Brisbane Pride Festival started in 1990 as a means of organising and promoting public events and activities that contribute to queer culture. The first event was held as a rally and gay pride march through the streets of Brisbane, ending with a small gathering at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.
Brisbane Pride Festival turned a corner when it was incorporated in 2002. Cementing its place as Queensland’s largest LGBTIQA+ event and attracting more than 10,000 festival- goers each September, Brisbane Pride Festival continues to grow in both size and reach.
With more than a quarter of a century of history behind it, Brisbane Pride Festival surpasses a mere celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Intersex, queer culture through the arts, sporting, community and political events – it symbolises Brisbane’s LGBTIQA+ scene coming of age.
The Pride Festival brings lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, intersex and queer people of Brisbane together. It works to educate, to build community and to strengthen the bonds that make us who we are.