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National LGBTIQ conference bound for Cairns

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Brisbane Pride President Bec Johnson has welcomed Queenslanders to this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival, with events across the state in September and October. “This year’s theme is Visible, Connected, Proud,” Johnson explained, launching the Brisbane Pride Festival on September 2. “The theme speaks to the fundamental rights of all LGBTIQ+ Queenslanders to live safe, well-connected …

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 …

Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

Cairns’ LGBTIQ and arts communities have mourned the death of Indigenous artist Arone Meeks, who passed away last week. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair director died peacefully in hospital last Wednesday (May 5) after a short battle with cancer. Meeks was 64. The Kuku Imidiji man grew up in the Cape York town of Laura. …

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An outback pub in regional Queensland is hosting its second ever Mardi Gras party the night of the 2021 parade on March 6. The Post Office Hotel in Cloncurry hosted its first ever Mardi Gras party last year, and it was such a success they’re doing it again this year. Cloncurry, population 3000, is located …

There are places to go in Queensland this New Year’s Eve from the bottom to the top. Cornucopia on Mount Tamborine, STARDUST at Sporties and DJ Dolly Llama at Turtle Cove. Or, for the stay-at-homes, Kylie Minogue will help you see in NYE 2021 with a live-streamed concert. Not to mention the epic drag battle …

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Community activities across Queensland will recognise World AIDS Day next Tuesday, with safety controls in place to protect our communities from COVID-19. In Brisbane, the World AIDS Day Vigils have been held on December 1 every year since 1990. And this year, a number of other vigils and events are still going ahead across the …

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Cairns Pride Festival is returning this month, with the event officially launching in Far North Queensland tonight. The festival’s 2020 lineup features a range of COVID-safe events independently designed and run by community leaders, volunteers and groups. Among them events are a special movie screening, a Pride party at Turtle Cove Beach Resort and social …

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A national LGBTIQ conference is heading to Queensland for the first time and draw hundreds of visitors to the Far North in February 2022. Since 2018, national group The Equality Project has hosted their Better Together Conference. Each conference brings together a a diverse range of queer advocates and advocacy groups to discuss LGBTIQ rights …

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PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take medication to prevent HIV infection. Taking PrEP is as simple as taking one oral pill a day. ComePrEPd is a community-driven HIV prevention campaign by the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health to increase awareness of PrEP. To find out more, visit the ComePrEPd website here. …

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As #BlackLivesMatter protests continue across the world, statues commemorating divisive historical figures come under fire. At Milla Milla on the Atherton Tablelands, a statue commemorates two people, one white and the other Aboriginal. The white man is Christie Palmerston, a noted explorer, and the Aboriginal is his ‘companion’ Pompo. Milla Milla sits at the top …

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