Home » Posts tagged with » sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

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

Tags: , , , , ,

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

The rainbow flag flies over Sydney as Mardi Gras begins

The rainbow flag flies over Sydney as Mardi Gras begins

Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully officially launched the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras season on Friday with the raising of the rainbow flag above Sydney’s Town Hall. The gay pride flag will fly above Sydney Town Hall throughout the Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations until Sunday 1 March. Marking the 42nd anniversary of the street march […]

Tags:

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

Here’s a party – World Pride will be in Sydney in 2023!

Here’s a party – World Pride will be in Sydney in 2023!

World Pride will be held in Sydney in 2023, Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has won the bid to host the massive event in conjunction with their regular celebrations. Members of the worldwide InterPride network of Pride organisations voted between Sydney, Montreal and Houston as the host city for World Pride 2023. Australia won […]

Tags: ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

Mixed emotions as Auckland Pride bans police from marching in uniform

Mixed emotions as Auckland Pride bans police from marching in uniform

Auckland Pride has informed police that they will be banned from marching in uniform at the 2019 Pride Parade. The board of the organisation say the decision came out of extensive community consultations but there has been a significant community backlash and there were ugly scenes at a community meeting last night. Auckland Pride is […]

Tags: ,

Read More