Day Unveils 2018 Lineup

Australian songstress Paulini Curuenavuli has been announced as the headliner of Brisbane summer street festival Big Gay Day next month. The event will again take over an inner-city street with a large main stage set up next to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel on Sunday, March 11. The theme of this year’s Big Gay …

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