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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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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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