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Brisbane Pride Memorial Garden photo from New Farm Park

Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community are all invited to pay their respects to community members who are no longer with us at the planting of the annual Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden was first launched in 2012, and each year has been a free event allowing the community to come together in remembrance. “We will be planting …

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Revellers celebrate pride at Brisbane Pride festival Fair Day 2015

The Brisbane Pride Festival is now accepting expressions of interest for performers and stall holders for this year’s Fair Day event in September. Now in its 27th year, the Brisbane Pride Festival is Queensland’s largest and Australia’s third largest LGBTIQ event. More than 10,000 festival-goers attend a range of Pride events over a four week …

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Queens Ball History

A new art award dedicated to the founder of the long-running Queens Birthday Ball event will be awarded next year. The award will be established with the proceeds of an upcoming book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s Queen’s Birthday Ball, the world’s longest running LGBTIQ event. It will be known as the QBB Founder’s Award, …

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Aunty Dawn

Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s 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. At the ceremony at …

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Trans Activist Queen's Ball Brisbane Pride

, over the decades the event has evolved to become the pinnacle event in the Brisbane LGBTIQ calendar. This year, the Queen’s Ball returns to Brisbane City Hall on June 16, and two vocal and influential trans/non-binary activists will host on the main stage at this year’s event. Nevo Zisin (pictured above left), the non-binary …

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2018 Queen's Ball Awards

The nominees of this year’s Queens Ball Awards have been unveiled. This year’s seventeen awards recognise individuals, organisations and events for their outstanding contributions to the LGBTIQ community and will be presented during the 57th Annual Queen’s Ball event in Brisbane. The event will be held at Brisbane City Hall on June 16, and voting …

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Brisbane Pride Choir

Past and present members of the Brisbane Pride Choir will reunite to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary with a special performance this Thursday. The group will celebrate both their milestone and last year’s “yes” vote for marriage equality at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the MELT queer arts festival. The choir will be joined …

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Queens Ball Awards drag queens

Nominations are now open for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, one of the world’s longest-running LGBTIQ events. The 57th Annual Queens Ball Awards will be held at Brisbane City Hall on June 16. Seventeen community awards are on offer this year, and nominations are open until Friday, May 11. Nominations for the awards can be …

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Brisbane's much anticipated Big Gay Day street festival will be returning to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel in March LGBTIQ Charities

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 …

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A new support group for LGBTIQ people in the Redlands on Brisbane’s bayside is meeting for the first time next month. Since 2000, the Bayside Initiatives Group (BIG) in Capalaba has supported mental health consumers throughout the Redlands by offering one-on-one and group peer support and providing a welcoming sanctuary where members can feel safe …

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