Mardi Gras Events
Mardi Gras Party
Queer Thinking Day 1: Young and Fearless
Strictly Kaftan Party
Queer Thinking Day 2
My Trans Story - The Next Generation
Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite
Queer Art After Hours
Fair Day Official After Party
Mardi Gras Parade 2019
Trevor Ashley's Mardi Gala
Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony
Luna Park Family Fun Day
Mardi Gras Film Festival
Main Event Closing Party
My Night With Reg By Kevin Elyot
Maxine Jones (Em Vogue) & Greg Gould
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Sydney's Biggest Underwear Party
Let's Eat Cake
Butch vs Femme Roller Derby: Pride Fight
Bear Essentials 23 - Homo Bearectus
Girlthing Mardi Pardi 2019
Bianca Del Rio - It's Jester Joke
Fragile Masculinity, Handle With Care
with Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise
The White Party ft. Aquaria
Apollo The Party
Salon78: Rainbow Immigration and Refugees
Booty: Jamie Cole
Wyngarde! A Celebration & Queen Bette: Double Bill
KiKi Pool Party
Sydney Drag Stars
Confessions of a Mormon Boy
Comedy Kiki: Queer Comedy Festival
Boys of Sondheim
Call for Proposals: Queer Development Program
14 December 2018
Applications are now open! The Queer Development program is designed to foster and strengthen the culture of queer creativity and performance in Australia.
PNAU and Kim Petras first artists announced for 2019 Mardi Gras Party
12 December 2018
Multi award-winning Aussie dance stalwarts PNAU and pop sensation Kim Petras lead our first 2019 Party line-up announcement.
Community Parade Float Collaborations and Workshop Update
30 November 2018
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is excited to announce we're collaborating with a selection of LGBTQI community groups this year to create three significant community floats.
A FEARLESSLY FABULOUS 2019 PROGRAM!
02 November 2018
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras returns in 2019 with a program that marches fearlessly into the future.
Results from 2018 Annual General Meeting
29 October 2018
Mardi Gras Board members elected at AGM | Motions passed at our AGM will be put to the Board
Parade applications now open!
24 October 2018
Want to enter a float in the 2019 Mardi Gras Parade? Applications have just opened!
Mardi Gras 2019 tickets are on sale now
12 October 2018
You can now access tickets for the Pool Party, Diamond Club and Sideshow Parade Viewing, the 2019 Mardi Gras Party and Laneway!
AGM Items of Business and Candidate Statements
10 October 2018
Annual General Meeting Items of Business and Candidate Statements for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited and Mardi Gras Arts
2018 ANNUAL REPORT
03 October 2018
The 2018 Annual Report and a message from our CEO Terese Casu.
Supportive 78ers at the Invictus Games
27 September 2018
Most of our 78ers will be aware of the forthcoming INVICTUS GAMES in October, for defence personnel who have lost limbs or suffering from PTSD to participate in sport and fitness to improve their ongoing lives.
ANZ and Mardi Gras announce inaugural recipients of national LGBTQI community grants program
14 September 2018
Community members and groups across the country have been awarded LGBTQI community grants as part of the inaugural ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Community Grants Program.
Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd and Mardi Gras Arts Ltd
14 September 2018
Notice is given to members of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited that the 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Be ready for Mardi Gras 2019 - become a member now!
10 September 2018
Join Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and you'll be with us every step of the way as we prepare for another spectacular festival.
Jobs available at Mardi Gras
30 August 2018
Come join our team as we plan Mardi Gras 2019! We're now recruiting for a Festival Coordinator, Festival Hub Producer and a Business/Finance Manager.
Reaching rural and regional 78ers
24 August 2018
A number of 78ers live in regional and rural areas. Helen Gollan, who is a member of the SGLMG 78ers Committee, encourages 78ers living in rural and regional locations to get in touch.
Mardi Gras 2019 Festival Event Registrations Now Open!
