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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

The 43rd annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade won’t go ahead as usual in 2021. Next year’s event is still scheduled for Saturday, March 6. However the ticketed event will move to the Sydney Cricket Ground on that date instead. Mardi Gras floats and 5000 marchers will circle the stadium, instead of the …

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ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have opened applications for their national LGBTIQ community grants program. The grants are to support Australia’s LGBTIQ community by providing funding to LGBTIQ not-for-profit community organisations, charities and individuals. Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger said they want to support those who “do so much to enrich the …

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COVID-19 may have cancelled Pride festivals worldwide, but Australia will join the online Global Pride celebrations on Saturday (June 27). On Saturday evening, Brisbane Pride are hosting this year’s 59th Annual Queens Ball Virtual Awards online from 7pm. The Queens Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world. Brisbane Pride President Rebecca Johnson told …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras members have voted to pass a motion from left-wing activist group Pride in Protest challenging PrEP manufacturer Gilead’s sponsorship. The Pride in Protest group made headlines for their controversial Mardi Gras AGM motions to “disinvite” Prime Minister Scott Morrison and ban police floats. While those motions were ultimately defeated …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will vote on controversial motions at their AGM on disinviting Prime Minister Scott Morrison and banning police floats in 2020. Mardi Gras’ several hundreds members will gather in Sydney for the AGM on November 30. Members will vote on a range of motions and elect Mardi Gras’ board of …

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Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service and social group Wendybird have received funding from ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ community grants program. Twelve LGBTIQ+ groups across Australia are sharing a total of $100,000 for their work in help support LGBTIQ people through education and training, community development and creation, or arts and culture. …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras worldpride 2023 bid

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has won its bid to host biennial mega-festival WorldPride in Australia in 2023. WorldPride is the largest global gathering of LGBTIQ communities and a different city hosts the event every two years. Members of the worldwide InterPride network of Pride organisations voted between the three contenders – Sydney, Montreal …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is up against two other capital cities in its bid to bring mega-festival WorldPride to Australia. WorldPride is a global LGBTIQ festival put on every two years in different host cities. First held in Rome in 2000, Worldpride has travelled to Jerusalem, London, Toronto and elsewhere in the years …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announced their formal bid to bring the WorldPride festival to Sydney in 2023. WorldPride is a global LGBTIQ festival that is held every two years in different host cities around the world. If Mardi Gras is successful in its bid, it will be the first WorldPride held in the …

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City of Sydney councillors observed a minute’s silence on Monday night to memorialise gay activist and Mardi Gras ‘78er Ron Austin, who passed away a month ago. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore also honoured Austin’s “outstanding” contribution to Mardi Gras and his long history of LGBTIQ activism with the following tribute. I pay tribute to …

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