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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 …

peacocks 2021 mardi gras parade

A contingent of forty Queenslanders will soon venture south of the border to march in the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade on 6 March. Brad Harker from Peacocks said the marchers would send a message of outreach to world religions. Originally known as Peacock Mormons, Brad and husband Scott run the LGBTQI community group. Many of …

pride in protest sglmg sydney gay and lesbian

Recently I joined over a thousand GLBTIQA+ people in signing the Pride in Protest petition. This petition asked for the removal of uniformed police and uniformed corrective service members from Mardi Gras. Motions based on the petition were put to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) AGM but were narrowly voted down.  Belle …

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The majority of members in attendance at today’s virtual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras AGM voted against banning police and corrective service officers from the 2021 parade. However, the 327 member votes for keeping the floats as opposed for 261 against showed a strong and increasingly influential protest vote. Pride in Protest member Keith …

joe biden global pride 2020, todrick hall, #blacklivesmatter

Global Pride 2020 yesterday announced further additions to the event line-up along with a focus on racial justice to uplift #BlackLivesMatter. Singer Todrick Hall joins the entertainment line-up and will also host the event on his YouTube channel. Former US Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden will also join the speakers at the event. …

global pride line-up

The organisers of the 27 June online Pride event today announced the first wave of speakers and artists appearing in the Global Pride line-up. Organisers expect the event to attract up to 300 million viewers. Global Pride entertainment line-up Pabllo Vittar, Ava Max, Olivia Newton John, Deborah Cox, Kristine W, Dixie Chicks, Thelma Houston, Bright …

global pride 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far seen over 370 Pride events cancelled worldwide.  BUT… on 27 June Brisbane Pride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras join with InterPride and over 250 global Pride organisations to bring the world together for Global Pride. Brisbane Pride Rebecca Johnson, President of Brisbane Pride, predicts an incredible show. …

lgbtiq history australian lgbtiq history timeline 1902 2000

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 …

mardi grad board sydney world pride 2023

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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