Home » Posts tagged with » Sydney
Sydney man jailed for 20 months over Mardi Gras night assaults

Sydney man jailed for 20 months over Mardi Gras night assaults

Sydney man, Jesse Mackenzie, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison over the bashing of two teenage girls that occurred on the night of the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The 29 year-old man was one of three men charged over the incident. He pleaded guilty to affray according to the ABC. […]

Tags: ,

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: , , , , ,

Read More

Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Law body calls for judicial inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of violent hate crimes, suicide. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has called on the NSW Parliament to adopt all recommendations of the Standing Committee on Social Issues report, as reported in The Australian today, on gay and transgender hate crimes. The newspaper has revealed that the yet unpublished report recommends […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More

Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took over the Sydney Cricket Ground last night in a dazzling display of self-expression, proving that not even a global pandemic can stop LGBTQI+ communities rising together in pride and passion. A stadium crowd of 36,000 spectators cheered on as 5,000 marchers, from over 120 parade entries, […]

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

Read More

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 […]

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

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, […]

Tags: ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

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 […]

Tags: ,

Read More