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Jodi Clark Art Exhibition

Jodi Clark Art Exhibition
Clark's exhibition is an all-encompassing experience that challenges heteronormativity through varying gender roles and sexual identities.

Gareth Ernst The Drawing Room: Seven Works

Gareth Ernst The Drawing Room: Seven Works
Martin Browne Contemporary presents The Drawing Room: Seven Works, an exhibition showcasing a new body of work by Sydney artist, Gareth Ernst.

What's Your Piece in the Puzzle?

What's Your Piece in the Puzzle?
Explore Mardi Gras' colourful history with a curated display and collaborative puzzle activity.

Rainbow Family Storytime

Rainbow Family Storytime
Storytellers and educators use books, songs, dancing and craft to celebrate diversity.

'Rainbow Evolution' Art Exhibition

'Rainbow Evolution' Art Exhibition
Join the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation for the launch of 'Rainbow Evolution – Anarchy to Acceptance' – an exhibition of artworks produced by the participants of BGF’s 2017 Art Phoenix program.

HEARTBREAKER SYDNEY

HEARTBREAKER SYDNEY
Heartbreaker Sydney partners up with Lemons with Twist to celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary with an exclusive cocktail and dance party over 2 floors of the iconic Oxford Hotel.

DRAG BRUNCH - Sundays

DRAG BRUNCH - Sundays
SUNDAYS just got fabulous!

FAG TAG

FAG TAG
We've had so much fun with thousands of our new best friends who helped us Fag Tag the Sky Terrace rooftop bar over the past 2 years that we’re returning this year for a special Fag Tag event.

THICK 'N' JUICY

THICK 'N' JUICY
Join the THICK ‘N’ JUICY party family in Sydney to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras with a massive Sunday party, serving high-profile local and international DJs / performers and hundreds of sexy friendly men from around the world!

SWAGGER RNB & HIP HOP PARTY!

SWAGGER RNB & HIP HOP PARTY!
Swagger is the gaylord of the gay, gay-friendly and friendly gay scene. It’s huge in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and each year we throw a giant party on Mardi Gras parade night.
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Culture Up Late: Another View

Culture Up Late: Another View
A provocation for the curious, Culture Up Late turns the Australian Museum inside out.

The Sydney Queer Erotic Festival

The Sydney Queer Erotic Festival
The Sydney Queerotic Festival is a full day clothes-on festival of over 20 workshops and performances exploring different aspects and variations of queer eroticism.

Rainbow Recycle

Rainbow Recycle
Bramm Lindentree is an artist, writer and performer with a passion for the unusual.

Activists Show & Tell: How to Change the World Panel + Q&A with 78er Julie McCrossin

Activists Show & Tell: How to Change the World Panel + Q&A with 78er Julie McCrossin
Hosted by Julie McCrossin, in conversation with activists Betty Hounslow, Teddy Cook, Sally Rugg and Imam Nur Warsame. In a special panel for the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, journalist and 78er Julie McCrossin takes a look at LGBTQI activism in Australia from radical liberation and protest in the 70s to the fights we’re fighting today. Julie will be joined in conversation by a number of activists sharing their stories and photos, talking about the issues that matter the most to them and the ways in which they’re changing and have already changed the political landscape of Australia

Change for All? Feminism and the LGBTIQ Movement

Change for All? Feminism and the LGBTIQ Movement
Moderated by Sarah Maddison, with panelists Robyn Laverack, Nayuka Gorrie, and Anna Hush This panel will explore the role of women and feminist politics in building the LGBTIQ rights movement in Australia today. The discussion will bring together the voices of some very different experiences in these struggles, including Mardi Gras pioneer Robyn Laverack; Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman and queer writer Nayuka Gorrie; and young feminist campaigner Anna Hush, together in conversation with University of Melbourne political scientist Sarah Maddison. From the gay liberation movement to the queer politics of today, this panel examines the intersections of feminism, queer, trans*, race, age and Indigenous sovereignty, taking up the most pressing questions of how we can do better as a movement that is committed to justice and equality for all.