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LGBTIQ Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people. Also, LGBTIQ communities design Pride events to promote their self-affirmation, dignity and equal rights. In addition, the events increase the visibility of LGBTIQ communities, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride Festivals Cities around the world hold Pride events throughout the year. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world. Pride festivals generally encompass a range of events, from serious commemorations to festive parades. Marches, rallies, fair days commemorations, community forums, dance parties, and festivals are all popular Pride events. Around the world, many Pride events generally occur during June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising (or riots) In New York in June 1969. Australian Pride Calendar. In Brisbane, Brisbane Pride hold the annual Queens Ball in June. The Brisbane Pride Festival occurs in September each year. It includes a march down Brunswick Street from Fortitude Valley to New Farm Park. Following in New Farm Park, Brisbane Pride organises the Pride Fair Day. In 2017,  more than 10,000 LGBTIQ community members and allies  gathered for the annual Pride march. The event coloured inner city Brisbane in Rainbow colours. The event had added meaning that year because of same-sex marriage postal vote, conducted over that time. Other Pride events are scheduled throughout September. Other regional Pride celebrations occur in Cairns and Noosa. Tropical Fruits Inc organise events in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Sydney Pride occurs during June and Melbourne Pride in February. Events are held in Darwin in October.  

Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, the modern LGBTIQ rights movement began after LGBTIQ rioters fought back against a police raid on an illegal Mafia bar called the Stonewall Inn. Out of that grew the gay liberation movement which gave birth to our modern LGBTIQ communities. On the Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary, we look back on how …

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The glorious Todrick Hall’s new video ‘I Like Boys’ shows the ‘Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels’ singer in the desert surrounded by men in various stages of undress. And also, just in undress. Scroll down for vid. Mama come, come doll, take a seat There’s someone you know that you’ve got to meet So brace yourself …

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“Penguin Beach is home to the Zoo’s most famous same-sex couple, Ronnie and Reggie,” says London Zoo on their Facebook page. “Our penguins are joining in on the #Pride celebrations!” Gay animals pairings are proving all the rage this Pride month. To coincide with London’s Pride Parade in July, London Zoo decided to hold a …

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Most readers will not know the name Laurie Deane. However, most over 25 years of age, know of Dame Sybil von Thorndyke, legendary founder, hostess and director for forty years of Brisbane’s Annual Queens Birthday Ball, now the longest running gay event in the world. A sensationalist tabloid once breathlessly reported that Laurie Deane lived …

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Toronto drag queen Jade Elektra brought down the house at the 2019 Toronto AIDS Vigil with her live performance of a Nat King Cole classic. As reported by author and activist Mark S. King at  LGBTQ Nation, Jade changed the title word ‘Unforgettable’ to ‘Undetectable.’ Her performance encapsulated the U=U message perfectly. Jade Elektra, when …

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The president of the University of Central Arkansas demanded the removal of a Lady Gaga quote from a library signboard. The Torreyson Library used the Lady Gaga quote in celebration of Pride Month. Staff at the Arkansas university regularly update the signboard outside the library with news and other information. “Being gay is like glitter. …

billy porter's love yourself

Billy Porter’s ‘Love Yourself’ becomes the latest track released for Pride month. “Always remember who you are…” he starts off a capella before launching into the boppy, upbeat track. “I’m thrilled to be spreading the message of self-love to my community whose humanity and worth have been up for legislation for way too long,” Billy …

Queens Ball Brisbane Brisbane Pride Festival

Brisbane Pride Festival took the Queens Ball Brisbane back to its roots Saturday night with a thoroughly modern interpretation of where it all started. Back in the early 60s, gay, lesbian, transgender, First Nations, immigrant and other LGBTIQ people and allies came together in a carefree and joyous celebration of diversity, resilience and camp. And …

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2019 saw the most fiercely contested competition ever for Brisbane Pride’s 58th Annual Queens  Ball Awards with a record number of votes received. Additionally, as few as 3 votes separated the winners in some categories. This year also saw the Queens Ball sell out with a full house in attendance including special guests from local, …

King of latin pop Ricky Martin Vetoes religious freedoms bill

A ‘Religious Freedoms’ bill passed by the House of Representatives in Puerto Rico Tuesday will not proceed. Following the passing, the King of Latin Pop, Ricky Martin, intervened with an open letter condemning the measure. The Governor of Puerto Rico then asked legislators to halt the bill. The legislation allowed discrimination against LGBTIQ people for …

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