Traditional elders will also exchange the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags with the rainbow flag in a symbolic gesture representing deep mutual respect.
A giant rainbow flag was also held up by the crowd during a minute of silence for victims of homophobic and transphobic violence.
In a first for Queensland politics, candidates for Brisbane City Council’s upcoming election responded to a survey addressing LGBTI issues facing the city’s diverse community.
We kick off our coverage of the March elections for City of Brisbane, Australia’s largest local government, with a wrap up of all the LGBTI-specific commitments already made by the major parties and players.
Representatives from across the LGBTI community agree that the first LGBTI roundtable with a Queensland government in five years was a productive start to a reinvigorated relationship.
David Alexander speaks to one of Brisbane’s LGBTI liaison police officers about his time marching in this year’s historic Brisbane Pride Festival, being an openly gay officer in the Queensland Police and the work being done by its LGBTI Liaison Program.
Brisbane Pride Festival celebrated one hell of a 25th birthday party over the weekend. It witnessed several firsts, including the highest level of political representation and support ever, the involvement of uniformed emergency service officers, record crowd numbers, and a surprise appearance from Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Continuing to mark a year of milestones, the Brisbane Pride Festival rally and march will be opened and led by the state’s Deputy Premier and Brisbane Lord Mayor for the first time in its 25-year history.
Brisbane’s first rainbow bus celebrating LGBTI diversity has been unveiled in the lead up to Brisbane Pride Festival, which will also see uniformed Queensland Ambulances officers joining their police counterparts to march for the first time.