13 August 2018
The 41st Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival starts on Friday 15 February, running through until Sunday 3 March 2019.
Police Commissioner apologises to 78ers
09 August 2018
Today NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller hosted an event for 78ers where he gave an official apology of behalf of the Police Force for the actions of Police 40 years ago.
Launching First Nations Rainbow
01 August 2018
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is proud to support the launch of the new First Nations Rainbow organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are LGBTQI.
Help us make 2019’s Parade even more spectacular!
20 June 2018
After such an incredible Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in 2018, how are we going to top it next year?
Transforming Taylor Square with ’40 Years of Love’
13 June 2018
We got a sneak peek at the fabulous inflatable art installation coming to Taylor Square soon to mark four decades of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Save the dates: LGBTQI FESTIVALS ACROSS AUSTRALIA/NZ
04 June 2018
Mark your calendars! Australia's Pride Festivals are listed below, in order of dates for the rest of 2018 and early 2019.
Congratulations to Pride in Diversity's 2018 Employers of the Year
29 May 2018
Pride in Diversity's annual Awards recognise leaders, individuals and networks who've made a significant impact on LGBTQI inclusion in the workplace.
ANZ and Mardi Gras open LGBTQI community grants program
17 May 2018
Today ANZ and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announce applications are now open for their national LGBTQI community grants program.
The 2018 Mardi Gras Awards
27 April 2018
The 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Awards recognises excellence across our spectacular 40th anniversary season of events, honouring those individuals and groups among us who go above and beyond to make the festival extra special.
Board Update: Looking ahead – what’s next for 2018?
24 April 2018
While we’re reflecting on an amazing 40th anniversary Mardi Gras season, April’s been a good chance to look at ways to make our festival even better, and work closer with our LGBTQI communities and allies.
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS WITH A HUGE INFLATABLE ART INSTALLATION ON TAYLOR SQUARE
14 March 2018
A new fabulous inflatable art installation will take pride of place at Taylor Square to mark four decades of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and cement the precinct’s place in its history.
RECORD NUMBERS GATHER TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF MARDI GRAS
05 March 2018
An estimated 300,000 spectators filled the streets to watch over 12,000 participants take part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community, the 40th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.
Complete Mardi Gras Party line-up revealed!
22 February 2018
Australia's LGBTQI Party of the year is on Saturday 3 March, 2018. It’s our tribe, our people… our time for excess. Expect big surprises, incredible DJs and entertainers, mind-boggling lighting and extraordinary theatrics… both on and off stage!
FAIR DAY KICKS OFF THE FABULOUS 40TH CELEBRATIONS FOR MARDI GRAS
13 February 2018
Fair Day returns to its home in Victoria Park in Camperdown on Sunday 18 February for a full day of entertainment and picnicking in the sun.
40 YEARS OF PASSION, PRIDE AND PROTEST ON SHOW AT MARDI GRAS’ MUSEUM OF LOVE & PROTEST
10 February 2018
A signature event for the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations, the Museum of Love & Protest, launches on Friday 16 February at the National Art School, Darlinghurst.
Hosts announced for Mardi Gras Parade on SBS!
08 February 2018
Magda Szubanski and Joel Creasey join Urzila Carlson and Patrick Abboud to host the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on SBS.
GOOGLE MARDI GRAS PARADE GRANT HELPS FUND 31 FABULOUS FLOATS
08 February 2018
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and supporting partner Google today announce the recipients of the second annual SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program.
40th Anniversary Mardi Gras Magazine on sale this week – here’s the cover!
05 February 2018
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary Magazine hits newsstands this Thursday and we LOVE the amazing cover!
Mardi Gras 2018 Party Anthems: 40 Years of Mardi Gras 2CD compilation
04 February 2018
Celebrate #MardiGras40 with the party album of 2018. Includes four decades of Mardi Gras party favourites and much-loved gay anthems.
