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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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Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took over the Sydney Cricket Ground last night in a dazzling display of self-expression, proving that not even a global pandemic can stop LGBTQI+ communities rising together in pride and passion. A stadium crowd of 36,000 spectators cheered on as 5,000 marchers, from over 120 parade entries, […]

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Cast of ‘Drag Race Down Under’ to be unveiled live at Mardi Gras parade

Cast of ‘Drag Race Down Under’ to be unveiled live at Mardi Gras parade

Drag fans in Australia and New Zealand have been hanging out for our own iteration of RuPaul’s international franchise, and the reality is almost upon us! Streaming service Stan have announced that the official cast of Drag Race Down Under will be revealed this weekend at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 parade. “Mardi Gras […]

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Rita Ora, Electric Fields, Montaigne & more join Mardi Gras line-up

Rita Ora, Electric Fields, Montaigne & more join Mardi Gras line-up

International chart-topping pop star Rita Ora heads up a superstar line-up of entertainment planned for the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 6 March 2021. The UK powerhouse behind hit tracks “Anywhere” and new release “Big”, Ora will light up the Sydney Cricket Ground with her performance. Transforming the venue into […]

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Who’s marching in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?

Who’s marching in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?

The 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be a completely different presentation to previous years with COVID-19 restrictions seeing the event relocated from it’s traditional promenade up Oxford Street to being a sit-down affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground. While many people from Western Australia who usually make the pilgrimage to the east […]

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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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