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The small town of Hay in rural New South Wales is set to hold its first Mardi Gras party next month to mark the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The Rainbow on the Plains Festival will comprise three all-inclusive events: a colourful street parade on Saturday, March 3 from 1pm, …

Brace yourself for one hell of a birthday bash when Australia’s most spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride paints the town rainbow this March. A sea of glitter is set to shower Oxford St for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday 3 March, as Australia’s biggest pride party raises a glass of bubbly …

First Nations people will lead this year’s historic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The organisers of the First Nations float say their inclusion highlights their proud Indigenous history and their present day fight for equality. As Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, this year also marks the 30th anniversary …

As the historic 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras approaches, the ABC has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming LGBTI rights telemovie Riot. The movie will follow a group of activists who were part of Sydney’s first gay rights organisation CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) NSW and the landmark protest on …

The organisers of this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras have been criticised by the original activists, the 78ers, for not “appreciating the pain and damage” suffered by the group. This year is the 40th anniversary of the protest rally on June 24, 1978 that was marred by police violence and arrests but would be looked back …

Cher The Musical

Cher has all but confirmed she will be headlining Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary celebrations in March next year.

Peter Bonsall-Boone Peter and Bon 50th anniversary

Pioneering Australian LGBTI activists Peter de Waal and his late partner Peter Bonsall-Boone have been announced as the recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian LGBTI Awards next year. The inaugural LGBTI Awards were held during this year’s Mardi Gras and saw community leaders, celebrities and organisations celebrating the LGBTI community. The …

Riot telemovie

As Australia prepares for next month’s marriage equality postal vote, the ABC has announced it’s going back to where it all began. Filming has begun on telemovie, titled Riot, which will explore the gay rights movement in 1970s Australia and the lives of the Australians who fought for homosexual decriminalisation, recognition and equality. The script …

An awesome 30 second video shows a very funky AFP policeman showing off his style. Indeed, he obviously won over the crowd with community relations at a past Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Thanks to ‘miss julie makeup’ from Facebook who shared her video. Season Highlights Fair Day: Sun 21 Feb, Victoria Park, Camperdown …

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