Tag: Women

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.

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.

Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service Since World War II

Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service Since World War II

In November 1992, the Australian government overturned a longstanding ban on gays, lesbians and bisexuals serving in the Australian Defence Force. Transgender service would continue to be banned until September 2010. Yet, LGBTI people were serving in the military long before these milestones, with a range of experiences.

To commemorate 25 years since lifting the LGB ban, this exhibition showcases the history of LGBTI military service in Australia since World War II. The exhibition brings together photographs, objects, documents and the life stories of current and former service personnel to explore how LGBTI Defence members navigated their lives in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force. The exhibition includes tales of lesbian subcultures, witch-hunts targeting homosexuals for expulsion, kamp men in Papua New Guinea, participation in Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and the changing Defence approaches to LGBTI service.

This exhibition derives from a larger research project on the history of LGBTI military service and is being co-sponsored by the Australian Lesbian and GayArchives and Sydney Pride History Group.

Queerstories: Western Sydney

Queerstories: Western Sydney

Go west this Mardi Gras with Sydney’s favourite LGBTQI storytelling night. Join host Maeve Marsden and an eclectic line up of stars and strangers at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta for a night of our city’s queerstories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour.

The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community.

In its usual home in Redfern, Queerstories has been selling out every month for over a year, bringing storytellers from all walks of life to the stage. Funny, moving, surprising and engaging, the stories from Queerstories are also available on the podcast.

 

This event is Auslan interpreted. This Western Sydney special event is presented by Riverside Theatres.

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday

Relax at a luscious summer picnic in Enmore Park. Bring your kids, your dogs, your friends and a picnic lunch as we lounge about in the summer sun. Acoustic musicians, laid back DJs and chillout tunes will serenade us as we live our best damn lives. We’ll have a Mocktail bar and platters of fresh fruit – all for free. All LGBTIQ women are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your swimmers for the nearby Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre.

This event is part of ACON’s #TalkTouchTest breast cancer campaign, and we would love to see you there.

Click RSVP for more details.

Forty Years of Femme

Forty Years of Femme

Sydney Femme Guild is delighted to produce 40 Years of Femme, a celebration of 4 decades of Femme history in Sydney during the 2018 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

A fundraiser for Sydney Femme Guild and the inaugural event signalling a new era of growth for the Guild, the night will be an exploration and celebration of Femme identity - raw, sassy, strong, proud, dangerous.

The night will be set to explore the many faceted aspects of femme identity, lifestyle, desire, pleasure, and beauty from within. Featured Femme performers will grace the stage with their own stories of Femme experience in the form of burlesque, spoken word, artistic expression and demonstrations. 

In addition, we will be hosting an exhibition of Femme as Fuck images - telling a story of pride and history from the many diverse Femmes in our beautiful LGBTQI community over the past 40 years!

The Bedlam Cabaret - Mardi Gras Edition

The Bedlam Cabaret - Mardi Gras Edition

bed·lam {bedlÉ™m} noun “a scene of uproar and confusion”

The Rogues are back at the famous Red Rattler Theatre for a fearlessly rainbow-flavoured edition of The Bedlam Cabaret, presented as part of the Sydney Gay Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival!

Showcasing exciting new and emerging Sydney performers alongside the city's coolest established artists, this is the pre-parade shindig you know you want - we're turning up the heat, and the talent, to get us in the mood for the party.

Nine local and international performers will take to the Rattler’s stage for an almost anything goes show. Highlights include the incomparable performance artist Marlena Dali; the dazzling burlesque wonder that is Kael Murray (Star Wars Strips Back); Ben Noir, star of the Paris Burlesque Festival, the risque talents of Curly Fries (The Leftovers Collective); Nerdy Comedian Debbie Zuckerman and international drag king sensation Poppy Cox, direct from Berlin.

Hosted by the one-and-only James ‘Breko’ Brechney, Bedlam Mardi Gras Edition will be a madcap, multi-genre, queer-themed cabaret blending burlesque, drag and song with circus, comedy and seriously sizzling performance art.

