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Taking to the street for transgender visibility

By ALLISON HORE Ahead of Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st of March, protesters took over King Street to raise awareness about a number of issues which impact the transgender and gender diverse communities. International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness about the discrimination they […]

Pride protesters take over Oxford Street ahead of Mardi Gras

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Oxford Street on Saturday, ahead of the Mardi Gras parade, in an effort to put the politics back in pride. Despite police threats to shut down the protest earlier in the week, at around 2pm hundreds of protesters carrying pride flags of all sorts descended onto Taylor Square, the […]

Mardi Gras protest granted public health exemption

By ALLISON HORE A protest at Sydney’s Taylor Square planned for the afternoon of Mardi Gras has been granted an exemption to go ahead by NSW Health. Earlier this week, protest organisers said NSW police were attempting to block the protest citing coronavirus concerns and public health orders despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for […]

NSW Police attempt to block Mardi Gras pride protest

By ALLISON HORE Despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for over a month, NSW police have cited coronavirus concerns in an attempt to shut down a planned pride protest set to go ahead on the day of Mardi Gras. The protest, planned to go ahead at Taylor Square at 2pm on the 6th of March, […]

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 […]

Parade or Protest: what matters more?

By RITA BRATOVICH Members of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will elect its board of directors this Saturday, November 30, in what has the potential to be a highly volatile Annual General Meeting. Vying for a place each on the board are four candidates from the group Pride In Protest. The group has been […]

Mardi Gras pride not for all

By Michael Hitch Rainbow flags, Drag Queens and a false sense of achievement? The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will return in 2019 to celebrate its 41st anniversary, but activists say the event is ignoring the suffering of queer refugees and forgetting its roots in protest in favour of commercialism. The theme next year […]