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On This Gay Day: Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was born  The first Mardi Gras 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, […]

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Broome Pride postponed due to Kimberley Covid-19 outbreak

Broome Pride postponed due to Kimberley Covid-19 outbreak

Broome Pride have announced that the 2022 Broome Mardi Gras ‘Bigger, Brighter, Prouder’ events will be postponed due to the emerging Covid situation in Broome and the wider Kimberley. Organisers say they are disappointed that they have to delay the popular event but the Broome Mardi Gras will be rescheduled for another date later in […]

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Christian Wilkins dresses to impress at Mardi Gras Fair Day

Actor and socialite Christian Wilkins headed to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ Fairday over the weekend, catching people’s attention in a soft pink outfit. Fair Day kicked off the Mardi Gras Festival, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community by putting an all-day spotlight on its culture defying artists, musicians and organisations that continue to drive the Pride movement forward. Wilkins hosted […]

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Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

As Sydney prepares to celebrate the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, LGBTQ health advocates are reminding revellers to look after their health, safety and wellbeing during the party season, especially in relation to HIV, sexual health, the use of alcohol and other drugs, consent and COVID-19. ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, […]

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ABC announce their presenter team for Mardi Gras 2022

ABC announce their presenter team for Mardi Gras 2022

The ABC has announced a diverse and talented family of presenters will host the 44th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in an unforgettable evening celebrating community and pride, live from the Sydney Cricket Ground. TV journalist and presenter Hamish Macdonald will be joined by ABCQueer’s Mon Schafter and comedian Steven Oliver in anchoring the parade. […]

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Teena McQueen: The Mardi Gras only goes up Oxford Street

Teena McQueen: The Mardi Gras only goes up Oxford Street

Liberal party Vice President Teena McQueen has called on the party to back conservative members over moderates in seats which have not yet locked in candidates for the upcoming federal election. McQueen’s message to party members focused in on support for LGBTIQA+ people. “The lefties in the party have to understand that the Mardi Gras […]

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The broadcast of Sydney Mardi Gras is moving to the ABC

The broadcast of Sydney Mardi Gras is moving to the ABC

The broadcast of Mardi Gras is moving from SBS to a new home at the ABC. SBS has been the event’s broadcast partner since 2014 but in 2022 it’s going to have a new home at the National Broadcaster under a three year deal. The ABC will also be the broadcaster for World Pride when […]

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Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras returns to Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras returns to Sydney Cricket Ground

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be returning to the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2022 due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19. Organisers have locked in the dates for the 2022 celebrations with the festival running from 18th February through to the 6th March 2022. The iconic parade will take place on Saturday […]

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Sydney man jailed for 20 months over Mardi Gras night assaults

Sydney man jailed for 20 months over Mardi Gras night assaults

Sydney man, Jesse Mackenzie, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison over the bashing of two teenage girls that occurred on the night of the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The 29 year-old man was one of three men charged over the incident. He pleaded guilty to affray according to the ABC. […]

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Mardi Gras deliver almost $250,000 to LGBTQIA+ community through grants

Mardi Gras deliver almost $250,000 to LGBTQIA+ community through grants

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have delivered almost a quarter of a million dollars to Australia’s LGBTQIA+ communities this year, working in partnership with various organisations. Through the ANZ Community Grants, Google Parade Grants and Facebook Australia’s Parade Viewing Grants, $242,000 was invested in LGBTQIA+ groups and individuals, with another $5,000 donated to The […]

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