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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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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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Equality Green: Rainbow path to honour marriage equality decision

Equality Green: Rainbow path to honour marriage equality decision

The City of Sydney have announced plans to honour Australia’s historic Yes vote on marriage equality, as we approach the occasion’s fourth anniversary on November 15th. The plans will see a footpath in Surry Hills’ Prince Alfred Park turn rainbow, in an area of the park called Equality Green, where thousands gathered to hear the […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Murder charge over Scott Johnson’s death

Murder charge over Scott Johnson’s death

Sydney man Scott White, 49, has been charged with the cold-case murder of Scott Johnson. It has been reported that Police will allege that White met Johnson at a Manly pub in December 1988 and the two traveled to nearby area which was known to be an area where gay men met. Scott Johnson is […]

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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 […]

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