Brisbane Pride Festival started in 1990 as a means of organising and promoting public events and activities that contribute to queer culture.
Outside of the festival, Brisbane Pride Festival hosts regular events:
- Queen’s Ball Awards (the longest continuously running LGBTIQ+ event in the world)
- The Queer Formal,
- The Kal Collins Memorial Fund
- The Memorial Garden Ceremony in New Farm Park.
- Pride Fair Day
For 30 years, Brisbane’s LGBTIQ+ community has come together to celebrate our diversity and BPF’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 shortly after.
And we were there when we won the fight for marriage equality.
Brisbane Pride Festival is a not for profit, volunteer-based organisation.
We rely on the generosity of sponsors, partners and our community to deliver these important cultural and community-building events each year.
Brisbane Pride Festival is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all LGBTIQ+ people and communities to live well and free from all forms of discrimination.