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61st annual Queens Ball

All the winners from the 61st Queens Ball Awards at City Hall

The 61st annual Queens Ball Awards took place on Saturday, June 25 at Brisbane’s majestic City Hall. The Queens Ball, first held on Mount Tamborine in 1962, remains the longest-running continuous LGBTIQA+ event in the world. Record numbers attended the Ball with the largest turnout since the event’s dance party heyday in the late 80s …

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Diamond Jubilee Queens Ball Awards: cast your vote now

Voting is open now for the Diamond Jubilee Queens Ball Awards presented by Brisbane Pride. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ+ event in the world. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brisbane Pride hosted its first-ever virtual ceremony. However, on Saturday 19 June, the Ball returns to Brisbane City Hall for its …

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Voting is now open for the Queens Ball Virtual Awards 2020

Brisbane Pride has opened voting for this year’s 59th Annual Queens Ball Virtual Awards. The Queens Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world. Next month, the event will move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brisbane Pride President Rebecca Johnson told the committee determined the event must still go ahead. “For 59 …

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Queens Ball Virtual Awards, Isolation Costume Ball & more

In the early days of Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions, QNews approached the Brisbane Pride Festival Committee about the possibility that it might prove impossible to hold a Queens Ball in 2020. The committee will now host the Queens Ball Virtual Awards on 27 June. The same day will also see Global Pride. Earlier, QNews will present …

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Last chance to nominate your community heroes for the Queens Ball Awards

There are just a few days left to nominate your community heroes for an honour at this year’s 59th annual Queens Ball Awards. The long-running event will return to the Brisbane City Hall in June, and seventeen community awards are on offer this year’s ceremony, with nominations closing this Friday (April 26). The Brisbane Pride …

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Nominate your community heroes now for the 2019 Queens Ball Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, one of the world’s longest-running LGBTIQ events. The 59th annual Queens Ball Awards will be held at Brisbane City Hall on June 15, and seventeen community awards are on offer this year with nominations open until Friday, April 26. Nominations for each award can be …

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Tributes flow for Beat Megaclub founder John Hannay

John Hannay, founder of the Beat Megaclub in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, has passed away. The Beat mourned the loss of their “iconic and illustrious leader,” who sadly lost his battle with cancer, in a Facebook post on Saturday morning. “Last night at 8pm John passed peacefully away and will be missed tremendously by all of …

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New Art Award Dedicated To Queens Ball Founder Sybil Von Thorndyke

A new art award dedicated to the founder of the long-running Queens Birthday Ball event will be awarded next year. The award will be established with the proceeds of an upcoming book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s Queen’s Birthday Ball, the world’s longest running LGBTIQ event. It will be known as the QBB Founder’s Award, …

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