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Sydney LGBTIQA+ museum one step closer after $300k council grant

By MARCUS HAAR Plans for an LGBTIQA+ museum at the site of the former Darlinghurst Police Station have been put in motion after City of Sydney councillors voted in favour of a grant worth nearly $300,000 for the project. This follows a proposal put forward in April by Qtopia, an organisation devoted to creating a […]

NSW Police Apologise To 78er Barbara Karpinski For Ejecting Her From SCG

By WENDY BACON The NSW Police have apologised to ‘78er Barbara Karpinski for ejecting her from the Sydney Cricket Ground stadium where she was watching the Mardi Gras parade on March 5. In response to questions from the Star Observer, an NSW Police spokesperson issued the following statement on Friday: “The NSW Police Force is […]

Penelope Pettigrew Set To Lead The Bisexual Float At Mardi Gras 2022

BY TESSA PELLE The Voice Australia 2021 star Penelope Pettigrew will be performing and leading the bisexual float at the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade later tonight. The Bi+ Visibility float will run for its fourth consecutive year with the theme 'Under the Bi+ Umbrella'. Penelope is proud to keep the tradition running […]

Rainbow Recipes For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than by eating the rainbow! In true Mardi Gras spirit, Chef Elle Vernon has created the most fabulous and colourful recipes for you to get creative with. Show off your colourful pride with Elle’s recipes. RAINBOW PIZZA Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 16 mins […]

Mardi Gras Fair Day embraced again following COVID cancellation

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season kicked off last weekend as Victoria Park welcomed 35,000 people to the Fair Day celebrations after the event was cancelled last year following COVID-19 concerns. The event ran on Sunday, with live performances, specialty bars and over 200 community stalls on offer to […]

Four-Day Body Positivity Festival, Big Thick Energy, Returning To Darlinghurst Theatre

Following a sold-out inaugural festival last year, Darlinghurst Theatre Company is teaming up with Mardi Gras to present its four-day body positivity festival, Big Thick Energy, from March 3-6. Promising that this year’s festival will be “bigger and juicier than ever”, Demon Derriere has teamed up with some of Sydney’s most voluptuous and wildest performers […]

5 Must-Sees At The Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen’s Festival Director, Lisa Rose, tells us about the must-see films for City Hub readers at the upcoming Mardi Gras Film Festival. My Queer Career This is the night of nights for emerging queer filmmakers and it always sells out fast! My Queer Career is Australia's richest queer short film prize with over $16,000 […]

Party it up – TRADE CLUB

BY RIDA BABAR With Mardi Gras approaching, Sydney’s largest men’s gay bar Trade Club is worth a mention. It is the place to be on weekends, with a fully licensed bar and large cruise areas spread over four levels. The club is a welcoming place and holds frequent events and themed parties throughout the year, […]

Yaz Qween – Oxtravaganza Is Back

By Iki Minogue Oxtravaganza is a conglomeration of local artists and businesses coming together to celebrate the gayest suburbs in Sydney, and the gayest night in Sydney. Spread across Darlinghurst and Potts Point, from Friday, February 18 through till Sunday, March 6, Oxtravaganza elongates the pulsating energy the city shines with during the time of […]

29th Mardi Gras Film Festival

By Mark Garrison The 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival is once again set to unspool the best of Queer cinema from around the world from February 17 until March 3. With 119 films from 37 different countries scheduled to screen at the festival, 51 of which will be making their Australian premiere, there is something […]