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Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community organised the first Brisbane Pride Festival in 1990. They began the festival for the promotion of  public events and activities that celebrated queer culture.  Also they wished to raise the visibility of the LGBTIQ communities. Originally, they held a rally and gay pride march through the streets of Brisbane. The march ended with a small celebration at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. An LGBTIQ collective ran the event until incorporation in 2002. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer The events organised by  Pride celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, intersex and queer culture through the arts, sporting, political and community events. Additionally, the Pride Festival aims to bring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of Brisbane together. Public visibility of the LGBTIQ communities promotes acceptance of homosexuality within the wider community. The organisation holds two main events every year to celebrate LGBTIQ Pride. Pride March and Fair Day The Brisbane Pride Festival involves a Pride March down Brunswick St. The march begins in Fortitude Valley and ends at New Farm Park. Marchers then attend the Pride Fair Day in New Farm Park. Queens Ball Awards The organisation also organises and hosts the annual Queens Ball. Formerly the Queen’s Birthday Ball, the event changed name in recent years. When the government moved the Queen’s Birthday long weekend later in the year, the organisation dropped the word ‘birthday’. Currently Brisbane Pride hold the event in June each year at Brisbane City Hall. It features community awards for individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to their community. The Brisbane Pride website is https://brisbanepride.org.au/

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Voting is open now for the Diamond Jubilee Queens Ball Awards presented by Brisbane Pride. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ+ event in the world. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brisbane Pride hosted its first-ever virtual ceremony. However, on Saturday 19 June, the Ball returns to Brisbane City Hall for its …

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Brisbane Pride is accepting nominations for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, to be handed out at the event’s 60th anniversary year. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. This year the gala event is returning to Brisbane City Hall on June 19 for its Diamond Jubilee. Each year, the Ball …

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Brisbane Pride has announced the long-running Queens Ball Awards event is returning to City Hall in June for its diamond jubilee. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. And this year the iconic event is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Last year, the 59th annual ceremony moved online due to COVID-19. …

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Large crowds have gathered to celebrate at Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day event, in an incredible first for Australia and one of just a few events of its kind in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Festival organisers expected around 4,000 patrons to gather to celebrate in New Farm Park on Saturday (November 28), …

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The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced plans to proceed with the annual Fair Day celebrations in New Farm Park on November 28. In August, the committee decided to delay Brisbane’s Pride Month from September to November due to COVID-19. President Bec Johnson said over 7000 people attended Fair Day last year to join our vital …

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The Brisbane Pride Festival has opened applications for grants to support community grant during Pride Month. Earlier this month, organisers announced a new date for Brisbane’s Pride Month celebrations. The festival moved its celebrations to November, to allow extra planning for COVID-19. Now Brisbane Pride has announced small grants to support community Pride events that …

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Four Queensland LGBTIQ community advocates and groups received Queens Ball Awards as Brisbane Pride streamed the iconic event online on Saturday night. The Queens Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony went online to coincide with this weekend’s Global Pride celebrations. Hosts Ella Ganza and Paul …

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COVID-19 may have cancelled Pride festivals worldwide, but Australia will join the online Global Pride celebrations on Saturday (June 27). On Saturday evening, Brisbane Pride are hosting this year’s 59th Annual Queens Ball Virtual Awards online from 7pm. The Queens Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world. Brisbane Pride President Rebecca Johnson told …

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Global Pride 2020 yesterday announced further additions to the event line-up along with a focus on racial justice to uplift #BlackLivesMatter. Singer Todrick Hall joins the entertainment line-up and will also host the event on his YouTube channel. Former US Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden will also join the speakers at the event. …

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The organisers of the 27 June online Pride event today announced the first wave of speakers and artists appearing in the Global Pride line-up. Organisers expect the event to attract up to 300 million viewers. Global Pride entertainment line-up Pabllo Vittar, Ava Max, Olivia Newton John, Deborah Cox, Kristine W, Dixie Chicks, Thelma Houston, Bright …

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