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Turnbull defies critics and heads to Mardi Gras

Turnbull defies critics and heads to Mardi Gras

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ignored warnings from his own party and declared he’ll be heading to Mardi Gras as a spectator. Mr Turnbull will become the first sitting Prime minister to attend the annual gay and lesbian rights parade. He’s attended the event many times in the past as it is held in his […]

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Labor Leader Bill Shorten will attend Mardi Gras

Labor Leader Bill Shorten will attend Mardi Gras

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has announced he will attend the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade next month. Mr Shorten said he would be delighted to attend the parade with his colleagues and family. “I’m delighted to be attending this year’s Mardi Gras with my wife, Chloe, our three children, and my Labor […]

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Will the Prime Minister attend Mardi Gras?

Will the Prime Minister attend Mardi Gras?

There have been suggestions that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may become the first sitting Prime Minister to attend the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Conservative MPs within the coalition are reported to be fuming at the suggestion that the Prime Minister may attend the event. One MP has told 7 News that it would […]

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ANZ GAYTMS Return for Mardi Gras

ANZ GAYTMS Return for Mardi Gras

The ANZ ‘GAYTMs’ that gained popularity last year have returned in Sydney for Mardi Gras. This year the ‘GAYTMs’ have been customized with colourful decorations in homage to drag queens, dykes on bikes, disco dancing and dogs. Some of the GAYTMs play music when activated. One gives its users compliments. The screens have also been […]

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Magda Szubanski Signs Up for SBS Mardi Gras Broadcast

Magda Szubanski Signs Up for SBS Mardi Gras Broadcast

Magda Szubanski will be joining  Tom Ballard and Patrick Abboud to host SBS’s coverage of the 2015 Mardi Gras parade. Last year the broadcaster provided live coverage of the parade on SBS2. This year SBS will play an edited highlights of the parade on their main channel on SBS1 the day after the parade. The move to SBS1 […]

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Get Ready for Mardi Gras!

Get Ready for Mardi Gras!

Just as we’ve all caught up on lost sleep from the PrideFEST, it’s time to start getting ready for an even bigger party. The 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has just revealed it entertainment line-up. Superstar DJ David Morales tops the bill. The legendary DJ has behind some of the best ever dance […]

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Courtney Act Stars in Sydney’s Mardi Gras Tourism Campaign

Courtney Act Stars in Sydney’s Mardi Gras Tourism Campaign

Drag star Courtney Act has returned from Hollywood to Australian soil to be the face of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras tourism campaign. The performer, who first came to public attention on Australian Idol and this year became a top 3 contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, said she’s thrilled to represent the campaign. “As […]

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Sydney Celebrates with Mardi Gras

Sydney Celebrates with Mardi Gras

Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras parade and party were two events filled with spectacle and excitement this weekend. The Mardi Gras parade featured a giant puppet of Russian President Vladamir Putin, just one of five floats that referenced the struggle for LGBT rights in Russia. Pink Daleks patrolled the route threatening to exterminate homophobia, singer Delta […]

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Sydney Shines Its Sequins

Sydney Shines Its Sequins

Department stores within cooee of the handful of gay and lesbian villages around the country are in overdrive. Trollies are being filled with make up, spotlight is running short of any shiny material and there’s more hairspray polluting the air than at any other time of year. Mardi Gras in Sydney has arrived yet again. […]

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Marching Into A Brave New World

Marching Into A Brave New World

It all began with a few hundred people marching down Oxford Street in 1978. Little did those original marchers know that from a small street protest would grow one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian festivals. Thirty years later, as 10,000 participants, 150 floats and more than 300,000 spectators descended on Oxford Street, Mardi […]

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