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Mardi gras in bullamakanka

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. …

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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 …

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A bizarre homophobic and transphobic flyer distributed to letterboxes in the Sydney suburbs of Hurstville and Campsie ahead of the state election has been referred to the NSW Electoral Commission. The anti-gay flyer instructs voters “Do Not Vote Labor” and is written in poor English with both Chinese and Arabic translations. “Do not vote Labor …

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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. …

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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 …

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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras same-sex marriage mural

New South Wales couple Paul and Andrew Hilton had even more reason to celebrate at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras at the weekend. The pair have had their long-awaited wedding commemorated in a giant street mural in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, painted by famous Sydney street artist Scott Marsh. The couple, who are from Newcastle, …

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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 …

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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, …

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ACON Mardi Gras

A dedicated LGBTIQ health centre set to be established in Sydney will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. On Friday it was announced the New South Wales government had committed to invest up to $3.5 million into the development, which will provide healthcare, support and referral services to LGBTIQ people in …

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