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ron austin 78er sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

Ron Austin, one of the pioneering Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 78ers, has passed away in Sydney at age 90. Austin was among the marchers in the first Mardi Gras parade along Sydney’s Oxford Street in 1978. That group is now known as “The 78ers”. He was an early member of LGBTIQ rights group …

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 …

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. …

Nicholas-Bucknell bashed sydney mardi gras

NSW Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with the the robbery and assault of a gay man during Mardi Gras weekend, one of a string of robberies he allegedly committed just hours before the parade. Nicholas Bucknell, 29, told triple j’s Hack he was ambushed, attacked and robbed by a group of young …

Sydney men kicked out of uber the day after mardi gras homophobia

A gay Sydney man has claimed he and a friend were kicked out of an Uber because of their sexuality, just a day after the city’s Mardi Gras celebrations. Ryan Ottey uploaded video to his Facebook page showing part of the incident in the Uber he and friend Aaron Brown (both pictured) shared on Sunday. …

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 …

Courtney Act Mardi Gras Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue has made a surprise appearance at the 41st annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade after weeks of speculation about her plans for this weekend. The singer drew cheers from the crowd as she joined the parade route dressed in a shimmering golden frock and mingling with Mardi Gras party headliners Courtney …

mardi gras survival guide

It’s Mardi Gras season, when the eastern seaboard of Australia is inundated with rainbow-festooned tourists, and there’s a mad rush for tickets to the parties and after-parties and pool parties and recovery parties. If you’ve spent the last few months working on your abs and butt to show off those new shorty shorts you’ve bought, …

city of sydney rainbow flag

LGBTIQ advocates have cheered news the New South Wales government will provide funding to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to support a bid to host World Pride in 2023. World Pride is a global LGBTIQ festival that is held every two years in different host cities around the world. It was first held in …

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