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New Book To Explore History Of Queensland’s Queens Birthday Ball

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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 …

the queens ball book balcony seating

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 …

Queens Ball History

A new art award dedicated to the founder of the long-running Queens Birthday Ball event will be awarded next year. The award will be established with the proceeds of an upcoming book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s Queen’s Birthday Ball, the world’s longest running LGBTIQ event. It will be known as the QBB Founder’s Award, …

Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have called for community members to contribute their photos and recollections. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year …

Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have asked for community contributions. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year since 1962. Involved in the book’s …