Qld Pride

Polarised: Queering the Shot


Remember that photo of Marilyn Monroe posing over the subway grate? Or Jack Nicholson’s crazed face peering through the splintered door in The Shining? What about Tank Man standing motionless before the tanks in Tiananmen Square?

All iconic images – all instantly recognisable.

LET’S MESS WITH THEM!!! Is that a Drag Queen in a white dress I see?

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Tickets on Sale for Brisbane Pride Fair Day

Brisbane Pride Fair Day returns to New Farm Park on 20 September 2014 and is shaping up to be even better than last year. The day will kick off with the traditional Rally and March down Brunswick Street to the rainbow flowering arches of New Farm Park, where gates will open from 10:30 am.

Once again there’ll be a main and community stage featuring incredible local and national talent, Mr and Ms Pride competitions, Brisbane’s best DJs and our traditional Pet Parade.  Brisbane Pride Festival is excited to announce that Ryan Amador will also be appearing at Pride Fair Day to perform his song “Define Me” the inspiration behind this year’s Pride Festival theme  “Define Me: More Than A Label”.

Our Queer Beer tent returns, there’ll be incredible food stalls and an array of market and community stalls to delight, entertain and inform you.  

When: Saturday, 20 September 2014
Time: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Where: New Farm Park, Corner of Brunswick Street and Sydney Streets, New Farm

Members will receive free and express entry – watch for an email telling you how to download your ticket.

Prices for this year’s Fair Day:

$ 25 + p & h – Adult Fair Day Ticket + Pride Membership  

Enjoy discounts to Brisbane Pride Events, free and express entry to Fair Day and exclusive member’s offers

$20 – Adult Fair Day Ticket (Non Member)  

$15 – Concession                                                                                                 

(Pensioner Card, Senior’s Card, DVA Repatriation Health Card (Gold), Student Photo ID)

$5 – Child (6-12 years)                                                                                     

Free – Child 5 Years and under

Free – Volunteers   (If interested in volunteering, please contact drewleighton@gmail.com

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Media Partner Announced

Brisbane Pride Festival announces 2014 media partnership with Queensland Pride magazine

Brisbane Pride Festival is excited to announce that Queensland Pride is producing the ‘Pride Guide’ for the Brisbane Pride Festival 2014.

A long-time supporter of the Brisbane Pride Festival, Queensland Pride is published by Evo Media, a national media company focusing on the LGBTI market.

The new partnership will enable Brisbane Pride Festival to cement its position as the leading LGBTI cultural festival in Queensland, reaching the state’s diverse LGBTI communities with extensive and regular coverage of the 2014 festival in Queensland Pride.

Under the partnership, coverage of Brisbane Pride Festival news and events will also be featured on Queensland Pride’s digital platform, GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

Coverage of Brisbane Pride Festival will also be featured in other Evo Media state titles, including SX Magazine (Sydney), Melbourne Community Voice (Victoria) and Blaze (South Australia), further enabling Brisbane Pride Festival to reach LGBTI communities around the country.

Brisbane Pride Festival President, Peter Black, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Queensland Pride for the 2014 Brisbane Pride Festival. We look forward to delivering fantastic events this year and with Queensland Pride spreading the word, along with other Evo Media titles throughout Australia, it will help ensure the festival’s continued and growing success.”

Queensland Pride editor Andrew Shaw said the magazine was delighted to cement its ongoing and supportive role with the Brisbane Pride Festival.

“Brisbane Pride Festival, with its iconic Fair Day at New Farm Park, is building a reputation for excellence at home and interstate, and Queensland Pride is proud to be part of that progress.

“As principal media partner, we’ll be keeping our readership informed in print and online about how they can get the most out of Brisbane Pride Festival 2014.”

Brisbane Pride Festival runs throughout September, with Fair Day being held on Saturday 20 September.

For more information, contact Peter Black, President of the Brisbane Pride Festival on 0421 636 496.


To discuss advertising in Pride Guide, contact Adrian Poole, Queensland Account Manager on 421 807 541.

Queen’s Ball Winners – 2014

Brisbane Pride Festival, along with sponsors, Brisbane City Council, the Queensland Council of Unions, Robert Cavallucci MP for Brisbane Central and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Labor Senator for Queensland, Claire Moore and team, would like to congratulate the following winners of this year’s Queen’s Ball.

Activist of the Year
Phil Browne

Adult Venue of the Year
Number 29

Artist of the Year
Damian Overton

Licensed Venue of the Year
The Sportsman Hotel

Community Social Group of the Year
Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir

Young Achievement Award
Tasman Anderson

Performer of the Year
Julia Rose

Regular Event of the Year
Cheated Hearts

Volunteer of the Year
Jaxxon Chilli

Media Personality of the Year
Ruth Gardner

DJ of the Year
DJ Arsee

Annual Event of the Year
Big Gay Day

Drag Performer of the Year
Mandy Moobs

Community Support Group of the Year
Open Doors

Lifetime Achievement Award
Blair Martin

Obviously we’d also like congratulate everyone who was nominated as well as the community for making the event the marvel that it was. We hope to see you next year.