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Newly-formed Ipswich Pride group marches for the first time

Members of the newly-formed Ipswich Pride group have travelled to Brisbane to make their big debut in the capital city’s Pride March. The Brisbane Pride Festival’s annual March and Fair Day went ahead on Saturday, October 30. Thousands turned out to march along Brunswick Street in Brisbane, and more than 3600 people attended this year’s …

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Pride WA is taking a stand against corporate ‘queerwashing’

Pride WA has said they won’t allow Western Australian businesses that fail to support their LGBTIQ employees to sponsor their Pride events, in a new policy tackling “queerwashing”. The group’s leaders made the “bold and risky” declaration this week in an open letter to businesses ahead of their upcoming November festival. They write, “The war …

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‘Tragic accident’: One killed in truck smash at Pride parade

A reveller has died after a truck plowed through participants at a Florida Pride parade in what police confirmed was a tragic accident and not an intentional act. The annual Stonewall Pride parade in Wilton Manors in South Florida was about to begin on Saturday evening when the smash occurred. The driver of a pickup …

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Pride in Protest want police banned from Midsumma Pride March

Hundreds have signed an open letter from activist group Pride in Protest calling on Melbourne’s Midsumma to ban police officers and correctional officers from the city’s annual Pride March. The Midsumma Pride March 2021 kicks off this Sunday morning in St Kilda (May 23), as part of the annual LGBTIQ festival in Victoria. A contingent …

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Fifteen regional groups to unite for ‘Pride-solation’ livestream

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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Tasmania celebrates biggest turn out ever for TasPride

Earlier this weekend, 1,100 marchers took to the streets of Hobart to celebrate the 16th annual TasPride Festival parade. The marchers mustered in North Hobart, then waved rainbow flags on a parade route that wound into oak-lined Franklin Square in the city centre. A rainbow flag flying proudly from Hobart Town Hall signified the end …

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Another great idea from Daylesford’s ChillOut

First, they told us about their attempt to break the record for the world’s largest human rainbow. Now ChillOut Festival wants to smash the world record for the Longest Line of Dancing Drag Queens. If that’s not enough, they want those drag queens dressed as Dolly Parton. Now, we have no idea what the record …

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Woman arrested after homophobic abuse at pride parade

Police have made an arrest after a woman hurled homophobic abuse at a London pride parade. Twitter user Yusuf Patel posted video of the incident, showing a woman wearing a niqab yelling at people, including one man draped in a rainbow flag. In the video, the woman shouts, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam …

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Fiji’s LGBTIQ Community Celebrated Its First Pride Parade

Fiji’s LGBTIQ community has made history with what local activists say is the country’s very first pride parade. Local LGBTIQ group Rainbow Pride Foundation organised the event, held on this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBT), on Thursday last week. The group decided to hold the parade in Fiji’s second biggest city, …

Pride Toronto bans uniformed police from marching in parade

Pride Toronto has voted to no longer allow uniformed police officers to have a float or march in the city’s pride parade. At Pride Toronto’s Annual General Meeting earlier this week, a majority of the organisation’s members voted in favour of a list of demands made by the local branch of anti-racism activist group Black …