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neighbours theme remix mardi gras

Aussie soap Neighbours has unveiled a remix of its theme tune in time for the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend. A large contingent of the cast and crew of the show will be taking part in this year’s parade for the first time. “We’ve only gone and given the Neighbours theme …

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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 …

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Lady Gaga oscars

Lady Gaga has sent a touching message of joy to Sydney Mardi Gras revellers ahead of this year’s festivities. Gaga was a standout at the 2019 Academy Awards earlier this week, winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for A Star is Born breakout song “Shallow” alongside co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Anthony Rossomando. …

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Jake Shears and Courtney Act

Singer Jake Shears and drag superstar Courtney Act have been confirmed for this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras Party. The Scissors Sisters frontman and Act will join the Brisbane boys from the Briefs Factory, HANDSOME, Paul Capsis and House of Slé as well as previously announced headliners PNAU and Kim Petras at the event, held after …

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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

Sydney concert venue City Recital Hall has called for an end to hate after homophobic trolls threatened the venue for hosting a Mardi Gras event presenting a queer “re-imagining” of a traditional mass. The choral work Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite is being held as part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi …

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Jools and Lynda Topp

The Mardi Gras Strictly Kaftan Party is a pool party with a twist, hosted by Dame Jools and Dame Lynda Topp, real dames, and real twin sisters, a pair of yodelling farm girls from rural New Zealand. Wanda D’Parke spoke to the twins ahead of their return to Australia this Mardi Gras season. Dear Reader, …

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2019 Sydney Mardi Gras

SBS has announced the four hosts of its coverage of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade next month. Western Australian 10 News presenter Narelda Jacobs and comedian Zoë Coombs Marr will join Joel Creasey and The Feed’s Patrick Abboud to provide colourful commentary on the floats and costumes from the parade, as …

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rainbow crossing taylor square

Sydney’s new rainbow crossing at Taylor Square has been officially launched ahead of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this month. Last June, it was announced the crossing’s return was announced after the original crossing was controversially removed overnight by the state government in 2013, citing safety concerns. The new crossing, which curves …

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LGBTIQ tv characters

Aussie soap Neighbours is set to shoot scenes at this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The show’s production company, Fremantle, said Neighbours stars would appear on a float in the Parade and the long-running soap would also shoot scenes during festivities for a storyline that will feature in upcoming episodes. …

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Becoming Colleen

Queer Screen has announced the full lineup for this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019, featuring screenings of more than 100 shorts and feature films this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. Festival Director Lisa Rose said this year’s event is asking cinemagoers to “Embrace Your Story”. “With this year’s program we are owning …

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