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Beat Megaclub owner John Hannay Queens Ball Awards

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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Queens Ball History

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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Aunty Dawn

Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. At the ceremony at …

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Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have called for community members to contribute their photos and recollections. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year …

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Trans Activist Queen's Ball Brisbane Pride

, over the decades the event has evolved to become the pinnacle event in the Brisbane LGBTIQ calendar. This year, the Queen’s Ball returns to Brisbane City Hall on June 16, and two vocal and influential trans/non-binary activists will host on the main stage at this year’s event. Nevo Zisin (pictured above left), the non-binary …

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2018 Queen's Ball Awards

The nominees of this year’s Queens Ball Awards have been unveiled. This year’s seventeen awards recognise individuals, organisations and events for their outstanding contributions to the LGBTIQ community and will be presented during the 57th Annual Queen’s Ball event in Brisbane. The event will be held at Brisbane City Hall on June 16, and voting …

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Queens Birthday Ball

The authors of a new book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s long-running Queens Birthday Ball have asked for community contributions. After its humble beginnings at a house in Mt Tamborine, the Queens Birthday Ball has become the longest-running continuous gay event in the world, held in Queensland every year since 1962. Involved in the book’s …

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Queens Ball Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, one of the world’s longest-running LGBTIQ events. The 57th Annual Queens Ball Awards will be held at Brisbane City Hall on June 16. Seventeen community awards are on offer this year, and nominations are open until Friday, May 11. Nominations for the awards can be …

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