MARDI GRAS ANNOUNCES THE 78ERS COMMITTEE
03 February 2018
Mardi Gras is delighted to have received eight nominations for the 78ers Committee, which will ensure that those members of GLBTQI communities who faced horrific treatment 40 years ago will have the opportunity to continue to contribute to the organisation’s future.
Planning for a Stress-Free Mardi Gras Party? Fair Play is Here to Help!
01 February 2018
2018 is the fifth year that Fair Play, an LGBTIQ community initiative to help partygoers understand their legal rights during the Mardi Gras season, will be helping Mardi Gras party-goers to party safely.
SISSY BALL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!
25 January 2018
For one night only, clubbers will be transported to a Vogue dancefloor born from the living history of New York’s underground Ballroom scene, featuring New York judge Leiomy, MC Dashaun, performances from MikeQ, Electric Fields, Quay Dash, Angel-Ho & more.
ABC TV premieres RIOT in February
22 January 2018
The highly anticipated telemovie RIOT about the first Mardi Gras march in 1978 will screen on ABC and ABC iview on Sunday 25th February at 8.30pm.
CHER TO HEADLINE 40th ANNIVERSARY MARDI GRAS PARTY
12 January 2018
You better BELIEVE it! This year’s Mardi Gras Party will be one for the history books!
Honouring our 78ers at the 40th Anniversary Mardi Gras Festival
09 January 2018
Each year Mardi Gras works hard to support the original 1978 Mardi Gras marchers – known as the 78ers – and in 2018 we're doing more to honour them than ever before.
Join the 40 Years of Volunteering Parade Float!
08 January 2018
We're looking for 40 volunteers from across our 40 year history to be a part of a very special moment in the Parade.
2018 Mardi Gras Parade will include 200 groups - more than ever before!
21 December 2017
On Saturday 3 March, we’re expecting the Mardi Gras Parade route on Oxford and Flinders Streets to fill to capacity with an estimated 300,000 spectators, watching and cheering on 200 groups involving approximately 12,000 participants.
MARDI GRAS 40th ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE PRE-ORDERS OPEN
21 December 2017
Mardi Gras has teamed up with ABC Magazines to produce a beautiful book-style magazine to celebrate 40 years of evolution.
Announcing our Queer Thinking line-up for 2018
20 December 2017
Leading thinkers and thought provocateurs, both national and international, from all walks of LGBTQI life will take to the stage for two exhilarating days of illuminating ideas, featuring queer writers, community leaders, panel discussions, talks, debate and personal stories.
New Years Eve rainbow waterfall heralds new dawn for equality
06 December 2017
A rainbow waterfall of fireworks will cascade from Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
MARDI GRAS AND GOOGLE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY FLOATS FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE
05 December 2017
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is proud to announce the return of a joint partnership with Google for the SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program in 2018.
Minutes of the 2016 SGLMG Annual General Meeting
04 December 2017
Minutes of the SGLMG Annual General Meeting held at ACON on Saturday 12 November 2016.
HIV/AIDS Remembrance Float to feature in the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade
01 December 2017
One of the Mardi Gras 40th anniversary Parade floats will be a remembrance to those that have died of AIDS-related illnesses.
WELLA PROFESSIONALS ANNOUNCES MAJOR PARTNERSHIP WITH MARDI GRAS
30 November 2017
OFFICIAL HAIRCARE PARTNER FOR MARDI GRAS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY
MARDI GRAS PARADE APPLICATIONS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH
30 November 2017
2018's 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade looks set to be among the most spectacular ever seen, with the number of float applications hitting an all-time high - and encompassing an incredible array of strong and stunning creative concepts.
NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
24 November 2017
Notice is given to members of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at ACON, Level 3, 414 Elizabeth St Surry Hills on 16th December 2017 at 11am.
Expressions of Interest – Company Secretary
24 November 2017
We are inviting interested persons to submit an expression of interest for the role of Company Secretary commencing in January 2018.
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.
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?