TasPride Festival set to light up Tasmania

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Tasmania's biggest annual celebration for the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Intersex (GLBTI) community takes places from next Saturday October 29 until Sunday November 6, with a fantastic array of events happening right across the island.

Social activities, new friendships and raising awareness are the priorities for organisers of the TasPride Festival, which in 2011 takes to the streets of Hobart for the first time ever – in the parade down Murray St to Parliament House lawns on November 5.

TasPride Festival gives members of the GLBTI community locally, interstate and around the world a chance to enjoy a diverse itinerary of entertainment.

Major performances include UK diva Dolly Diamond's one-woman show More Than A Woman, along with appearances by Scott Brennan, Adam Hill and an acclaimed comedy show by Toby Sullivan.

The island state is a unique destination full of natural and cultural highlights all year round, but during the TasPride Festival it will be even more exciting.

This year's program guide will include tour options, sample itineraries, gay-friendly accommodation listings and special offers for GLBTI visitors.

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