Jun 10, 2024 | Local News

Gympie glows with Pride all June

Vivienne Wynter

Gympie’s LGBTIQ+ and allies community are celebrating Pride month throughout June with a film festival, a Space Girls festival, a community dance project and youth events at Headspace.

Some events are underway but there’s still plenty more to look forward to.

Headspace Gympie is running several events celebrating diversity and inclusion.

Tomorrow night, Tue 11 June, Headspace hosts a free ‘Shout’ Pride workshop for 18-25 year olds from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

There’s a second free ‘Shout’ Pride workshop at Headspace for 12-18 year olds from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on 25 June.

Check out Headspace Gympie June calendar of events here

Rehearsals for the ‘Be You’ Flash Mob community dance project start at Focus on Dance studios in Gympie on 14 June leading up to an Op Shop Prom Night and public dance event planned for the end of the month.

The theme of the community dance event is ‘Runway’ and more details on how to get ready to groove and celebrate love are here

The Gympie Pride collective are celebrating Pride month with a Rainbow Film Festival at the Gympie Cinema in Monkland St.

Details of upcoming films Shortbus (17 June) and Kinky Boots (24 June) are here

Audience members are encouraged to dress in your campest, most outrageous outfit and get your kinky boots on for the Kinky Boots screening.

There’ll be prizes for outfits and drag queens and kings to welcome you to the finale screening of Kinky Boots on 24 June.

Space Girls Festival focus on females

The Space Girls Festival presents Outer Space: an exciting and inclusive event at Headspace Gympie on Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Outer Space, founded and co-directed by Gympie fashion designer and events manager Cindy Vogels, will feature a dynamic live music program headlined by IXARAS.

Also on stage will be Ella Fence, Savannah Jones and indie pop rock band Hugo and The Hive.

Under 25 year olds can attend this all ages event for free.  Grab your tickets here

‘Space Girls Festival is dedicated to fostering a space where female empowerment and LGBTIQ+ visibility are at the forefront,’ says Cindy.

‘Outer Space aims to celebrate the rich diversity within our community, providing a platform for voices that often go unheard and creating an environment where everyone feels seen and valued.

‘This festival is more than a music event; it’s a celebration of who we are as a community.

‘By spotlighting female and LGBTIQ+ artists, we hope to inspire and empower everyone who attends, reminding them of the beauty and strength in diversity.’

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