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Mardi Gras cancels several events due to COVID-19

Mardi Gras cancels several events due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to dramatically alter their program for 2021 with several popular events off the schedule. Recent updates in New South Wales relating to gatherings and dancefloors made it clear that many events you might typically see during the Mardi Gras Festival cannot proceed. The Party, Laneway, […]

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Sydney Mardi Gras 2021 to welcome 23,000 more spectators

Sydney Mardi Gras 2021 to welcome 23,000 more spectators

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced that thousands more people will be able to attend the 2021 parade, which is set to look very different due to COVID-19. The team announced in November that the 2021 parade will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to health precautions, initially releasing 23,000 tickets […]

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Police still welcome at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Police still welcome at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

A stack of proposals to ban the police, plus Liberal politicians, and reject corporate sponsors from the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras were voted down by the organisation’s members at their Annual General Meeting. An open letter from group Pride in Protest had called on the removal of police and corrective services from the […]

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ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

A range of LGBTQI+ community projects across Australia will receive grants of up to $10,000 each as part of the third annual ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras Community Grants program. The 11 not-for-profit organisations and individuals will use the funding for a wide range of community projects, including education and training, community development and creation, […]

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will look very different in 2021

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will look very different in 2021

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will look very different in 2021 due to COVID-19. Rather than the parade down Oxford Street that has run for the last 42 years, the parade will be a seated affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground with the floats making their way around the stadium. While the parade […]

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Sydney Mardi Gras is looking for the next music star

Sydney Mardi Gras is looking for the next music star

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and APRA AMCOS are on the hunt to present Australia’s next generation of queer music artists in the Express Yourself – Queer Discovery showcase series. With a joint goal of fostering emerging queer creatives, the two organisations have joined forces to feature rising music talent across three events in […]

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Khanh Ong chats about cooking, competitions, fashion and coming out

Khanh Ong chats about cooking, competitions, fashion and coming out

Khang Ong first came to national attention on the popular TV show MasterChef Australia, this year he returned for a second helping as the show brought back some of the most popular contestents who have taken part in the cooking competition over the last decade. This year Khanh drew attention to attention to the work of LGBTI […]

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Khanh Ong throws his support behind the ANZ Mardi Gras grant program

Khanh Ong throws his support behind the ANZ Mardi Gras grant program

ANZ and Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras today opened applications for their combined national LGBTIQ+ community grants program, and MasterChef favourite Khan Ong is throwing his support behind the scheme. The ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras Community Grants program aims to increase support and inclusivity for the LGBTIQ+ community nationwide by providing grants of […]

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Q&A: 78er asks Julia Gillard why she didn’t support marriage equality

Q&A: 78er asks Julia Gillard why she didn’t support marriage equality

This week’s episode of ABC’s panel discussion program Q&A was a special edition, featuring former Prime Minister Julia Gillard as the sole guest. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald, the program fielded questions from the audience that spanned Gillard’s career, with the former PM speaking about her famous misogyny speech, gender, COVID-19, Tony Abbott and more. One […]

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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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