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Big Gay Day street festival returning to Brisbane this May

Brisbane’s beloved LGBTIQ+ street festival Big Gay Day will return this year to once again raise vital funds for charities.

Moving from its usual date in March, this year’s event will be held on Sunday 2 May at The Wickham Hotel in Fortitude Valley.

Big Gay Day will bring all its trademark rainbow fun to the Labour Day long weekend, allowing everyone to enjoy the festivities, live acts, and other entertainment ahead of the public holiday.

“We are thrilled to be bringing back Big Gay Day for its 21st year,” said Stuart Black, Venue Manager of The Wickham Hotel .

“The event is such a fabulous celebration with our patrons and raises so much money for charities that are very close to our heart.

“We are excited to announce the new date for 2021 and l hope this year we will raise more money than ever before.”

Last year, Big Gay Day raised $35,000 for its charity partners.

The event was reimagined in October as a complementary Little Gay Day, offering entertainment over a full weekend of celebrations to allow festival attendees to party in a socially distanced atmosphere.

Dozens of performers from musicians to drag queens donated their time to entertain and raise money for worthy community causes.

In 2021, the local charities chosen to benefit are the Queensland Council for LGBTI Healtht, Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland, Brisbane Pride, Open Doors Youth Service, LGBTI Legal Service, and QLife.

The heritage-listed Wickham Hotel is one of Brisbane’s iconic venues, welcoming community members of diverse genders and sexualities.

The hotel also hosts regular events including the Vollie and Friends live talk show on Wednesdays, Thursday Trivia, and live bands and DJ & Drag every Friday night.

This year’s Big Gay Day is set to feature an array of dazzling queer entertainers.

More details and tickets will be available soon.

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