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1,000-strong flag formation celebrates Sydney Mardi Gras & WorldPride

1,000-strong flag formation celebrates Sydney Mardi Gras & WorldPride

A gathering of almost 1,000 Sydney folks have come together to form a human version of the Pride Progress flag on the steps of Sydney Opera House. The striking sight is celebrating 44 years of Sydney Mardi Gras and the upcoming advent of Sydney WorldPride – teasing just some of the fabulous program revelers can […]

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On This Gay Day: Australia’s first Mardi Gras march

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was born  The first Mardi Gras 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, […]

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Rise: The Bondi Memorial honours victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes

Rise: The Bondi Memorial honours victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes

Warning: This article contains mentions of hate crimes, violence Victims and survivors of LGBTQ+ hate and violence will be remembered on Saturday 4 June at the community launch and dedication of Rise: The Bondi Memorial. Hundreds are expected to gather at Marks Park in Tamarama for the public commemoration of the memorial which commemorates lives […]

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Protests against Katherine Deves announced for Sydney

Protests against Katherine Deves announced for Sydney

Sydney based LGBTIQA+ rights group Community Action for Rainbow Rights has announced it will hold a snap action protest against the Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves. Deves has dominated the headlines since she was announced as the party’s candidate for Warringah just over a fortnight ago. The co-founder of Save Women’s Sport Australasia has […]

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NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

NSW Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate historic gay hate crimes

The NSW Government has announced that it will establish a Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes, with the Honourable Justice John Sackar as Commissioner to lead the Inquiry. The decision to establish a judicial inquiry was first announced in November last year, following the publication of a damning parliamentary report released mid-2021. Premier Domonic […]

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Liberals endorse Katherine Deves as candidate for Warringah

Liberals endorse Katherine Deves as candidate for Warringah

Katherine Deves, the founder of Save Women’s Sport has been endorsed by the Liberal party to be their candidate for the New South Wales seat of Warringah at the federal election. Deves is among nine candidates announced today by the party. Preselection in the New South Wales division was taken over by a three person […]

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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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Rodney Croome: What is the Sydney Hindrance?

Rodney Croome: What is the Sydney Hindrance?

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate I recently wrote an article in which I referred to “the Sydney Disease” holding Australia back on LGBTIQ+ human rights. Because some people in Sydney took issue with what I wrote I appreciate this opportunity to clarify. Offense was taken by the word “disease” so I’ll […]

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ABC announce their presenter team for Mardi Gras 2022

ABC announce their presenter team for Mardi Gras 2022

The ABC has announced a diverse and talented family of presenters will host the 44th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in an unforgettable evening celebrating community and pride, live from the Sydney Cricket Ground. TV journalist and presenter Hamish Macdonald will be joined by ABCQueer’s Mon Schafter and comedian Steven Oliver in anchoring the parade. […]

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Teena McQueen: The Mardi Gras only goes up Oxford Street

Teena McQueen: The Mardi Gras only goes up Oxford Street

Liberal party Vice President Teena McQueen has called on the party to back conservative members over moderates in seats which have not yet locked in candidates for the upcoming federal election. McQueen’s message to party members focused in on support for LGBTIQA+ people. “The lefties in the party have to understand that the Mardi Gras […]

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