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Gold Coast Pride Festival has invited everyone to join Australia’s only beach Pride March during their upcoming festival on June 4. The burgeoning festival began on Queensland’s Gold Coast last year. Now organisers have confirmed a new, even bigger lineup of events and activities coinciding with international Pride Month in June. The loud and proud …

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Gladstone’s new Rainbow on the Reef festival will celebrate three days of regional LGBTIQ+ pride in the coastal Queensland city. Rainbow on the Reef is a group based in the Gladstone region, officially established last year. They meet regularly to allow locals “to make connections, feel supported, have fun and show their pride.” Now they’ve …

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Australian Defence Force veteran and aspiring politician Heston Russell has denied a charge he allegedly punched a man at a Sydney pool party. The 36-year-old retired major is the founder of the Australian Values Party. He’s vying for a Queensland Senate seat in this weekend’s federal election. The alleged incident dates back to early January …

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A special Brisbane fundraiser has raised more than $6000 to help Lismore LGBTIQ+ group Tropical Fruits recover from devastating floods. Earlier this year, Lismore was devastated by the record-breaking flood disaster in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Tropical Fruits and its members were badly impacted. The long-running group lost everything inside their Lismore …

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The Brisbane Pride Festival committee congratulates all of the nominees and finalists for the 2022 Queens Ball Awards. Our annual awards recognise the many individuals and organisations whose efforts make our communities better places to live. The awards now, as always, continually evolve to reflect the feedback of our ever advancing LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy …

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The Queensland Parliament has voted down a motion from Katter’s Australia Party leader Rob Katter against transgender women participating in women’s sports. On Wednesday Katter put forward the motion, calling on MPs to agree “allowing biological men to play in female sport will erode the integrity of female sport” and “anyone who supports biological men …

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Brisbane Pride has revealed the nominees and opened voting for the 61st annual Queens Ball Awards this June. The Queens Ball is the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world. On June 25, the glitzy gala event will return to the Brisbane City Hall with this year’s theme “Masquerade”. And each year, the Ball’s annual …

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Gold Coast Pride Festival has confirmed their rescheduled program of events for the Coast’s own Pride Month this June. The burgeoning festival began on Queensland’s Gold Coast last year. It was to return in March, but the devastated organisers sadly had to cancel due to bad weather. Now they’ve confirmed a new, even bigger lineup …

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Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are now eligible to apply for a $1,100 grant to aid their studies. Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard sponsors the bursary, which is available to female students within the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of 36 various academic grants …

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Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has rejected an attempt by a group of Queensland Satanists to book the council’s new prayer room. Trevor Bell is from the Noosa Temple of Satan, a religious group who “revere Satan as a figure who symbolises rebellion against tyrannical or arbitrary authority.” Bell said he made a booking after …

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