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gladstone rainbow on the reef pride festival 2022 queensland events

Gladstone’s new Rainbow on the Reef festival will celebrate three days of regional LGBTIQ+ pride in the coastal Queensland city. Rainbow on the Reef is a group based in the Gladstone region, officially established last year. They meet regularly to allow locals “to make connections, feel supported, have fun and show their pride.” Now they’ve …

brisbane pride festival brisbane city hall queens ball awards

The Brisbane Pride Festival committee congratulates all of the nominees and finalists for the 2022 Queens Ball Awards. Our annual awards recognise the many individuals and organisations whose efforts make our communities better places to live. The awards now, as always, continually evolve to reflect the feedback of our ever advancing LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy …

sydney worldpride mardi gras 2023 courtney act interpride

Spectacular Sydney opens its rainbow heart to the world as it hosts the first WorldPride in the Southern Hemisphere! From 17 February to 5 March 2023, Sydney WorldPride will celebrate the brightest and boldest from the LGBTQIA+ community and will dazzle you with a glittering global Pride festival, celebrating the beautiful diversity of Australia and …

queens ball awards 2022 brisbane queensland drag queens

Brisbane Pride has revealed the nominees and opened voting for the 61st annual Queens Ball Awards this June. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. On June 25, the glitzy gala event will return to the Brisbane City Hall with this year’s theme “Masquerade”. And each year, the Ball’s annual …

Gold Coast Pride Festival 2021 QNews Jordan Hirst Photographer

Gold Coast Pride Festival has confirmed their rescheduled program of events for the Coast’s own Pride Month this June. The burgeoning festival began on Queensland’s Gold Coast last year. It was to return in March, but the devastated organisers sadly had to cancel due to bad weather. Now they’ve confirmed a new, even bigger lineup …

queens ball awards 2022 brisbane queensland drag queens

Tickets have gone on sale for the 61st annual Queens Ball, the local LGBTIQ community’s night of nights, in Brisbane this June. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. On June 25, the glitzy gala event will return for its 61st year, returning to the Brisbane City Hall with this …

gold coast pride festival surfers paradise pride march beach 2021

Organisers of the Gold Coast Pride Festival are rescheduling their Pride March and Fair Day for the coming months after it was sadly postponed at the weekend. The pride festival on Queensland’s Gold Coast was held for the first time in May last year. Locals wore rainbow colours for the beach Pride March at Surfers …

mardi gras parade barbara karpinski nsw police apology

NSW Police have apologised for ejecting a 78er from the Mardi Gras Parade earlier this month in an incident organisers slammed as an “appalling” breach of protocol. Barbara Karpinski (pictured inset) was seated in the stands at the SCG as a spectator on the night (March 5). Karpinski was one of the original Mardi Gras …

art simone nate byrne chillout festival victoria daylesford 25th anniversary

Australia’s longest running and largest regional pride festival, ChillOut Festival in Victoria, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. The festival is on every year in Daylesford in regional Victoria, around 108 kilometres northwest of Melbourne. And this year they’re celebrating their 25 Year Silver Jubilee, to celebrate a quarter century of queer country pride. …

nsw police protester police mardi gras 2022 scg arrests

NSW Police have arrested four people for entering the pitch during Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Parade at the SCG, including at least three protesters who opposed the police’s participation in the event. NSW Police said in a statement the four individuals entered the pitch during Saturday night’s parade at about 8.45pm. Officers removed them from …

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