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Vote for now for the Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards

Voting is now open for the 54th Annual Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards!

The 54th Annual Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards is one of the longest running LGBTIQ events in the world and, since 2009, has been held under the direction of the Brisbane Pride Festival.  The Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards recognise individuals, organisations and events for outstanding achievements within the LGBTIQ community.

All you need to do to be able to vote is to provide an email address to vote below. After your provide an email address you will then be redirected to the voting page.  After you have completed voting, press “Finish Survey” at the bottom of the page.  A confirmation link will then be sent to this email address you provided. You must click on the link in that confirmation email for your vote to count. Voting will close on Friday 5 June at 5pm.

2015 Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards

image1The 54th Annual Queens Ball, to be held on Sunday 7 June 2105,  promises to be a groovy blast from the past. In honour of our 54th year, we’ll be recreating the famous New York nightclub Studio 54.This year’s event starts at 7 pm and  features a sit down two-course meal, four-hour beverage package, an opening show featuring many of Brisbane’s best drag artists, a live band, a special surprise guest  and, of course, the presentation of awards for outstanding achievements in the LGBTIQ community.

VIP ticket holders are invited to an exclusive hour-long function in the foyer of Brisbane City Hall from 6 pm. Here, you’ll be greeted with canapés, pre-dinner drinks and roving entertainment.

Prices start from $110 per ticket with discounts for tables of ten. Our  Brisbane Pride member’s pre-sale  commenced Wednesday, 6 May 2015 and will continue until midday, Saturday 9 May.  Existing member’s will receive an email with an exclusive member’s password enabling them to purchase their tickets. For those who wish to take advantage of the pre-sale and member’s discounts for this and other premier Brisbane Pride events throughout the year, you can still become a member.

It’s your chance to be part of one of the longest running LGBTIQ events in the world.

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Also, over the past few weeks the community had the opportunity to nominate individuals, organisations, venues and events for the 54th Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards.  This week the Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards Nominating Committee met to consider the nominations and decide on the finalists in each category. The process is set out in the Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards Policy and Procedure.  This year the Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards Nominating Committee consisted of Peter Black, Shaz Gerchow, Damien Doonan, Roz Dickson and Max Mack.

Voting will open for the 54th annual Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards on Friday 22 May at 5pm.  This year, the Brisbane Pride Festival management committee has decided to give all the nominated finalists the opportunity to have a brief description of no more than 140 characters and/or a link to a website or Facebook page included on the voting page.  If a finalist wishes to have a brief description of no more than 140 characters and/or a link to a website or Facebook page included on the voting page, they need to submit that information by email to president@brisbanepride.org.au by Wednesday 20 May at 5pm.

You can find out who the finalists are for the 54th annual Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards here.

Queen’s Ball Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for Queen’s Ball are now open. Jump online and nominate by 9pm, Friday 8 May 2015.

Brisbane Pride’s Annual Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards to be held on Sunday 7 June 2015, returns to the majestically domed Main Auditorium at Brisbane City Hall. In honour of our 54th Queen’s Ball we are bringing the legendary New York nightclub Studio 54 to life. Starting at 7pm, the night features a sit down two-course meal, four-hour beverage package and, of course, the presentation of awards for outstanding achievements in the LGBTIQ community.

VIP ticket holders are invited to an exclusive hour-long function in Brisbane City Hall from 6 pm for canapés, pre-dinner drinks, lucky door prizes and sensational roving entertainment. The night also features Studio 54 Megadrag, a live band and guest DJ.

Prices start from $110 per ticket and discounts for tables of ten apply. Once again, Brisbane Pride are offering a member’s pre-sale. Existing members will receive an email with an exclusive member’s password enabling them to purchase tickets before they go on general sale.  Become a member to take advantage of the presale, which commenced on 6 May and will finish at midday on Saturday, when tickets will go on general sale.

Grab your chance to be part of one of the longest running LGBTIQ events in the world!!

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Brisbane Pride Festival Comedy Gala

Brisbane Pride Festival Comedy Gala

Brisbane Pride Festival Comedy Gala

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to laugh your way to do-gooder status on a special Valentine’s Day perfect date night!

A dream team of stand-up comics, drag artists and comedy performers unite for this spectacular Comedy Gala to raise funds for Brisbane Pride Festival.

Leading the laughathon will be international comedy superstar CHARLIE HIDES, most celebrated for his hysterical parody based skit comedy CHARLIE HIDES TV.  He is famous for impersonating everyone from Cher to Madonna, Gaga and many more, his sometimes irreverent and over-the-top impersonations will have you laughing all the way to the bar.  Check out more here.

Also Staring:

  • the Host With the Most,  SONNY SPELLS (aka Blair Martin);
  • LEIGH BUCHANAN from The Devil Wears Leigh Buchanan & Project Runway;
  • SHANIQUA T-BONE, MISS SYNTHETIQUE, VOLLIE LA VONT, TINA BIKKI, TARA MOORE & SABLE BLAQUE in The Twisted Wizard of Briz-OZ.
  • JENNIFER BURKE, the Queensland Raw Comedy State Winner;
  • TRASEY CHAMBERS, the Queen of Country Parody; and the
  • UKULELE SISTERS, the Naughty Nuns of Wet Beaver Creek

More to be announced soon.

Bookings are essential.  Book online here.  There is Cabaret Table seating and stalls.

The Brisbane Pride Festival Comedy Gala is raising money for the Brisbane Pride Festival and the Kal Collins Memorial Fund, with the generous support of Melt Queer Festival and the Brisbane Powerhouse.