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Historic day for Brisbane as rainbow flag flies at City Hall

LAST UPDATED // Sunday, 17 May 2015 17:30 Written by // Andrew Shaw

It was a memorable day for Brisbane’s queer community as the rainbow flag flew for the first time at City Hall to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). 

Community supporters began with stalls, speeches and entertainment at Queens Park on George Street, before carry a giant rainbow flag through the city to City Hall.

The flag was unfurled in King George Square with a minute’s silence observed for the victims of homophobia.

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The rainbow flag at Brisbane City Hall today. Photo: Andrew Shaw

The event was organised by Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group led by activist Phil Browne, with support from community organisations and local politicians including Vicki Howard and Victoria Newton.

Story Bridge will also take on rainbow colours to commemorate IDAHOT.

More pix here.

[image top] Community members unfurl a giant rainbow flag in King George Square before holding a minute's silence for IDAHOT. Photo: A. Shaw 

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of QP [queensland pride magazine].

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