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Queens Ball Brisbane Brisbane Pride Festival

Brisbane Pride Festival took the Queens Ball Brisbane back to its roots Saturday night with a thoroughly modern interpretation of where it all started. Back in the early 60s, gay, lesbian, transgender, First Nations, immigrant and other LGBTIQ people and allies came together in a carefree and joyous celebration of diversity, resilience and camp. And …

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Simone Signoret Gloria Swanson Queens Ball

Queensland drag performer Simone Signoret and Gloria Swanson both died in recent months. Bill Rutkin and Peter Cotterell remember two legends of the annual Queens Ball.  Simone was an unforgettable personality, writes Bill Rutkin Kevin Deane, aka Simone Signoret, passed away a few weeks ago. Although Simone was an unforgettable and flamboyant personality, the exotic …

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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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studio 54 queens ball

Queens Ball is turning 54 this year, and what better way to celebrate than with an all out Studio 54 styled glam disco party! To be held once again in Brisbane’s City Hall, Queens Ball tickets are on sale now for the 7 June party which is the world’s longest continuously running LGBT event. Now …

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