Cemented as Queensland’s premier LGBTIQA+ event, Brisbane Pride Festival is the third largest in Australia behind only Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival.
And it’s in your own backyard!
A month-long celebration of all things LGBTIQA+, Brisbane Pride Festival plays hosts to dozens of events across September each year.
For 27 years, Brisbane’s LGBTIQA+ community has come together to celebrate our diversity and Brisbane Pride’s history runs deep within the hearts and minds of Queenslanders.
We were there and fighting when the HIV/AIDS epidemic saw unparalleled homophobia hurled at our community. We were there for the fight for our relationships to be legally recognised as de facto. We were there when homosexuality was finally decriminalised in Queensland.
We were there when Civil Partnerships were introduced and when they were taken away only to be given back again.
We were there for the fight for the equal age of consent and expungement of convictions for gay sex.
And we are here for the fight for the remainder of our rights – marriage equality, trans rights, surrogacy rights, adoption… we have a long way to go!