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The Australian LGBTIQ history timeline of the twentieth century begins with male homosexuality prosecuted as a criminal act in every jurisdiction of the newly federated Commonwealth. However, the last 30 years of the century saw every one of those laws consigned to history. While the law only explicitly criminalised male homosexuality, all members of the …

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Mardi Gras 78er and veteran LGBTIQ activist Sandi Banks passed away this week after battling cancer. Sandi was one of the 53 people arrested by police on the night of the first Mardi Gras parade on June 24, 1978. The event was violently broken up by police, and those arrested were beaten by police and …

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An open letter to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board queries decisions pertaining to both Sydney World Pride 2023 and the recent Mardi Gras festival. The letter from ‘Concerned MG members’ questions what it describes as “declining standards of governance by the Board.” The letter firstly questions the structure in place for Sydney …

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ABC weather presenter Nate Byrne has hit out at “sick” homophobic abuse he received after marching in Mardi Gras. The ABC News Breakfast weatherman and meteorologist was part of the ABC’s first Mardi Gras float in the parade on Saturday night. But taking to social media on Sunday, the presenter shared a screenshot of a …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has been slammed by thousands of angry punters locked out of the official afterparty on Saturday night. Mardi Gras organisers issued an apology after thousands queued for hours and many missed the headliners when the venue reached full capacity. Major overseas acts Sam Smith, Dua Lipa and Kesha headlined …

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New South Wales police arrested three Department of Homo Affairs protestors last night for their unsanctioned participation in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Ironically, the parade commemorates a protest. The Department of Homo Affairs protest began when an apparently unapproved float called #resist250 joined the parade route ahead of the Liberal Party …

Sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras parade 2020

200,000 people lined the streets of Sydney earlier tonight for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade 2020. Despite a smaller crowd than last year, the crowd cheered on (most of) the almost 200 floats. An Aboriginal smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country by Graham Sims began the festivities. More than 150 motorbikes then …

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras enters its 42nd year this weekend. But after an increase in drug-related hospitalisations, health services are warning participants about the dangers of drug use.  The warning comes after a report from NSW Health revealed an increase in the use and distribution of the potentially fatal drug acetyl-fentanyl in Sydney. …

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The Australian Federal Police have published a video of LGBTIQ staff reading homophobic abuse received ahead of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. “Every year, the AFP marches in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras,” the AFP wrote on Facebook this week. “We march in support of our colleagues, family and friends [and] in …

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Not travelling to Sydney for this year’s Mardi Gras parade? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel is inviting everyone to join them in the celebrations this Saturday. The Spring Hill venue is throwing their annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, February 29, with free entry all night. You can watch the live stream of this year’s Mardi Gras …

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