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