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Barbara Ramjan’s extraordinary life of advocacy

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN Meet Barbara Ramjan. Change-maker. Advocate. She has lived in the inner west her whole life.  She’s a woman who has seen the world change in many ways and evolve into a different world than the one she was born in. Ramjan was nominated as part of Inner West Council’s International Women’s Day […]

The Main Drag Is Back

By Lydia Jupp COVID may have taken our usual Mardi Gras celebrations from us, but it certainly won’t be taking Oxford Street. Oxtravaganza is back for a fifth year, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The event usually only runs for one day during the lead up to Mardi Gras, but this year the […]

Applications open for LGBTIQ+ grants program

By ALLISON HORE ANZ and Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras have opened applications for their national LGBTIQ+ community grants program.  The program aims to increase support and inclusivity for the LGBTIQ+ community across the country by providing grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community organisations, charities and individuals. “We hope the 2020 grants […]

Protest arrests at Mardi Gras

Two members of the radical LGBTIQ group Pride In Protest were arrested at last weekend's Mardi Gras parade. The arrests highlighted an odd division in Sydney’s gay community. Pride in Protest don’t like the commercialization of the annual massive parade and want to put control of it back into the hands of activists; they also […]

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 […]