Minister for Health Cameron Dick said there was no doubt the vote and surrounding campaign would impact the mental health of some vulnerable LGBTI people.
The Queen’s Ball Awards fell on the anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras is 1978.
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.
Despite appearing to have early support from both sides of Brisbane City Council, a petition calling for the creation of an LGBTI advisory committee was rejected yesterday as council said it already had a board to deal with the issues facing the community.
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.
A push to create a Brisbane City Council LGBTI Advisory Committee was warmly received when local advocate Phil Browne spoke directly to council earlier this week, along with an agreement to work on the possible creation of a rainbow crossing for the city.