Events across the October long weekend
Little Gay Day at The Wickham is back for 2020 and this year, the event will be celebrated across an entire weekend! Kicking off on Friday, 2nd October and running until Sunday, 4th October, the much-loved event will open its doors to customers to raise money for six charities, which include Australian Transgender Support Association Qld, Brisbane Pride Festival, Diverse Voices, LGBTI Legal Service, Queensland AIDS Council and Open Doors Youth Service Inc.
The Wickham Hotel made the decision to extend the annual event across the three days of the October long weekend to allow everyone to enjoy the fun in a socially distanced atmosphere.
Entrance to Little Gay Day will be via a gold coin donation and there will be over 35 LGBTQIA+ musicians, drag queens and performers keeping customers entertained by kindly donating their time and showcasing their talents.
Brisbane drag icons including Vollie La Vont, Tina Bikki, Jana Michelle and The Voice AU star Ellen Reed will be making appearances across the weekend, firm favourites within the LGBTQIA+ community.
After the success of its sister event Big Gay Day earlier this year – raising $35,000 – the venue is excited to be able to continue to host this smaller event in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and its associated charities.
“We are thrilled to once again be able to celebrate Little Gay Day with our patrons and help raise money for these charities that are very close to our heart,” said Stuart Black, The Wickham Hotel Venue Manager.
“The decision to extend the day to a whole weekend allows us to ensure all of our customers feel safe and adhere to social distancing whilst enjoying the incredible entertainment on offer.
“Last year Little Gay Day raised over $2,000 and we hope that this year we can achieve even more.”
With lucky door prizes, games and raffles, as well as passes to the Rainbow Retrospective film screenings in partnership with Dendy Cinema in Coorparoo all up for grabs, a record amount is expected to be raised.
Cashless payments, social distancing measures and extra cleaning have been implemented to keep customers, entertainers and The Wickham team safe.
The Wickham Hotel looks forward to welcoming customers to celebrate Little Gay Day 2020.
Festivities take place Friday, 2 Oct: 5pm till 12am; Saturday 3 Oct: 5pm till 12am; Sunday, 4 Oct: 4pm till 12am.
308 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
07 3051 7621