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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/

Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day planned for November

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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 …

Rainbow in the Gardens Gladstone QNews

Gladstone celebrates PRIDE this Sunday 12 September with Rainbow in the Gardens. The event takes place from 10 am until 3 pm. Rainbow on the Reef will host the celebrations in the glorious Tondoon Botanic Gardens, one of Australia’s top ten regional gardens. Organisers said the event was possible because of support from Strong Communities …

Brisbane Pride Festival 2021 will see Pride events held across Brisbane and Queensland.  Scroll down for full events program Bec Johnson, President of Brisbane Pride, said, “Pride has no boundaries. Where there are people, there are LGBTIQ+ people. So, in 2021, Brisbane Pride is sharing the love, and sharing the Pride. Brisbane Pride is proud …

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Gladstone’s LGBTIQ+ community and their friends, families and allies are invited to a brand new community pride event next month. Local group Rainbow On the Reef are holding the inaugural Rainbow in the Gardens event at Gladstone’s Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 10am-3pm on Sunday, September 12. The free family-friendly event will offer live music and …

naidoc week

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 …

pride fair day 2021 stallholders

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 …

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