QUEERIOSITY YOUTH FESTIVAL 2016 ROCKED IT


With more than a couple of hundred people through the doors over the course of the day this year’s Queeriosity event for queer youth certainly rocked it and proved Brisbane has a goldmine of fresh talent.

The event, hosted by the Open Doors Youth Service, showcased some amazing up and coming performers and drag stars on stage. The gay police officers and LGBTI liaison officers hit a note with the many young people who were keen to get their photo with them. Click here to see photos from the day.

QUEERIOSITY 2016 (16) - Dykes On Bikes BrisbaneThe Dykes on Bikes cooked up a free BBQ. The group have a long tradition of supporting Open Doors and have actively fundraised tens of thousands of dollars over the years in support.

One of the day’s highlights was young up and coming rock band Strangers In Time, who pumped out tunes to get the whole joint rocking, shaking the walls of the Holy Trinity Church in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. This band has some serious talent and if today’s performance is any indication they have the potential to forge a serious career. Their lead singer has charisma, all the moves and a voice to match. The crowd reacted in appreciation with applause and hoots.

QUEERIOSITY 2016 (28) - Queensland Police LiaisonOpen Doors should be proud of their achievements this year and of course they would like to thank the volunteer crew that helped make the event possible.

Open Doors is a youth support service for our community. They’re partly government-funded but also rely on donations. If any young people would like to be a part of their drop-in sessions or use their services they are available in Fortitude Valley. Click here to visit their website.