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The team behind Victoria’s glitzy Coming Back Out Ball now want to celebrate Queensland’s LGBTIQ elders at Brisbane Festival in September. The glittery gala for seniors, held in Melbourne in 2017, is a red carpet evening of live entertainment, dancing and pride. Now artist Tristan Meecham and his team are coming to Brisbane to meet …

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Joel Creasey has called on the general public to show “some rainbow love” to the queer community, particularly struggling entertainers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The comedian told his Facebook followers he’s “currently locked down in Melbourne and still in bed at 11am”. In a Facebook thread, Joel called on everyone to throw their support behind …

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Lismore LGBTIQ group The Tropical Fruits have sadly announced the cancellation of their 2020 New Years festival due to COVID-19. For over 30 years, the four-day festival has been a major drawcard on the LGBTIQ calendar, with large crowds travelling to Lismore in Northern New South Wales to ring in the new year. However sadly, …

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Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons is holding its own Pride Month festivities inside the megahit video game and it looks adorable. If you’ve never played it, the game is an open-ended island simulator for the Nintendo Switch. For Pride Month this month, Animal Crossing players will come together with special events in the game for …

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Brisbane Pride has opened voting for this year’s 59th Annual Queens Ball Virtual Awards. The Queens Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world. Next month, the event will move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brisbane Pride President Rebecca Johnson told QNews.com.au the committee determined the event must still go ahead. “For 59 …

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Fifteen LGBTIQ+ organisations across regional Victoria will come together for a “Pride-Solation” livestream to mark Pride Month. On Saturday, June 20​, the Pride-Solation event will bring together more than a dozen regional festivals. The event will showcase musicians, artists, burlesque, cabaret, interviews with community members, and more exciting surprises. Claudia Validum, Country Program Coordinator at …

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LGBTIQ fans of the Eurovision Song Contest have voted Swedish singer Loreen’s “Euphoria” as their favourite entry of the last decade. The end-of-decade poll was run by local Eurovision fansite and podcast Aussievision.net. They received fan’s picks from across Australia and elsewhere. Dale Roberts from Aussievision explained Loreen’s “Euphoria”, the 2012 winner, was one of …

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The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health is planning a special online event this month to mark the 30th anniversary of IDAHOBIT. IDAHOBIT stands for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. It’s recognised every year on May 17. On that day in 1990, homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of …

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The organisers of the ChillOut Festival in regional Victoria will attempt to break the world record for largest human rainbow. ChillOut is Australia’s longest-running and biggest regional LGBTIQ pride festival. It’s on in March every year in Daylesford, around 108 kilometres northwest of Melbourne. On March 7, 2020, festival organisers want to break the world …

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The Brisbane Writers Festival is presenting over 150 events at the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. The festival aims to connect Queenslanders through story and inspire thought and curiosity, from September 5 to 9 this year. Here’s nine great Australian talents you can see at this …

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