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44th Sydney Mardi Gras parade lights up the Sydney Cricket Ground

The Sydney Cricket Ground was awash in a vibrant display of pride and self-expression last night (Saturday 5 March) as the iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade united LGBTQIA+ communities from all over Australia. A stadium crowd of 40,000 spectators cheered on as 5,800 marchers, from over 160 parade entries, marched onto the […]

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Join in the 44th Sydney Mardi Gras parade on ABC this weekend

Join in the 44th Sydney Mardi Gras parade on ABC this weekend

Sydney Mardi Gras is about to kick into full swing, with the program’s main events lighting up Sydney this weekend. The 44th annual (sold-out) parade will be bringing LGBTQIA+ communities together to fly their flags at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), led by 78ers, First Nations communities and Dykes on Bikes. The parade will also […]

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Hannah Gadsby, Sydney Mardi Gras & more win at AACTA awards

Hannah Gadsby, Sydney Mardi Gras & more win at AACTA awards

The best and brightest in Australian film & TV talent have been honoured at this week’s Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) awards. The Newsreader led the pack for television awards with five AACTAs, including acting wins for Anna Torv and William McInnes, while the controversial Nitram took out the major categories for film, including Best […]

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The broadcast of Sydney Mardi Gras is moving to the ABC

The broadcast of Sydney Mardi Gras is moving to the ABC

The broadcast of Mardi Gras is moving from SBS to a new home at the ABC. SBS has been the event’s broadcast partner since 2014 but in 2022 it’s going to have a new home at the National Broadcaster under a three year deal. The ABC will also be the broadcaster for World Pride when […]

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Around Australia street art murals are celebrating Mardi Gras

Around Australia street art murals are celebrating Mardi Gras

Five street art installations have appeared across Australia ahead of this weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations including a new mural of Perth’s own Troye Sivan. The street art murals are popping up in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne, and highlight each city’s local ‘Rising Heroes’ from the queer community on Instagram. Instagram has partnered with […]

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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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Under Construction: DJ Grind makes Perth debut at Connections this Saturday

Under Construction: DJ Grind makes Perth debut at Connections this Saturday

One of the most demanded DJ’s touring gay bars and queer parties across the globe, DJ Grind is making is Perth debut at Connections Nightclub this September. We caught up with the award winning DJ and producer about his encounters around the world and what to expect at the upcoming Construction party. You’re constantly touring […]

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Man Claims He Was Forced to Strip at Mardi Gras

Man Claims He Was Forced to Strip at Mardi Gras

There has been another report of police abusing power during the 2013 Mardi Gras festival, with a third case claiming a man was forced to strip off in front of bystanders to partake in a drug search. The investigation has been launched after 55 year old Gary Leeson, alleged he was “bullied” and “humiliated” whilst […]

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