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CSIRO radio telescope

National science agency CSIRO has lit up its Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in rainbow colours ahead of their staff’s participation in their first Sydney Mardi Gras parade. In the stunning photo, the radio telescope’s antennas are lit by portable white LED lights placed on the ground in front of each antenna, …

Oxford Street Rockhampton

Residents of Oxford Street in the south-west of Rockhampton have woken up this week to find a pair of pink flamingos wearing sailor hats cuddling at the end of their street. The street’s sign has been transformed with the two brightly coloured birds ahead of this year’s Mardi Gras parade on the Sydney street of …

mardi gras survival guide

Sydney Mardi Gras organisers have committed to phasing out glitter from the annual parade in a bid to protect the environment. Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu​ told the Sydney Morning Herald the plan was to make the parade completely carbon neutral within five years. “We used to bring in about three tonnes of glitter from …

Sportsman Hotel in Brisbane

If you’re not travelling to Sydney for this year’s Mardi Gras parade, you’re invited to join in the celebrations at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel. Sporties is throwing a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 2, with free entry all night and a live stream of this year’s parade on the big screen from 6pm. The venue’s …

Final Fantasy XIV

Australian gaymers have cheered the news that a float themed after online game Final Fantasy XIV will make its debut in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade. The float will be the fifth consecutive year that the Sydney Gaymers group, which has around 2,600 members, has participated in the annual parade, which will be held …

78ers gather on 40th anniversary of first Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras protest

The New South Wales Police Force has apologised for historical violence against the LGBTIQ community on the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras march in 1978. That night, their celebratory Mardi Gras parade was violently broken up by police and 53 of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly shamed in the media. …


By Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University Jennifer, who signed up to the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) in 1979, told me that “until I joined the Army, I had no awareness of gay people. I had no awareness that I was gay, I didn’t know that world existed.” This changed dramatically within a number of …

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.