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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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The Brisbane Pride Festival committee congratulates all of the nominees and finalists for the 2022 Queens Ball Awards. Our annual awards recognise the many individuals and organisations whose efforts make our communities better places to live. The awards now, as always, continually evolve to reflect the feedback of our ever advancing LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy …

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Brisbane Pride has revealed the nominees and opened voting for the 61st annual Queens Ball Awards this June. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. On June 25, the glitzy gala event will return to the Brisbane City Hall with this year’s theme “Masquerade”. And each year, the Ball’s annual …

Brisbane Pride Queens Ball

Brisbane Pride has opened nominations for the 2022 Queens Ball Awards in June. A date and a theme have now been set for the event. Members of the community are being asked to nominate their community legends for the 2022 awards. The 61st annual Queens Ball awards 2022 will mark the 61st year of the …

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Brisbane Pride is getting ready for the 2022 Queens Ball awards at Brisbane City Hall. The organization has announced the date for this year’s awards and opened voting for the theme. It will be the 61st year for the event since its inception. Queens Ball Awards 2022 The Queens Ball awards are the longest-running LGBTQIA+ …

Brisbane Pride Flag

A historic piece of Brisbane Pride memorabilia has gone missing. After this year’s Pride Fair Day the Pride flag has vanished from the Fair Day site. The Brisbane Pride committee is asking for your help. Have you seen the Brisbane Pride flag? Each year the flag is a significant part of the Brisbane Pride March. …

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After uncertain times in 2021, Brisbane Pride Fair Day returns this Saturday. Returning to New Farm Park again, Fair Day will kick off after the annual Pride March. Earlier this month both events were postponed due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Brisbane Pride March continues, with some late changes The Pride March traditionally begins with a …

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The Brisbane Pride Festival has confirmed this year’s Pride March will go ahead, after the festival’s big events were earlier postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Festival organisers announced last week Fair Day would instead move to the new date of Saturday, October 30. And now Brisbane Pride has also confirmed the Pride March will also …

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Brisbane Pride has today announced the new date for Fair Day 2021. After postponing the event due to Covid concerns last week the event will now take place on Saturday, October 30th 2021. Long weekend of Brisbane Pride Celebrations Moving the event to October 30th is a good decision for Brisbane Pride. The new date …

Police and Pride

Brisbane Pride’s recent request that police do not wear uniform during the Pride Rally and March on Saturday caused considerable social media debate about Pride and Police. With two diametrically opposed sides battling it out on social media, it would add nothing to reiterate the arguments made by either side here. However, we did notice …

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Brisbane Pride has requested that Police officers not march in uniform at this year’s Pride Rally and March. QNews asked Brisbane Pride and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) about the decision. The Brisbane Pride committee said in a statement that they intended the request on uniforms “as an invitation to the Queensland Police Service to …

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