|21 × 29.7 cm
Queens Ball: 60th Anniversary
In 1962, members of Brisbane’s ‘camp’ community decided to hold a ball. At the time homosexuality was illegal, and Queensland was renowned as the most conservative state of all. But years before Stonewall or Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a determined few friends held the first of what would become the longest-running continuous LGBTIQ event in the world, the Queens Ball. From the beginning, the Queens Ball was an inclusive and diverse event welcoming all the various tribes that would later become known as the LGBTIQ communities and their allies. This book follows the incredible history of the event, a yearly reminder and celebration of the resilience of Brisbane’s communities.