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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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Bec Johnson Brisbane Pride Festival

Bec Johnson has been appointed the new president of the Brisbane Pride Festival, taking over from long-serving president Deeje Hancock. For over 20 years, Johnson has been an advocate for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, sistergirl and brotherboy communities locally and nationally and she is co-founder of the Indigilez Women’s Leadership and Support …

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Brisbane Pride Festival Anthony Callea

Pride is still exciting, powerful and necessary. With Brisbane’s annual Pride rally, march and fair day just under two months away, it’s time to dust off the rainbows, gather the glitter and get ready to celebrate everything that is Pride. And there is a lot to celebrate. We now live in a country with marriage …

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Revellers, including drag performer Archie Arsenic, at Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day 2017

Registrations for community events during the month of September to coincide with this year’s Pride Festival. LGBTIQ community groups and organisations are encouraged to register their events as part of the official Brisbane Pride Festival calendar and to get your event into the official Pride Guide, being printed in conjunction with QNews Magazine. Now in …

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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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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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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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The Wickham

There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham 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 …

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