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2021 LGBTIQ+ Award

All The Queens Men is a leading creative voice within LGBTIQ+ communities, where its commitment to equity, connection and social justice finds expression through projects such as The Coming Back Out Ball, LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club and Digital Dance Club.

People dancing at an All The Queens Men event.

​Since 2017, the Coming Back Out BallOpens in new tab has addressed social isolation, ageism, homophobia and transphobia by celebrating Melbourne’s LGBTIQ+ elders.

The Coming Out Ball has wowed audiences with performances by acclaimed artists including the world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2019.

The project has attracted international attention, with a media campaign reaching more than 10 million and reviews in the New York Times and the Guardian, showcasing our city as a world leader in championing the social rights of ageing LGBTIQ+ people.

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our acknowledgement

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  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.