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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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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Looking back, remembering Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

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 that had grown up as a result of […]

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Perth Comedy Festival: Rhys Nicholson loves an ironic cheese toastie

Perth Comedy Festival: Rhys Nicholson loves an ironic cheese toastie

The hilarious Rhys Nicholson returns to Perth after two successful Fringe World runs with his latest full-length show, I’m Fine. Having toured the world with his unique brand of comedy, and appearing multiple times on Australian TV, the comedian has formed a strong bond with his fellow queer comics (and jokes they have formed a […]

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Perth Pythons triumph at inaugural Mardi Gras Hockey Tournament 

Perth Pythons triumph at inaugural Mardi Gras Hockey Tournament 

Now when one thinks of Sydney Mardi Gras, they usually think of the glamtastic glitterbomb festivities that occupy Oxford Street throughout the weekend. 2017 however, saw the welcome addition of Mardi Gras’ first ever Hockey Tournament, generously organized by the Sydney LGBTQI Hockey Team, the Bentstix. The tour, which took place over the 2nd and […]

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Panti Bliss is on Top of the World

Panti Bliss is on Top of the World

Irish drag queen Panti Bliss is a woman of many talents. In an Irish political scandal some refer to as ‘Pantigate’, the performer spoke out about homophobia, asserting that journalists and organisations campaigning against LGBT rights were in essence homophobic. Following the resulting controversy,. Panti was invited to Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to give a speech […]

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