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Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march




The first march took place on this day, Saturday 24 June in 1978, and it was met with unexpected police violence. What is known known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, began its life as Sydney’s contribution to the international Gay Solidarity Celebrations, an event that had grown up as a result of […]

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Perth Comedy Festival: Rhys Nicholson loves an ironic cheese toastie

Perth Comedy Festival: Rhys Nicholson loves an ironic cheese toastie




The hilarious Rhys Nicholson returns to Perth after two successful Fringe World runs with his latest full-length show, I’m Fine. Having toured the world with his unique brand of comedy, and appearing multiple times on Australian TV, the comedian has formed a strong bond with his fellow queer comics (and jokes they have formed a […]

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Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”

Abetz suggests gay people can turn to “heterosexual relationships”




Conservative Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has said he wants to see balance from the media when it comes to reporting on people in “gay relationships who then go on into heterosexual relationships.” Speaking to Sky News’ Samantha Maiden, Abetz was asked if he personally believes that “gays and lesbians can pull up their bootstraps and show a […]

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Perth Pythons triumph at inaugural Mardi Gras Hockey Tournament 

Perth Pythons triumph at inaugural Mardi Gras Hockey Tournament 




Now when one thinks of Sydney Mardi Gras, they usually think of the glamtastic glitterbomb festivities that occupy Oxford Street throughout the weekend. 2017 however, saw the welcome addition of Mardi Gras’ first ever Hockey Tournament, generously organized by the Sydney LGBTQI Hockey Team, the Bentstix. The tour, which took place over the 2nd and […]

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Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras

Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras




The Australian Embassy is teaming up with city officials in Hanoi to bring the South East Asian capital it’s first Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebrations will run through February and March as the Sydney festival does, celebrating Australian, Vietnamese and LGBTIQ culture. Australia’s ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick told SBS celebrating and promoting equality is […]

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The Prime Minister won’t be going to Mardi Gras

The Prime Minister won’t be going to Mardi Gras




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will not be attending Mardi Gras this weekend. Declaring he has “other matters” to attend to interstate, Turnbull will not be able to make it down to this year’s celebrations which are held in his electorate of Wentworth. Last year Turnbull made history as the first sitting Prime Minister to attend […]

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Tegan and Sara cancel Australian tour and Mardi Gras appearance




Tegan and Sara have canceled their Australian tour just days before it was due to commence. Originally set to return to Australia next week for shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, to promote their 8th studio album Love You To Death the Canadian duo were advised by their GP to postpone the tour after […]

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Top tips for getting the most out of Mardi Gras

Top tips for getting the most out of Mardi Gras




This weekend will see the fabulous Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney come to a crescendo with the epic parade down Oxford Street and massive after party at the Horton Pavilion. Psychologist Colin Longworth offers some helpful advice on how to best mentally prepare yourself for the celebrations and some tips on to make sure you […]

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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras release saucy new ad

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras release saucy new ad




Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras have released a new advertisement in support of marriage equality as the massive celebrations start winding up on the east coast. The Big Deal depicts a family around the dinner table when a son stands to make that all-too familiar announcement; he’s got a secret to share. The short film takes […]

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Sexshooters let us into the bedroom ahead of their Perth show

Sexshooters let us into the bedroom ahead of their Perth show




  London-based DJ duo David Hart and Claudio Girardi, better known as Sexshooters, are bringing their sensual sounds to Connections Nightclub this March.Known for their thrumming carnal beats, the pair are returning to Perth for a very special night at Connections Nightclub and the dancefloor is sure to get heated. David and Claudio tell OUTinPerth […]

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