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Spectacular Sydney opens its rainbow heart to the world as it hosts the first WorldPride in the Southern Hemisphere! From 17 February to 5 March 2023, Sydney WorldPride will celebrate the brightest and boldest from the LGBTQIA+ community and will dazzle you with a glittering global Pride festival, celebrating the beautiful diversity of Australia and …

Penelope bisexual Jelly Mardi Gras

Sydney singer Penelope sat down to chat about her very first Mardi Gras, how she saved the bisexual float and her new single Jelly. It’s been a big year for the singer who last year appeared on The Voice. This year she attended her first Mardi Gras and has released another single. And a lot …

mardi gras parade barbara karpinski nsw police apology

NSW Police have apologised for ejecting a 78er from the Mardi Gras Parade earlier this month in an incident organisers slammed as an “appalling” breach of protocol. Barbara Karpinski (pictured inset) was seated in the stands at the SCG as a spectator on the night (March 5). Karpinski was one of the original Mardi Gras …

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A Melbourne woman heading to Sydney on a “low-key” business trip has claimed she accidentally booked a seat aboard Virgin Australia’s loud and proud Pride Flight down to Mardi Gras. The day before the Mardi Gras Parade earlier this month, Virgin Australia hosted two big mile-high parties aboard flights to the Sydney event. The two …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras 2022 parade nsw police

The head of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has said he’s “appalled and angry” that NSW Police ejected a 78er spectator from last weekend’s Parade because of her pro-Ukraine poster. The 2022 Mardi Gras Parade returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground last Saturday night. Barbara Karpinski was seated in the stands as a spectator …

arcare parkwood mardi gras party 2022 gold coast lgbtiq accredited aged care

LGBTIQ-accredited aged care facility Arcare Parkwood helped its Gold Coast residents join last weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations with a colourful and camp party. Residents, staff and family were all invited to the Mardi Gras bash at the residence, coinciding with last weekend’s Parade. Staff covered the facility in rainbow as guests wore colourful feather boas, …

nsw police protester police mardi gras 2022 scg arrests

NSW Police have arrested four people for entering the pitch during Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Parade at the SCG, including at least three protesters who opposed the police’s participation in the event. NSW Police said in a statement the four individuals entered the pitch during Saturday night’s parade at about 8.45pm. Officers removed them from …

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Australia’s peak science agency the CSIRO has announced it will give transgender employees access to paid gender affirmation leave. Under the new category of leave, staff can take time off for medical appointments before and after surgery, as well as for administrative tasks such as changing birth certificates and documentation. “The Gender Affirmation leave provides …

shane warne cricket sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras tribute

Ahead of this weekend’s celebrations the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras made a moving tribute to Shane Warne. On Saturday morning the world awoke to news the cricket star had passed away unexpectedly at 52. Tributes for Warne soon began to flow in from around the world. Shane Warne: An LGBTQIA+ Ally Ahead of …

woolworths sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

A Woolworths supermarket in inner-city Sydney has gone viral after its staff understood the assignment and set up a Mardi Gras essentials stand for local revellers tonight. In a viral photo posted to Twitter, the supermarket’s stand is adorned with rainbow flags and stacked with glow-in-the-dark lube, lip balm, Berocca, Panadol, Nurofen, and condoms, as …

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