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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras worldpride 2023 bid new south wales

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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ron austin 78er sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

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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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is seeking community views on a potential name change for the festival in a bid to be more inclusive. The Mardi Gras team told members on Tuesday they had often heard feedback from the LGBTIQ community about the organisation’s name only specifying “gay” and “lesbian” with no mention of …

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Start planning your trip now, because next year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival lineup has been unveiled. Having celebrated their 40th anniversary this year, Mardi Gras says that the 2019 festival theme “Fearless” honours the LGBTIQ activism of the past, as well as a call to action to march fearlessly into the future. …

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Mick Fuller

A group of ’78ers have heard New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller deliver an apology for the police violence that marred the original Mardi Gras march on June 24, 1978. That night, the marchers held a celebratory parade that was violently broken up by police. Fifty-three of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly …

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78ers gather on 40th anniversary of first Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras protest

The New South Wales Police Force has apologised for historical violence against the LGBTIQ community on the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras march in 1978. That night, their celebratory Mardi Gras parade was violently broken up by police and 53 of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly shamed in the media. …

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By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s largest annual celebration of LGBT+ people and one of Australia’s biggest single tourist attractions. An estimated 300,000 people turned out for the 2018 parade in March, highlighting just how mainstream LGBT+ culture has become here. And only four months …

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Aqualicious

A large contingent of Queenslanders were among the 12,000 participants in the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade last Saturday night. Organisers said an estimated 300,000 people lined Oxford Street as the city filled with rainbows for the annual event. Brisbane LGBTIQ swim team Aqualicious’ Mardi Gras float was titled “Let’s get …

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Cher

Superstar Cher made a surprise appearance in the crowd at the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday night. The longtime gay icon was the headline performer at the Mardi Gras afterparty on Saturday night and organisers had hinted she may make an appearance during the parade as it moved along …

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