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ABC newsreader Joe O’Brien has posted a throwback photo revealing an unexpected past gig as a backup dancer at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. On Tuesday the longtime ABC News Mornings host reacted to news that his employer will again broadcast Mardi Gras from next year. Joe took to Twitter to reveal his history …

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The ABC will broadcast the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade for at least the next three years, including the upcoming WorldPride celebrations. Mardi Gras confirmed last month they would hold the 2022 Parade inside the Sydney Cricket Ground for the second year due to uncertainty around COVID-19. Since 2014, SBS has broadcast the …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras parade scg 2020

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras organisers have announced that next year’s Parade will again be held as a ticketed event within the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for a second year. Mardi Gras moved the 2021 parade from Sydney’s Oxford Street to inside the SCG. And on Thursday, organisers said the same thing will happen …

pride in protest alex bouchet mardi gras board member stood down

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has denied two Pride in Protest members were stood down from the Mardi Gras board over the activist group’s protest march. Alex Bouchet (pictured above) and Charlie Murphy are both members of activist group Pride in Protest and Mardi Gras board directors. On the day of the relocated official …

mark reddie abc reporter egging mardi gras

NSW Police have called for witnesses after ABC crime reporter Mark Reddie and others were pelted with eggs by “a car full of idiots” after Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade. Reddie spoke out about the attack on Sunday morning, and reported it to police on Monday. A NSW Police spokesperson said officers were investigating an assault …

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Indigenous Sydney drag performer Felicia Foxx has appeared on a stunning Mardi Gras mural, one of five around the country honouring queer activists and artists. Ahead of Mardi Gras, Instagram partnered with LGBTIQ+ creators and artist to install the five murals Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane to champion each city’s “Rising Heroes”. Felicia appears …

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A gay couple have gotten engaged in a surprise sky-high marriage proposal onboard Virgin Australia’s maiden Pride Flight from Brisbane to Sydney ahead of Mardi Gras. The one-off flight on Friday welcomed over 120 passengers who enjoyed mid-air drag performances, beverages, music as well as “all of the trimmings you’d expect” from a pride celebration. …

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ABC journalist Mark Reddie says he and a group of friends were targeted with eggs by homophobic thugs in Sydney just hours after the Mardi Gras parade. The Sydney reporter tweeted about the sad incident on Riley Street in Darlinghurst in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Walking home with a group of gay guys …

Brisbane Peacocks Mardi Gras Parade 2021

The Brisbane Peacocks proudly represented Queensland at last nights Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2021. The Peacocks joined more than 5,000 people who marched in the parade on behalf of over 100 community groups. This year marked the first time the parade did not take place on Oxford St in the event’s 43-year …

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The ten drag queens appearing on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under have been confirmed as they join in Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade. The highly-anticipated inaugural season of the local spinoff filmed in Auckland, New Zealand earlier this year. And on Saturday afternoon Art Simone (Geelong), Karen from Finance (Melbourne), Maxi Shield …

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