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Community calls for end to LGBTI discrimination on religious grounds

Community calls for end to LGBTI discrimination on religious grounds

Politicians, entertainers, activists and religious leaders have come together to draw attention to the wide range of Australians who do not want to see new religious freedom laws implemented in Australia fearing it will lead to an increase in discrimination against LGBTI people. Comedian Tom Ballard, journalist Helen Razer, PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent and the […]

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Revisit the beginnings of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with ‘Riot’

Revisit the beginnings of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with ‘Riot’

The highly anticipated Australian telemovie Riot will screen on ABC and ABC iview next month. Starring an outstanding line up of Australian talent, headlined by Damon Herriman, Kate Box, Xavier Samuel and Jessica de Gouw, Riot shines a spotlight on Australia’s 1970s Gay Rights Movement and the passionate individuals who were unwavering in their fight for decriminalisation, recognition and […]

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Mardi Gras defends limited number of party tickets given to 78ers

Mardi Gras defends limited number of party tickets given to 78ers

The Mardi Gras party is always one of the biggest shindigs of the year. In 2018 as the community marks the 40th anniversary of the protest march that founded the event, and the achievement of marriage equality, the celebrations are likely to measure on the Richter scale. The organisers of the event are facing criticism […]

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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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New South Wales apologises to original Mardi Gras protesters

New South Wales apologises to original Mardi Gras protesters

The State Parliament of New South Wales have issued an official apology to the 53 protesters who were arrested at the very first Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. Colloquially known as ‘The 78ers’, the group were marching to protest laws against homosexuality and sodomy which sadly resulted in physical abuse and arrest […]

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