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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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Fresh from one month of visibility and celebration to another! We are now into NAIDOC Week which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We especially have some …

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Brisbane Pride have this week announced the opening of their 2021 community grant applications. Grants are issued annually through the Kal Collins Memorial fund. They are issued to groups and individuals in the LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy Brisbane community to create diverse and engaging events during Pride Month in September. Brisbane Pride Kal Collins Memorial …

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Brisbane Pride Fair Day — the biggest day on the Queensland LGBTIQ+ calendar — rolls around on Saturday 2 October. Brisbane Pride is now accepting expressions of interest from potential Stallholders who would like to participate in the day. In 2020, Brisbane Pride Fair Day became the first Australian LGBTIQ+ to go ahead following the …

2021 queens ball awards

Brisbane’s LGBTIQ+ community gathered at the rainbow-illuminated Brisbane City Hall on Saturday night for the 60th annual Queens Ball. In addition to sensational entertainment, the Diamond Jubilee Extravaganza also included the 2021 Queens Ball Awards to honour individuals and groups for their community contributions. Click here to see all the photos from the 2021 Queens …

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The 800 attendees at the historic Diamond Jubilee Extravaganza 60th Annual Queens Ball will all receive a copy of The Queens Ball by Bill Rutkin OAM, Destiny Rogers and Laurie James Deane (Dame Sybil von Thorndyke). Balcony seating is still available for the event at Brisbane City Hall this Saturday night. The Queens Ball tells …

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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. …

brisbane pride festival 2020

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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