Celebrating ‘Home Grown Pride’ in Tasmania

TasPride editorialCelebrating the depth and diversity of the talent in Tasmania’s GLBTIQ community, the 2014 TasPride Festival with the theme ‘Home Grown Pride’, has a wide range of events in Hobart, as well as Launceston’s first-ever diversity street party.

This year, the Festival Hub has migrated to the Founders’ Room at the Salamanca Arts Centre, creating a space for everyone to enjoy, a space that is welcoming and safe for the GLBTIQ community and a space that is full of queer film, theatre, cabaret, music, dancing, and visual arts. The bar of course will be open and you will always be welcomed at the Festival Hub.

The TasPride Festival is a community festival for you, for your family, for your friends and for everyone, with events including the QTas Choir’s Queer Narratives: Story to Song; the sweet seductiveness of the Marmalade Cabaret; or spend a morning with the Wellington Wanderers.

March through Hobart’s streets and share the joy, colour and love that is the Pride Parade, or paint the town rainbow at Launceston’s first diversity street party on Saturday 8 November.

There’s barefoot bowls, dancing with TasSwing, and plenty of queer flicks including G.B.F., Out in the Line Up, Born This Way and zoe: misplaced. The Queer Quiz Night is back to mess with your minds, the Great Cake Bake Off takes place at the Farm Gate Market; and enjoy a free BBQ, games and activities for the young and the young at heart at OUT in the Park.

Organisers encourage you to be part of this fun and inclusive extravaganza and celebrate your ‘Home Grown Pride’. The 2014 TasPride runs 7 – 16 November. For more information and complete program, visit: www.taspride.com for details.