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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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ACON shares advice for staying safe and having fun at Mardi Gras

ACON shares advice for staying safe and having fun at Mardi Gras

As Sydney prepares to celebrate the 42nd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend, ACON – NSW’s leading HIV and sexuality and gender diverse health organisation – is encouraging revellers to look after themselves and their friends during the party season. ACON Deputy CEO Karen Price says that it is important that while people […]

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Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram will launch a whole range of new features to their platforms today to allow Australians to celebrate their Pride during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Facebook and Instagram’s Your Voice Matters campaign aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and communities, empowering queer expression, and fostering safety across the platforms. Instagram will also […]

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Sam Smith joins Pabllo Vittar, Kesha & Dua Lipa at Mardi Gras

Sam Smith joins Pabllo Vittar, Kesha & Dua Lipa at Mardi Gras

Pop pioneer Sam Smith is headed to the world famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and will later join the official Mardi Gras Party with an electrifying performance on Saturday 29 February, 2020. Sam Smith has established themselves as one of the world’s most soulful voices and has topped the charts worldwide with […]

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For the first time Queer Screen will open with an Australian film

For the first time Queer Screen will open with an Australian film

Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival will open with an Australian feature for the first time in its history with the World Premiere of Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt).  Shot entirely in Sydney, the film is adapted from a play by writer-director Monica Zanetti (Sisters, Skin Deep) and features an all-star ensemble […]

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Kesha joins Dua Lipa on Mardi Gras 2020 after party lineup

Kesha joins Dua Lipa on Mardi Gras 2020 after party lineup

Pop superstar Kesha has joined the ever-growing lineup of talent taking to the main stage at the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras after party. Since 2009, Kesha has been blessing fans with dance-pop hits from Tik Tok to Blow, and her 2017 comeback ballad Praying. Last week, Kesha added a new single to her catalogue, releasing […]

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ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras award grants to 12 LGBTIQ+ groups

ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras award grants to 12 LGBTIQ+ groups

Twelve LGBTIQ+ groups across Australia will be given a total of $100,000 in funding as part of the second annual ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Community Grants program. Receiving up to $10,000 each, the twelve not-for-profit organisations will use the funding for a wide range of purposes, including education and training, community […]

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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras consider inclusive name change

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras consider inclusive name change

Australia’s largest celebration of LGBTIQ+ culture and community is considering a re-brand to represent the diversity featured within the queer community. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras addressed their membership this week, outlining concerns raised by the community over the years that the festival’s title only features the words ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’- omitting a plethora […]

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Oxford Street: An Open Letter to the Golden Mile

Oxford Street: An Open Letter to the Golden Mile

OPINION Dear Oxford Street, Thanks for another great Mardi Gras. As always, LGBTI people, our families and allies enjoyed being cheered on by your thronging crowds. But I was not a fan of the campaign run in your name by the ANZ in the lead up to Mardi Gras, the one where rainbows, unicorns, pink […]

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to bid for World Pride 2023

Equality Australia today welcomed the news that the NSW Government will provide funding to Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras to support its bid to host World Pride in 2023. Kate Wickett, Co-Chair of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, said that it would be an opportunity for Australia to showcase Sydney to the world. […]

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