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Mardi Gras at Paddy’s Markets Haymarket

As the glitter and flamboyancy of the annual Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras sweeps over our city many retailers are joining in with the celebrations. Paddy's Markets Haymarket are the latest to join in. By making a purchase at any of the participating retailers shoppers will receive a voucher which will entitle them to […]

Mardi Gras 2020

By Madison Behringer. Each year the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival gets a little bit bigger, a little bit louder and attracts thousands more people each year to the city’s celebration of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2020 Mardi Gras in Sydney will undoubtedly be the largest festival yet, with the organisation stating: “From […]

Spice Night

Presented as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta will host Spice Night, an evening of stand-up comedy direct from four of Asia’s only out and proud comedians. Spice Night producer Toby Sullivan speaks of the political and social importance of a unique show like this one, saying, “It […]

Considering Matthew Shephard

On October 7 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University Of Wyoming, was tied to a fence in an isolated field on the outskirts of Laramie and beaten with the butt of a pistol. He later died in hospital, succumbing to his injuries and sparking an outcry that would ripple around the world […]

The Campaign

What began as a community campaign in Tasmania in 1988 and blossomed into the blueprint for Gay Law Reform across Australia, the story of the campaign which resulted in over 100 arrests in Hobart’s Salamanca Markets is being told in Australian playwright Campion Decent’s The Campaign. Presented by the Seymour Centre in collaboration with Sydney’s […]

Honour Roll

By Madison Behringer Since its conception in 2007, the annual ACON Honour Awards have celebrated outstanding service to, and achievements within, the LGBTIQ community in New South Wales and Australia wide. This year, 30 incredible individuals and community groups will be celebrated at the annual ACON Awards ceremony in Sydney, held at the Ivy Ballroom […]

Oxtravaganza 2019

For the third year running Darlinghurst is set to celebrate Mardi Gras in the way only it can this weekend with Oxtravaganza. Oxtravaganza is a community-wide collaboration which will see the suburb come to glorious rainbow tinted life as Oxford Street plays host to a range of celebrations and events including art, bands, burlesque and […]

Trevor Ashley’s Mardi Gala

This weekend the Mardi Gala returns to the Sydney Opera House’s biggest room with a show which is bigger, better and bolder than ever before. Hosted by Trevor Ashley this incredible variety show will see Ashley joined by a plethora of colourful performers throughout the evening. Some of the stars the audience can expect to […]

Exemption to party party party

BY MICHAEL HITCH The Mardi Gras parade represents diversity, equality, love… and being permitted to enter a licensed premise after 1:30am. Yes, you did read that right! Sydney-siders, tourists and gays everywhere can rejoice as the NSW Government will once again lift its controversial lockout laws for the Mardi Gras parade following the success of […]

Mardi Gras 2019

By Rita Bratovich Mardi Gras celebrated a milestone birthday last year and the party was huge. For this year’s festival Creative Director, Greg Clarke, wanted a theme that would propel the organisation into its fifth decade with gusto, hence, “Fearless”.  “We really wanted a theme this year to come off the back of the 40th. […]