The Brisbane Pride Choir launched its new name and a vibrant logo ahead of its 18th annual performance at Brisbane’s Pride Fair Day on 19 September.
‘We are mostly referred to as the Brisbane Pride Choir so we took the logical step to simplify our name,’ said Katherine Richardson, Choir President. ‘Our membership is completely open, whether you are gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender or intersex, queer or a straight ally. We’re always looking for new members and Pride Fair Day is a great time to meet up with people who want to be part of one of the oldest LGBTIQ groups in Brisbane.’
Since early 2014, the Choir has dedicated each and every performance to marriage equality, and has donated a significant amount to support the work of Australian Marriage Equality. ‘We have been disappointed with the slow progress by our political leaders in ending the discrimination faced by our LGBTIQ community,’ said Richardson.
For the third year running, the Brisbane Pride Choir will host an annual concert during the Pride month of September. ‘Pride does Eurovision’ is a fun night of European songs and will again be hosted at the Queensland Multicultural Centre on Friday, 25 September 2015.
Tickets for ‘Pride does Eurovision’ are $30 and $25 (conc.), and are on sale through the Choir’s website, www.blgpc.org.au. The concert will include voting for your favourite song/country and guests are encouraged to dress up, with prizes for the Euro-trashiest outfits.
The Choir is a non-auditioned group, open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and straight allies who love to sing. They rehearse each Tuesday evening at the New Farm Library meeting room, beginning at 7.30pm. The Choir has also established a youth chorus, Young Pride.
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