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Editorial: 58th Annual Queens Ball in Brisbane

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Brisbane’s LGBTIQ+ community gathered at the rainbow-illuminated Brisbane City Hall on Saturday night for the 60th annual Queens Ball. In addition to sensational entertainment, the Diamond Jubilee Extravaganza also included the 2021 Queens Ball Awards to honour individuals and groups for their community contributions. Click here to see all the photos from the 2021 Queens …

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The 800 attendees at the historic Diamond Jubilee Extravaganza 60th Annual Queens Ball will all receive a copy of The Queens Ball by Bill Rutkin OAM, Destiny Rogers and Laurie James Deane (Dame Sybil von Thorndyke). Balcony seating is still available for the event at Brisbane City Hall this Saturday night. The Queens Ball tells …

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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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Brisbane Pride is accepting nominations for this year’s Queens Ball Awards, to be handed out at the event’s 60th anniversary year. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. This year the gala event is returning to Brisbane City Hall on June 19 for its Diamond Jubilee. Each year, the Ball …

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The Queens Ball book, launched as a PDF on Saturday, documents the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ+ event in the world. Proceeds from book sales will fund an annual award in honour of Brisbane Queens Ball founder, Dame Sybil von Thorndyke. Scroll down for purchase link Publisher Bill Rutkin OAM said the book will go into print …

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Smiling postie by day, legendary Brisbane drag queen by night, Gene Saint lived a long full life. The elder of Brisbane’s Rainbow community passed away peacefully last week aged almost 93. I met Gene in the early 70s at one of Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke’s annual Queen’s Birthday Balls. I thereafter received invitations to his …

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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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The Australian LGBTIQ history timeline of the twentieth century begins with male homosexuality prosecuted as a criminal act in every jurisdiction of the newly federated Commonwealth. However, the last 30 years of the century saw every one of those laws consigned to history. While the law only explicitly criminalised male homosexuality, all members of the …

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