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Castlemaine Pride

Castlemaine Pride releases 2024 program

Castlemaine Pride is returning for the month of April, with a month-long program of celebrations and events for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.  Castlemaine Pride is a volunteer-led community group that organises the festival each year. It all began in 2018 when locals Martyn Shaddick, Sherene Clow and Marion Yates organised a Pride Picnic. The …

Parade crowd at Orange Rainbow Festival in regional NSW

NSW’s ‘colour city’ Orange just hosted its first ever Pride

Hundreds have marched through the regional New South Wales city of Orange during the “colour city’s” inaugural Rainbow Festival. The city’s first Pride event, in central west New South Wales, kicked off on Friday and hosted events over the weekend. Marchers wore bright colours and waved rainbow flags and signs for a joyful pride parade …

Orange's inaugural Rainbow Festival launched ahead of March 22 event

NSW town of Orange’s first Pride going ahead this week

The regional NSW town of Orange’s first pride festival will go ahead this week after a homophobic campaign to cancel it was defeated. The Rainbow Festival in Orange in the NSW central west will run for three days from Friday (March 22). Free LGBTQIA+ events planned include a street parade on Saturday and fair day, …

Orange's inaugural Rainbow Festival launched ahead of March 22 event

Locals rally to support Orange’s first Pride after backlash

Locals will rally to save the first Pride festival in the city of Orange in regional New South Wales after a homophobic backlash against the event. Orange’s upcoming Rainbow Festival will run for three days from March 22. Free LGBTQIA+ events planned include a street parade and fair day, to boost visibility and support the …

Moreton Bay PrideFest 2024 headliners Samantha Jade and Kween Kong

First headliners confirmed for Moreton Bay PrideFest 2024

ARIA-winning pop star Samantha Jade will headline Moreton Bay’s biggest LGBTIQA+ celebration PrideFest in June. Back by popular demand, Moreton Bay’s biggest LGBTIQA+ celebration is set to return and paint the region rainbow. Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 3,500 punters to Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine, 40 minutes from Brisbane. Now PrideFest is back …

Punters celebrate at Moreton Bay PrideFest 2023

Tickets on sale for Moreton Bay PrideFest 2024

Tickets are now on sale for Moreton Bay PrideFest, officially returning in June after a successful debut last year. Back by popular demand, Moreton Bay’s biggest LGBTIQA+ celebration is set to return and paint the city rainbow. The inaugural event last June attracted over 3,500 visitors and locals alike to Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine, …

Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill

Broken Heel Festival to celebrate Priscilla’s 30th birthday

The Broken Heel Festival is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Priscilla Queen of the Desert later this year. Three decades ago, director Stephan Elliott and actors Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce filmed parts of the iconic Australian flick at The Palace Hotel in the outback town of Broken Hill. Every year since 2015, …

Broome Mardi Gras Dance Party performers

‘Real change up here’: Broome Mardi Gras celebrates 10 years

One of Australia’s most remote pride festivals, Broome Mardi Gras, is proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary next month. Broome Pride founder Lucy Falcocchio moved to Broome in western Australia’s Kimberley region in 2009, originally just for a 12-month work contract. “You get here and you believe you’re the only gay in the village. I thought …

Midsumma Carnival

Midsumma Carnival set to open three-week queer festival

Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Midsumma Festival each year. An iconic outdoor celebration, the carnival has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. Midsumma Carnival attracts a broad attendance across age ranges and demographics, with over 120,000 people expected to attend in 2024. With over 180 stalls …

Punters at the gate of Moreton Bay PrideFest in 2023

Moreton Bay PrideFest is officially returning in 2024

Save the date! Moreton Bay’s big LGBTIQA+ celebration is officially returning in 2024 after a successful debut earlier this year. The inaugural event in June attracted over 3,500 visitors and locals alike to Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine, 40 minutes from Brisbane. Courtney Act and Paul Wheeler hosted an afternoon of live entertainment, celebration, pride, …

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