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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.  

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Taylor Swift’s latest release this Pride month from forthcoming album Lover,  celebrates Pride and mocks homophobia. Taylor Swift’s anti-homophobia song is called ‘You Need To Calm Down’. It’ the second track off the album.  Ellen DeGeneres, Hayley Kiyoko, RuPaul, Dexter Mayfield, Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall and the Queer Eye Fab Five …

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Organisers of a proposed ‘Straight Pride Parade’ in Boston, Massachusetts, this weekend replaced their reluctant mascot, Brad Pitt, with Milo Yiannopoulos. As a result of Pitt complaining about the unauthorised use of his name and likeness, organisers posted an announcement to their website. “Due to a scheduling conflict, our former mascot is no longer available. …

Bhutan lgbtiq rights decriminalisation

The landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan  became the latest country to move positively on LGBTIQ rights this week. The small country follows the lead of neighbouring India where the Supreme Court ordered the decriminalisation of homosexuality last year. The Bhutanese Finance Minister, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, introduced the legislation into Bhutan’s National Assembly. There, legislators voted …

luminous lantern parade rainbow hub

Up to 20,000 people flocked to the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade held at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands last night to celebrate diversity. Marching in the parade for the first time in 2019, the Rainbow Hub. Brisbane’s Rainbow Hub offers international queer students in Brisbane a safe space to celebrate identity and diversity without discrimination or judgement. …

Queens Ball Awards

Saturday 15th June sees the celebration of the 58th Annual Queens Ball Awards, the longest continuous running LGBTIQ event in the world! In 2019, the event again returns to Brisbane City Hall. Previously known as the Queen’s Birthday Ball, Michael James, Vice-President of Brisbane Pride Festival said the change of date for the Queen’s Birthday …

straight pride flag badge on Amazon

A UK retailer on Amazon is selling a “straight pride flag” badge, and this one is even blander than the one that went viral last year. Hornet reported that a UK retailer named Emblem-Gifts is selling their “Straight Pride LGBT Oblong Lapel Pin Badge” for £4 ($AU7.30). The pin badge features three black-and-white flag designs …

Bec Johnson Brisbane Pride Festival

Bec Johnson has been appointed the new president of the Brisbane Pride Festival, taking over from long-serving president Deeje Hancock. For over 20 years, Johnson has been an advocate for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, sistergirl and brotherboy communities locally and nationally and she is co-founder of the Indigilez Women’s Leadership and Support …

brisbane pride festival

The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced the date of its 2019 AGM. On March 19, the Brisbane Pride Festival is inviting all current members to attend their annual AGM at the Sportsman Hotel, commencing at 6:30pm. The group is inviting members of Brisbane’s LGBTIQA+ Community to submit nominations for the following positions by 5pm on …

gay traffic lights

Pedestrian lights at a Canberra intersection have been changed from a green “walking man” to walking same-sex couples, in an Australian first. The eight green pedestrian lights are located at the intersection of Cooyong Street with Lonsdale and Genge streets in the north Canberra suburb of Braddon, where queer Canberrans gathered to celebrate the “yes” …

Vandalised Rainbow Arch Replaced With New 'Unbreakable' Version

A new “unbreakable” rainbow celebrating the LGBTIQ community has been built in Poland after the previous version was destroyed by far-right groups. The dazzling rainbow display, lit up in a busy intersection in central Warsaw, bounces rainbow lights off of a curtain of water vapour and can’t be damaged. It was unveiled ahead of Warsaw’s …

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