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Bullamakanka Pearl of the Outback

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, previously isolated gay communities in rural hamlets can now participate in their own small way in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QN Magazine’s regional Queensland correspondent Pearl of the Outback explains how. Mr Humphries recently hosted something the young folks call a Mardi Gras Watch Party. …

Tropical Fruits

The Tropical Fruits AGM is held each year in February or March. The Committee encourages all members to make every effort to attend the AGM as it is an opportunity for you to have your say on the future of your Tropical Fruits. Only members financial at the time of the AGM can vote in …

Mardi Gras weekend teen sexual assault melbourne man 14 yo

NSW Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with the robbery and assault of a gay man during Mardi Gras weekend. Police allege he committed a string of robberies just hours before the parade. The 29-year-old victim told triple j’s Hack a group of young men ambushed, attacked and robbed him in the Redfern area …

A bizarre homophobic and transphobic flyer distributed to letterboxes in the Sydney suburbs of Hurstville and Campsie ahead of the state election has been referred to the NSW Electoral Commission. The anti-gay flyer instructs voters “Do Not Vote Labor” and is written in poor English with both Chinese and Arabic translations. “Do not vote Labor …

mardi gras parade

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras organisers say an estimated 500,000 spectators lined the streets, rooftops and balconies of Oxford Street to cheer the more than 12,500 marchers taking part in this year’s Mardi Gras parade. This year’s theme was Fearless, “a poignant acknowledgment of the way LGBTQI people across the globe courageously express who …

ACON Mardi Gras

A dedicated LGBTIQ health centre set to be established in Sydney will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. On Friday it was announced the New South Wales government had committed to invest up to $3.5 million into the development, which will provide healthcare, support and referral services to LGBTIQ people in …

A contingent of First Nations people will again lead the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade this weekend, highlighting their proud Indigenous history and ongoing fight for equality. In line with Mardi Gras’s 2019 theme of “Fearless”, the float will be incorporate themes of Visibility, Blak Fearlessness, Resistance and the overarching message “Always …

gay hate crime new south wales parliamentary inquiry

A “prevailing acceptance of and indifference” to violence against gay men led to failures of justice for many victims of hate crimes in New South Wales in the mid-1990s and earlier, a parliamentary inquiry has confirmed. The New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010, the first of …

mardi gras survival guide

Sydney Mardi Gras organisers have committed to phasing out glitter from the annual parade in a bid to protect the environment. Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu​ told the Sydney Morning Herald the plan was to make the parade completely carbon neutral within five years. “We used to bring in about three tonnes of glitter from …

Final Fantasy XIV

Australian gaymers have cheered the news that a float themed after online game Final Fantasy XIV will make its debut in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade. The float will be the fifth consecutive year that the Sydney Gaymers group, which has around 2,600 members, has participated in the annual parade, which will be held …

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