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News

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - BOARD DIRECTOR
17 November 2017
SGLMG now has a vacancy for a Director position, and pursuant to Division III of the Constitution, invites Expressions of Interest from our members. We are particularly seeking expressions from people with skills in finance and accounting.
Reunite the 78ers
17 November 2017
Next year's 40th anniversary will reunite many of those who were there at the very first Mardi Gras.
Australia says YES to Marriage Equality!
14 November 2017
A statement from the Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as Australia says YES to Marriage Equality!
Mardi Gras to honour Parade's iconic Lesbian Marching Girls
05 November 2017
Whether it's the iconic Lemonettes, the choreographed Cowgirls, the legion of Xena Warrior Princesses, the Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls or the Navratolvas, we've had decades of amazing all-women groups in the Parade, and it's high time some of them reappeared!
Mardi Gras 2018: 40 Years of Evolution
03 November 2017
2018 marks the historic 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. To celebrate this milestone, the Festival program is bigger, better and more fabulous than ever as it reflects on four decades of amazing evolution, momentous achievements and extraordinary individuals.
40 Years of Mardi Gras on Google Arts & Culture
03 November 2017
Today Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, bringing tens of thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. But it all began with a riot. On a chilly winter's night in 1978, the police descended on a street festival gathering in solidarity with the Stonewall protests in New York.
Seeking all 78ers
26 October 2017
Were you at the first Mardi Gras held on 24 June 1978? Did you attend any of the subsequent marches and rallies in June, July and August 1978?
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras AGM ELECTION RESULTS
26 September 2017

Thank you to everyone who voted online or in-person at the Annual General Meeting. The digital and in-person votes have now been counted and verified. Here are the results of the Ballot Votes for Directorships.

READ OUR 2017 ANNUAL REPORT HERE
20 September 2017

Our 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Annual Report is now available to read online here.

AGM Items of Business and Candidate Statements for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited and Mardi Gras Arts
31 August 2017

AGM Items of Business and Candidate Statements for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited and Mardi Gras Arts on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst.

THANK YOU! MARDI GRAS’ SPECTACULAR 2017 SEASON BUILDS SUCCESS
29 August 2017

Today the Board of Directors of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited and Mardi Gras Arts Limited are pleased to announce a surplus on operations for the year ended 30 June 2017 of $173,774, building on our previous surplus for the year ended 30 Ju

It's a YES from us! LGBTQI groups will unite in Sydney's CBD for ACTION on Marriage Equality
24 August 2017

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is proud to announce that it is among many of New South Wales' leading LGBTQI social, support and lobby groups who'll unite with a loud and proud call for marriage equality next month in Sydney's CBD.

ANZ MARCHES ON IN ITS SUPPORT OF MARDI GRAS
21 August 2017

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras today announced it will partner with ANZ to launch a new community grants program to provide funds for LGBTQI community organisations to support a wide range of initiatives.

Cameras roll on ABC's LGBTQI history telemovie 'Riot'
15 August 2017

ABC and Screen Australia are pleased to announce that filming is underway in Sydney on the telemovie event Riot.

Festival event registrations are now open for 2018
14 August 2017

Got an event that's perfect for our 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, happening 16 February - 4 March 2018?

Notice of AGM for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited and Mardi Gras Arts
12 August 2017

Notice is given to members of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited (Company) that the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, 23 September 2017.

Message from the Board: We stand together to achieve Marriage Equality
11 August 2017

The Board and staff of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras would like to express our extreme disappointment over the Turnbull government’s decision to move forward with a postal plebiscite on Marriage Equality.

ABC TV and Screen Australia seek LGBTQI short films to celebrate Mardi Gras 40th anniversary
26 June 2017

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2018, Screen Australia and ABC TV Arts are pleased to announce Love Bites, a brand new documentary initiative for LGBTQI filmmakers.

Vale Pete Bonsall-Boone
22 May 2017

Peter Bonsall-Boone (Bon) passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with his beloved partner of 50 years Peter de Waal, and their many friends and loved ones.

Fran Bowron steps down as Co-Chair
11 May 2017

After four change-making years serving as a Director and three years as Co-Chair, Fran Bowron is now stepping down from the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board.

Save the dates: LGBTQI FESTIVALS ACROSS AUSTRALIA/NZ
04 May 2017
Mark your calendars – many of Australia’s Pride festivals happen in spring. Here they are below, in order of dates for the rest of 2017 and early 2018. Many of this year’s events are still in the planning stages, so click the links to connect and find
THE 2017 MARDI GRAS AWARDS
08 April 2017

Each year Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras recognises excellence across our huge season of events, honouring those individuals and groups among us who go above and beyond to make the festival extra special.

Watch videos: Parade floats show us their moves!
29 March 2017

Our 2017 Mardi Gras Parade participants are proudly showing off their amazing choreography in wonderful videos.

Congratulations to all our Community Parade Grants Program recipients!
28 March 2017

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras would like to congratulate all the recipients of our Community Parade Grants Program, proudly supported by Google.

WATCH Steve Grand's Sydney Mardi Gras video diary!
27 March 2017

Our 2017 Mardi Gras star Steve Grand had an amazing time in Sydney!

Hundreds of thousands gathered to celebrate Mardi Gras and call for equality
05 March 2017

Last night an estimated 250,000 spectators took to the streets to watch more than 12,000 participants take part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community - the 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

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