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Inclusive Rainbow Formal To Return On The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Pride Network Are planning to hold another inclusive Rainbow Formal to bring together LGBTIQ students and their friends in November. All Queensland Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to come together for a night of music, entertainment, prizes and the all-important opportunity to socialise with each other. The Pride Network …

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Sunshine Coast Gay Couple Bashed In Homophobic Attack

A Sunshine Coast gay couple have been left shaken by a vicious homophobic attack in Noosa. Joshua Dickson and his boyfriend Alex Vlasits were on their way home from a Noosa nightclub just after midnight last Saturday night. Alex leaned on Joshua for the short walk towards their Uber, but on their way through a …

Regional LGBTIQ Events

‘A Sense of Belonging’: Why Regional LGBTIQ Pride Events Are Vital

By Marjorie Blowers The Sunshine Coast Pride Network recently celebrated their 11th anniversary with a Family Fun and Fair Day at Quota Park in Nambour on the 28th of April as part of this year’s Pride Festival. The theme of the event “We are One Family”, symbolized the bringing together of our community, to celebrate …

Sunshine Coast Pride

Sunshine Coast Pride: Meet The Queen Of The Coast Melony Brests

Sunshine Coast Pride Festival hostess Melony Brests has declared this year’s Fair Day a huge success. A large crowd of locals and visitors gathered at the events’s new home at Quota Park at Nambour on Saturday for a day of entertainment and celebration of the region’s LGBTIQ community. “Personally, I think it was our best …

IFED

Sunshine Coast Rainbow Families Group To Launch This Weekend

Sunshine Coast LGBTIQ families and their allies will come together to celebrate International Family Equality Day (IFED) this weekend. It will be the new group Rainbow Families Sunshine Coast’s first official meetup, at Pioneer Park in Landsborough, on Sunday May 6 from 10am to 12pm. The group will then holding a monthly social event on …

Matty Soppa

Funeral Service For Queensland Man Matty Soppa This Friday

A funeral service for Queensland man Matty Soppa will be held this Friday on the Sunshine Coast. Matty was well-known in the Queensland LGBTIQ community, working at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel as a bartender and dancer and at Fortitude Valley men’s venue Club 29. Friends are remembering Matty as a generous volunteer who gave his time …

Here’s What’s On At The 2018 Sunshine Coast Pride Festival

This year’s Sunshine Coast Pride Festival is almost here. Organised by volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Pride Network, this year’s free Fair Day event will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Quota Park in Nambour. The Sunshine Coast Pride Festival is in its 11th year and has a theme this year of “We Are …

New Date Announced For Sunshine Coast Pride Festival 2018

Organisers have announced that this year’s Sunshine Coast Pride Festival has been rescheduled for next month. The festival, organised by volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Pride Network, was to be held in late February but had to be postponed due to bad weather. Festival organisers have rescheduled the Fair Day event for Saturday, April 28 …

Here’s Your Complete Guide To The Noosa Rainbow River Festival

Noosa will again be bringing the queens back to Queensland and turning up the volume on the post-Mardi Gras party scene with the third Noosa Rainbow River Festival this weekend. The festival is an LGBTI event open to all, running from Friday, March 16 to Sunday March 18. Partygoers will celebrate with a weekend of …

Queensland Marriage

Queensland couple’s race to altar just days after marriage equality

A Sunshine Coast woman with terminal cancer and her partner have been revealed as the first Australian same-sex couple to legally marry. The marriage between Jo Grant and Jill Kindt was held on December 15 and was allowed to proceed without the usual 30-day waiting period because Jo was terminally ill with a rare form …

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