Townsville’s first gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Pride festival will take place from September 17-19.

The three-day event has been organised by the local GLBT Anti-Violence Committee and aims to celebrate the region’s close-knit community and supporters.

Festivities begin with an awards night on Friday, September 17 honouring GLBT-friendly individuals, businesses and organisations. A movie night and Pride dance party are scheduled for the Saturday, while the festival winds up with a Fair Day on Sunday, September 19. Stalls, information stands, a charity auction and dog show are some of the entertainment on offer.

If things go well, organisers hope Townsville Pride will become an annual event.

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