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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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Will Kylie make an appearance at Mardi Gras?

Will Kylie make an appearance at Mardi Gras?

Will Kylie Minogue be making an appearance at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras? The Mardi Gras regular has performed at the after-party several times and touched down in Sydney earlier this week ahead of her Australian tour. The tour doesn’t start until next week, so Kylie just appears to be hanging out in […]

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Patrick Abboud on why Mardi Gras is his highlight of the year

Patrick Abboud on why  Mardi Gras is his highlight of the year

SBS presenter Patrick Abboud is all ready for another Mardi Gras broadcast, this year will be his sixth year covering the event, having being part of the SBS commentary team since they began broadcasting the event. Abboud said he sees the annual gay and lesbian parade as a huge sea of love as it works […]

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New campaign to reduce substance abuse ahead of Mardi Gras

New campaign to reduce substance abuse ahead of Mardi Gras

In the lead up to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation ACON has launched a digital campaign to support revellers in managing their substance use and in reducing harms associated with drugs and alcohol. The campaign, to be rolled out across various social media platforms, highlights the effects […]

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Melbourne producer drops Mardi Gras remix of Neighbours theme song

Melbourne producer drops Mardi Gras remix of Neighbours theme song

Sydney is getting ready to celebrate their annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and one Melbourne producer has provided a particularly Australian soundtrack to this year’s celebrations. Pedestrian have pointed out that Melbourne music-maker Dariush Etemad has released a very camp Mardi Gras remix of the theme song for soap opera favourite Neighbours. Neighbours made television […]

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Narelda Jacobs joins the Mardi Gras broadcast on SBS

Narelda Jacobs joins the Mardi Gras broadcast on SBS

Perth’s own Narelda Jacobs will be heading over to SBS for just one night when she joins their coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Jacobs, who hosts Perth’s nightly news coverage, will join Joel Creasey, Zoë Coombs-Marr and Patrick Aboud for the broadcast of the annual parade. “It’s a huge privilege to host […]

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Sissy Ball: Australia’s biggest vogue ball walks back into Mardi Gras

Sissy Ball: Australia’s biggest vogue ball walks back into Mardi Gras

Australia’s largest vogue competition will be twirling back into the Mardi Gras line-up for 2019 after their sell-out debut last year. Sissy Ball will returns to Sydney’s Carriageworks to once again collaborate with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Red Bull Music for an extravaganza on the runway. Mother of the House of Slé, […]

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Stonewall and Mardi Gras: Are they still relevant?

Stonewall and Mardi Gras: Are they still relevant?

As we come to the anniversary of the Stonewall riots nearly half a century ago on the 28th of June 1969, some may well wonder is it still relevant to commemorate these events so long ago? With this date looming (and my first attendance at an Australian gay wedding) in a few days’ time, (a change from it […]

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