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Festivalgoers at a Gladstone Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival event in 2022

Save the date for Gladstone’s Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival

Gladstone’s Rainbow on the Reef Pride Festival is returning bigger and better for its second year this June. The new festival started last year, and organisers say it was a huge success for the regional Queensland community. Now this June, the festival will grow from three days to an entire week of LGBTQIA+ celebration, connection …

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QC and 2Spirits at dazzling Rainbow on the Reef

The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health – QC  and 2Spirits teams recently experienced the joy of Gladstone’s first Pride celebration. The Rainbow on the Reef group, formed last year, organised the inaugural event. And what a Pride it was! Rainbow on the Reef hosted the celebrations across the weekend of June 10-12. All of us …

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New pride festival postponed after Sunshine Coast Covid cases

The inaugural Out ‘n’ Proud festival at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been postponed due to the region’s coronavirus scare. The brand new rainbow pride festival was scheduled for June 19 at Caloundra’s Kings Beach, but has now been moved to August 21. Queensland Health announced on Wednesday a Melbourne woman had tested positive …

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Big lineup for brand new Sunshine Coast LGBTIQ festival Out ‘n’ Proud

Australian DJ Tigerlily and other local talents are joining Jack Vidgen and Sheldon Riley on the lineup of the Out ‘n’ Proud festival, launching on the Sunshine Coast. The brand new festival will take over Caloundra’s Kings Beach, 90 minutes north of Brisbane, on June 19, 2021. “I’m super excited to be coming up to …

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Wanda DParke reports on Outback Mardi Gras in Cloncurry Qld

Outback Mardi Gras returned to the wild west last weekend for the second year running at Cloncurry’s Post Office Hotel.  Cloncurry is located in far west Queensland, an hour and a half east of Mt Isa. The Outback Mardi Gras evolved from the Country Crowd float at 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. …

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Brand new pride festival set to launch on the Sunshine Coast

Singer Jack Vidgen is headlining the inaugural Out ‘n’ Proud Festival, a new pride event set for Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in June. The new festival will take over Caloundra’s Kings Beach, 90 minutes north of Brisbane, on June 19, 2021. Vidgen will lead the entertainment lineup, joined by singer Sheldon Riley as well …

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Noosa’s Rainbow River Festival to celebrate Mardi Gras weekend

The annual Rainbow River Festival is returning to Noosa, with three days of events planned for the first weekend of March coinciding with Mardi Gras. Organiser Kirsty Patten said the Rainbow River festivities will run in Noosa from March 5 to 7. “The 2020 Rainbow River Festival was one of the last times Queenslanders gathered …

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Outback pub in Bob Katter’s electorate planning big Mardi Gras party

An outback pub in regional Queensland is hosting its second ever Mardi Gras party the night of the 2021 parade on March 6. The Post Office Hotel in Cloncurry hosted its first ever Mardi Gras party last year, and it was such a success they’re doing it again this year. Cloncurry, population 3000, is located …

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Rockhampton’s Oxford Street Gets Into The Mardi Gras Spirit

Residents of Oxford Street in the south-west of Rockhampton have woken up this week to find a pair of pink flamingos wearing sailor hats cuddling at the end of their street. The street’s sign has been transformed with the two brightly coloured birds ahead of this year’s Mardi Gras parade on the Sydney street of …

All aboard ‘the Love Boat’ at Noosa’s Rainbow River Festival

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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