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Brisbane City Hall hosts Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards 2014 in Gatsby-inspired soiree
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Brisbane City Hall hosts Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards 2014 in Gatsby-inspired soiree

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 11 June 2014 00:31 Written by // Andrew Shaw

4ZZZ Queer Radio program presenter Blair Martin received the Lifetime Achievement Award last night at Brisbane City Hall as the LGBTI community celebrated the 53rd annual Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards. 

The Great Gatsby-themed soiree, staged by the Brisbane Pride Festival, took place under the rainbow-lit dome of City Hall’s main auditorium, and organisers say they were “thrilled” with the event.

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Blair Martin (centre) with his Lifetime Achievement Award last night.

“The Queen’s Ball has come a long way since 1961, when it was held at Mount Tamborine, to the main auditorium at City Hall today,” said Brisbane Pride Festival president Peter Black.

“However, what is most pleasing is that it remains a night that acknowledges and celebrates the extraordinary diversity and achievements of our community.

“The night was only possible thanks to the support of the community, the tireless work of the Brisbane Pride Festival board, and the financial support of the Brisbane City Council, and our sponsors."

GALLERY: Queen's Birthday Ball Awards. See more photos from the night here.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY BALL 2014 AWARD WINNERS

Activist  of  the  Year: Phil  Browne
Volunteer  of  the  Year: Jaxxon  Chilli
DJ  of  the  Year: DJ  Arsee
Artist  of  the  Year: Damian  Overton
Performer  of  the  Year: Julia  Rose
Media  Personality  of  the  Year: Ruth  Gardner
Drag  Performer  of  the  Year: Mandy  Moobs
Annual  Event  of  the  Year: Big  Gay  Day
Regular  Event  of  the  Year: Cheated  Hearts
Licensed  Venue  of  the  Year: Sportsman  Hotel
Adult  Venue  of  the  Year: Number  29
Community  Social  Group  of  the  Year: Brisbane  Lesbian  and  Gay  Pride  Choir
Community  Support  Group  of  the  Year: Open  Doors  
Young  Achievement  Award: Tasman  Anderson
Lifetime  Achievement Award: Blair Martin

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

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