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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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The Pill Testing Australia group has called on state governments to trial pill testing after they detected risky substances at a Canberra music festival. The group ran the pill testing trial at Groovin The Moo in Canberra in April, for a second consecutive year. The trial’s aim was to “provide a health service to reduce …

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Lismore LGBTIQ social group Tropical Fruits is looking for a lighting designer and operator to work their magic at the group’s next New Year’s Eve festival. The Tropical Fruits put on fun, safe and inclusive LGBTIQ events in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales, and are renowned for their annual four-day New …

2018 Queen's Ball Awards

There are just a few days left to nominate your community heroes for an honour at this year’s 59th annual Queens Ball Awards. The long-running event will return to the Brisbane City Hall in June, and seventeen community awards are on offer this year’s ceremony, with nominations closing this Friday (April 26). The Brisbane Pride …

The annual Rainbow River Festival will be returning to Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with a three-day program of community events next month. The festival is an LGBTIQ-inclusive party which first began in 2016 and has now become an annual celebration of love and diversity in the picturesque region. Organisers are excited to welcome locals …

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