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Optus WorldPride float

“To see everyone cheer us on as we danced and waved, I felt a real sense of pride to be part of this community”

The sponsor of many major WorldPride events, three Optus employees reflect on what that has meant for them. Whichever letter within the LGBTQIA+ initialism represents you, one thing you want to know is that you’ll be safe and supported at work. Three employees – one gay man, one bisexual woman, one ally – reflect on …

Sharon Strzelecki had a big night dancing with Peaches at Sydney WorldPride

Sharon Strzelecki had a big night with Peaches at WorldPride

Kath & Kim‘s Sharon Strzelecki has made an appearance during Sydney WorldPride’s final weekend, partying alongside a queer music icon. The festival’s Ultra Violet party was a special LGBTQIA+ women’s event, with DJs and performers taking over Sydney Town Hall. Canadian electroclash star Peaches was the big queer party’s big international headliner on Friday night. …

Kim Petras and her AUSLAN interpreter at Sydney WorldPride

Auslan interpreter goes viral for his racy Kim Petras set

The Auslan interpreter who performed Kim Petras’ horniest tracks in sign language at Sydney WorldPride’s closing concert is going viral. During her set at the Rainbow Republic concert on Sunday night, the pop superstar performed every track from her 2022 EP Slut Pop. However it was Kim’s Auslan interpreter who stole the show on the …

WorldPride Harbour Bridge March

PM joins 50,000 in WorldPride Harbour Bridge march

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese today joined 50,000 revellers for the WorldPride march across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The 78ers led the march across the Harbour Bridge, stopping for pics with the Prime Minister. No matter who you are, who you love or where you live – you should be valued, equal and celebrated. It was …

Composite image of Courtney Act and Lady Gaga

Courtney Act tried hard to get Lady Gaga to Sydney WorldPride

Courtney Act has revealed she worked behind the scenes to get Lady Gaga to come to Sydney for WorldPride. Last weekend, the drag queen hosted the mega-festival’s Live and Proud opening concert with Casey Donovan. That concert saw headliners Charli XCX, Jessica Mauboy, Kylie (and Dannii!) Minogue and others perform. Kelly Rowland has also since …

TikTok tourist says Mardi Gras too exhausting

‘When do they sleep?’: Tourist left exhausted after Mardi Gras

A travelling TikToker who visited Sydney during Mardi Gras and the city’s WorldPride has complained the supersized Pride season was too exhausting in a hilarious rant. Canadian tourist Chris Zou filmed the bleary-eyed TikTok this week, complaining that he had no warning how big last weekend – the combo WorldPride opener and Mardi Gras – …

OutStanding short story competition is back for WorldPride

Even if you aren’t going down to WorldPride, you can still be part of the fun! OutStanding, Australia’s LGBTQIA+ community-based short story competition, has launched its Miniature comp, which is part of the official programme of World Pride 2023. The theme for this year’s short story competition is “Amplified,” and the competition is open for …

Foreign Minister Penny Wong gives a speech in Asia Pacific

Australia to create new fund for Asia-Pacific LGBTQIA+ equality

The Australian government is creating a fund to push for LGBTQIA+ rights and equality in the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Minister Penny Wong has confirmed. Senator Wong will speak about the new equality fund in a speech at the Sydney WorldPride’s Human Rights Conference this week. The three-day event starts in Sydney on Wednesday (March 1). …

yck laneways

Agenda-driven vandals deface WorldPride mural

Agenda-driven vandals last night defaced a mural installed for WorldPride in Sydney. The YCK Laneways mural depicts a gay bear with a teddy bear head. A group of local shops commissioned the YCK Laneways mural to promote local business during WorldPride. However, the mural attracted controversy from agenda-driven bigots promoting the ‘grooming’ narrative. Comments on …

Charli XCX performing at Sydney WorldPride opening concert

‘The gays will lose it’: Charli XCX teases WorldPride opener

Charli XCX has spoken about her “special and exciting” performance for her queer fanbase at Sydney WorldPride’s big opening concert this weekend. The British pop star is headlining alongside Kylie Minogue and Jessica Mauboy at the big opener on Friday night (February 24). “I take it extremely seriously,” she said of her WorldPride duties in …

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