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port douglas hot and steamy festival lgbtiq festival

The Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival, north Queensland’s newest LGBTIQ event, will return in 2021 ahead of next year’s Mardi Gras. The event was held for the first time in February this year. Now festival directors Nathan Clarke and Jason Penrose say advanced planning is underway for the next one. They’ve locked in the …

cairns pride festival 2020 rainbow crossing queensland pride events

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 …

mackay rainbow pride 2020

Around 150 people have come together to march in Mackay’s inaugural Rainbow Pride event this week. After a rally at Bluewater Quay, the attendees waved rainbow flags and signs as they marched along the Forgan Bridge on Wednesday morning. Organisers hope the event is the first of many to come in the regional Queensland city. …

adelaide feast festival south australia

South Australia’s Feast Festival is the state’s first festival to launch a full lineup of live shows since COVID-19 restrictions began, with over 100 queer events in its 2020 program. The LGBTIQ festival’s organisers say they and their lineup of artists and performers are “coming out of the COVID-19 coma” with the launch of its …

brisbane pride festival fair day

The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced plans to proceed with the annual Fair Day celebrations in New Farm Park on November 28. In August, the committee decided to delay Brisbane’s Pride Month from September to November due to COVID-19. President Bec Johnson said over 7000 people attended Fair Day last year to join our vital …

Bisexual pride flag

A group of organisations for bisexual people across Australia and New Zealand are putting on their first conference, Stand Bi Us. The conference includes thirty-seven free events, both online and in-person, during a week-long celebration for Bi+ Visibility Day. That day is September 23 each year. The Stand Bi Us Conference aims to “celebrate community, …

mardi gras anz community grant parade marchers

ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have opened applications for their national LGBTIQ community grants program. The grants are to support Australia’s LGBTIQ community by providing funding to LGBTIQ not-for-profit community organisations, charities and individuals. Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger said they want to support those who “do so much to enrich the …

gold coast surfers paradise sign pride festival stock photo

A new Gold Coast LGBTIQ+ festival will launch at Surfers Paradise this weekend, and organisers will share exciting plans for 2021. Update: Please be aware of the following directive from Queensland Health regarding gatherings on the Gold Coast from 8 am Saturday morning: Gatherings in private homes and public spaces restricted to a maximum of …

wear it purple day 2020 minus18 livestream

Australian queer stars and allies will bring the annual Wear It Purple Day celebrations into homes across the country on Friday with a special one-off digital party. Wear it Purple Day (August 28th) is an annual LGBTIQ+ awareness day to show support for Australian queer youth. Each year, supporters wear purple to celebrate and support …

brisbane pride choir seniors week queensland council for lgbti health qc zoom

The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC) and 2Spirits have joined with the Brisbane Pride Choir to celebrate with our LGBTIQ elders on Sunday for Queensland Seniors Week. Queensland’s 60th annual Seniors Week began last weekend, with events moving online this year due to COVID-19. This Sunday (August 23), our LGBTIQ seniors can join the …

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