Community festivals

Below is a list of the community festivals held both here in Australia and in New Zealand.

 

Alice Pride

Alice Pride are a group of people who enjoy getting together and act as a support group for the community of Alice Springs.

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Auckland Pride Festival

A celebration of Rainbow Community culture and identity, Auckland Pride Festival will features around 70 individual events – including local and international theatre and cabaret, visual art exhibitions, live music, film and new media, literature, drag and burlesque, historic walks, youth events and workshops, sports, recreation, pets, pageants and parties!

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Bear Pride

Harbour City Bears presents the annual Bear Pride festival, this year celebrating 20 years! 

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Brisbane Pride Festival

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 March through the streets of Brisbane, ending with a small gathering at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. This day has now grown to encompass a Parade through the city streets and a huge Fair Day.

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Feast Festival

The Adelaide celebration of LGBTIQ pride has been celebrating diversity and inclusion since 1997. Feast is a major event attracting performers from all over the world.

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Glitter

Glitter is the Gold Coast City’s inaugural Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, A-sexual, Pansexual +everyone else festival being held on the magnificent Gold Coast.

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Hamilton Pride

Each year we hold a Pride Festival to TOGETHER celebrate and support the diversity of Waikato’s Rainbow community. The Festival helps build positive collective identities and self-esteem in our communities, promote pride, celebrate our diversity and bring public attention to social, legal and health issues that LGBTTIQ people still face in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Heaven Social Dance

Where do you go to kick your heels up and dance the evening away if you live out in Sydney's West? Heaven Social Dance in Northmead of course!

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MELT Arts & Culture Festival Brisbane

MELT is Brisbane’s chance to embrace hot and sunny February as Queer Month and celebrate Brisbane’s vibrant LGBTIQ community. The MELT festival has been tagged as a celebration of queer arts and culture to complete an “east coast trilogy” of LGBTI festivals in Australia and is presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Midsumma Pride Festival

Midsumma Festival, Melbourne's annual Queer Celebration, is a federation of arts and cultural events spread throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria. The festival has been held annually since 1988 and is a significant attraction on the Melbourne festival calendar.

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Pride WA

Pride WA has been an integral part of the Western Australian community since 1989.  Pride WA is committed to providing a platform by which the Pride Community can showcase their talents and continue to champion their rights and freedoms. 

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Sydney Leather Pride Association

Sydney Leather Pride came into being at the start of 1990. Its founding members were six individuals whose aims were to educate and demystify the leather / BDSM lifestyle to the general community through education and workshops, while also having lots of fun. SLPA currently runs Leather Pride week and the Inquisition Dance Party

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Sydney Pride Festival

The Sydney Pride Festival is a special time for the GLBTI community as we remember the history and celebrate the present and look forward to a day when everyone is Equal. Sydney Pride Festival is a not for profit event which supports a wide range of GLBTQ Charities, Organizations and businesses.

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Tropical Fruits

Held every year since 1988, this new years eve festival runs over four days around Lismore. Tropical Fruits is the premier GLBTIQ community group in the Northern Rivers and holds events throughout the year.

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Tropical Mardi Gras

Once a year, Cairns Tropical Pride invites visitors from around Australia and the world to join us for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland.

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