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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/

big gay day 2019 hero shot

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 …

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 …

brisbane pride festival

The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced the date of its 2019 AGM. On March 19, the Brisbane Pride Festival is inviting all current members to attend their annual AGM at the Sportsman Hotel, commencing at 6:30pm. The group is inviting members of Brisbane’s LGBTIQA+ Community to submit nominations for the following positions by 5pm on …

Michael James wedding brisbane pride

Community activist, former QNews Magazine Print Editor and Brisbane Pride Vice-President Michael James celebrated the New Year by wedding long-time partner Anthony Gillespie. An extremely happy congregation of friends and family filled Fortitude Valley’s beautiful High Church on Brunswick Street for the ceremony. During the ceremony, Gordon, the son of the two new husbands, presided …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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