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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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Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram will launch a whole range of new features to their platforms today to allow Australians to celebrate their Pride during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Facebook and Instagram’s Your Voice Matters campaign aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and communities, empowering queer expression, and fostering safety across the platforms. Instagram will also […]

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Sam Smith joins Pabllo Vittar, Kesha & Dua Lipa at Mardi Gras

Sam Smith joins Pabllo Vittar, Kesha & Dua Lipa at Mardi Gras

Pop pioneer Sam Smith is headed to the world famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and will later join the official Mardi Gras Party with an electrifying performance on Saturday 29 February, 2020. Sam Smith has established themselves as one of the world’s most soulful voices and has topped the charts worldwide with […]

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Brazilian superstar Pabllo Vittar joins Sydney Mardi Gras lineup

Brazilian superstar Pabllo Vittar joins Sydney Mardi Gras lineup

Brazil’s pioneering drag superstar Pabllo Vittar has joined the ever-growing lineup of international and local stars taking to the stage at the official after party this Mardi Gras season. Vittar is one of South America’s top exports, and the single most followed drag performer on social media today. The singer has collaborated with some of […]

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Call out to create artwork in Sydney honouring victims of violence

Call out to create artwork in Sydney honouring victims of violence

New South Wales health organisation ACON is seeking an artist to create a public artwork that recognises people affected by violence in the 70’s and 80’s because of their sexuality and gender. The Bondi Memorial Project is entering an exciting new phase with expressions of interest for the development of an artwork now open. Waverley […]

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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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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to bid for World Pride 2023

Equality Australia today welcomed the news that the NSW Government will provide funding to Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras to support its bid to host World Pride in 2023. Kate Wickett, Co-Chair of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, said that it would be an opportunity for Australia to showcase Sydney to the world. […]

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Will Kylie make an appearance at Mardi Gras?

Will Kylie make an appearance at Mardi Gras?

Will Kylie Minogue be making an appearance at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras? The Mardi Gras regular has performed at the after-party several times and touched down in Sydney earlier this week ahead of her Australian tour. The tour doesn’t start until next week, so Kylie just appears to be hanging out in […]

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Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

A chapter of Sydney’s Anglican Church is preparing to ban LGBTI+ advocacy and same-sex marriages on their property, Fairfax Media have revealed. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that documents show the 51st Synod of the Sydney diocese is preparing to debate policy next week that would disallow weddings between two people of the same […]

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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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