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Sydney WorldPride responds to backlash over ticket prices

Sydney WorldPride has responded to criticism of the ticket prices of events during the upcoming summer 2023 mega-festival. The city is preparing to host WorldPride next year, for the first time in the southern hemisphere, bringing together locals and visitors in a “global family reunion” post-Covid. WorldPride will coincide with the 45th Sydney Gay and …

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Why a thousand people created a human Progress Pride flag in Sydney

Nearly 1,000 Sydney folks have gathered to create a giant human Progress Flag at the Sydney Opera House to send a message to the world ahead of WorldPride 2023. Today is the 44th anniversary of the original Mardi Gras march. The colourful display on the Opera House steps is to send a message of welcome …

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Dark history of proposed site for new LGBTIQ pride museum

Sydney will get its first LGBTIQ+ pride museum, tracing the “queer storyline from First Nations people to today,” in time for WorldPride next year. The proposed museum is called Qtopia, and is backed by funding from City of Sydney, Lord Mayor Clover Moore announced on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this …

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You’re invited: Get ready to snap up Sydney WorldPride 2023 pre-sale tickets

Spectacular Sydney opens its rainbow heart to the world as it hosts the first WorldPride in the Southern Hemisphere! From 17 February to 5 March 2023, Sydney WorldPride will celebrate the brightest and boldest from the LGBTQIA+ community and will dazzle you with a glittering global Pride festival, celebrating the beautiful diversity of Australia and …

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21 LGBTIQ sporting clubs have joined Sydney WorldPride 2023

They’re Sydney’s LGBTIQ-inclusive sports clubs, playing football, hockey, basketball, roller derby, kickball, water polo, ten-pin bowling, squash, boxing, wrestling and many more. And 21 of them have officially signed on to participate in the biennial mega-festival WorldPride in Sydney next year. WorldPride is the largest global gathering of LGBTIQ communities and since 2000, a different …

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Princess Mary calls for LGBTIQ equality at Copenhagen WorldPride

Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has called for global LGBTIQ equality in a speech at the biennial mega-festival WorldPride in Copenhagen. WorldPride is the largest annual gathering of LGBTIQ communities and promotes visibility and awareness of queer issues on a global scale. A different city hosts WorldPride every two years. The 11-day Copenhagen 2021 …

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World leaders & Grammy Award-winners in Global Pride line-up

The organisers of the 27 June online Pride event today announced the first wave of speakers and artists appearing in the Global Pride line-up. Organisers expect the event to attract up to 300 million viewers. Global Pride entertainment line-up Pabllo Vittar, Ava Max, Olivia Newton John, Deborah Cox, Kristine W, Dixie Chicks, Thelma Houston, Bright …

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Global Pride 2020: more than ever we need to be loud & proud

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far seen over 370 Pride events cancelled worldwide.  BUT… on 27 June Brisbane Pride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras join with InterPride and over 250 global Pride organisations to bring the world together for Global Pride. Brisbane Pride Rebecca Johnson, President of Brisbane Pride, predicts an incredible show. …

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Open letter to Mardi Gras Board questions governance

An open letter to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board queries decisions pertaining to both Sydney World Pride 2023 and the recent Mardi Gras festival. The letter from ‘Concerned MG members’ questions what it describes as “declining standards of governance by the Board.” The letter firstly questions the structure in place for Sydney …

WorldPride2023: 50th anniversary pivotal year of Gay Liberation

WorldPride 2023 in Sydney occurs on the fiftieth anniversary of a momentous year of Gay Liberation in Australia. The first gay and lesbian rights organisations only emerged in the previous four years. However, by 1973, Australia’s gay liberationists by outing themselves, protesting and lobbying were able to garner public support from church leaders, the media, …

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