Discounted tickets for Mardi Gras Members!

Queer Families Documenting Stories of Adversity, Diversity and Belonging

Queer Families Documenting Stories of Adversity, Diversity and Belonging

One of the distressing consequences of the marriage equality survey was the reminder that some people view queer sexuality and family life as incommensurable. Yet the marriage debate also prompted the documentation and dissemination of highly moving stories of queer belonging within Australian families. Associate Professor Christy Newman from the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health (CSHR) will review a number of qualitative research studies conducted at CSRH in which LGBTQ+ participants provided rich accounts of what family means to them and how they have overcome continuing prejudices to forge a sense of resilience and belonging in the context of family life.

Supported by Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

Register to attend here.

Rainbow Run Sydney

Rainbow Run Sydney

Come and join the award winning event that welcomes everyone. Walk or run the 2km, 4km or 6km course around the beautiful Sydney Park. Wear a colour from the rainbow (prizes for best fancy dress) .. but be warned we have our infamous drag queens who have water pistols and aren’t afraid to use them! To help you through the course we have our International DJ SVETA pumping out her amazing beats.

A fun day out for all the family for such a current cause for our community. All proceeds go to the hard working, policy changing Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

RUN FOR LOVE!

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

GiRLTHING Mardi Pardi 2018: Vaults of Heaven

It's Judgement Day
How will you arrive? 
Evil or angelic, devilish or virtuous? 

Snatch and Grab Presents… GiRLTHING MARDI PARDI 2018: Vaults of Heaven

3 Rooms / 30+ acts /sold out 8 consecutive years!

March 3 / 9pm - 3am / The Metro Theatre

Tickets on sale now HERE on Ticketek

Go to GIRLTHING's Facebook page for more details about GIRLTHING events!

Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Heaps Gay Pardi Gras

Indie Westie Party Starters Heaps Gay are transforming Manning Bar in Chippendale into an a party spectacular! An all immersive and inclusive festival of music, art and performance featuring local aussie acts across 3 stages! Indoor and Outdoor vibes! Expect the unexpected yo! Check them out on Facebook for more deets and line up info!

www.facebook.com/heapsgayparties

Proudly In Love - Cancelled

Proudly In Love - Cancelled

APOLOGIES - EVENT CANCELLED

PROUDLY IN LOVE is Australia's first same sex wedding festival and expo that celebrates love, bringing together the finest and most sought-after wedding suppliers, unique venues, hotels and destinations along with the best entertainment, design, living and luxury travel. The inaugural event will be held at the iconic Fox Studios on Sunday, 25 February 2018. Across 150 stands, as part of the 2018 Mardi Gras Festival’s 40th Anniversary, PROUDLY IN LOVE will curate an expo that will inspire, influence and motivate you and the LGBTQI community to celebrate your love, and plan your wedding at your own dedicated event, so come and get LovedUp! www.proudlyinlove.com.au

Rebellion and Subversion: 40 Years of Queer Art

Rebellion and Subversion: 40 Years of Queer Art

A celebration of 40 years of queer art in Australia showcasing works by over 20 LGBTQI artists who have created sexy, thought provoking, stylistically varied works that subversively engage with the politics of identity, community and activism from 1978 to now.

The works range across painting, drawing, prints, posters, photography and multimedia. The exhibition highlights the role of queer artists in changing societal attitudes, subverting the politics around LGBTIQ and contributing to queer culture.

Artworks featured include those by renowned photographers such as William Yang and C. Moore Hardy and contemporary artists such as Lisa Anderson, Kim Leutwyler and Tina Fiveash. There is the opportunity to see works by artists David McDiarmid and Frances Phoenix, who contributed to the first Mardi Gras exhibition at Watters Gallery in Sydney in1978; as well as to be introduced to lesser-known, later generations of queer artists.

The exhibition also includes rarely seen photographs, posters and imagery from the 1970s and 1980s reflecting the fight for LGBTIQ rights, including the first Mardi Gras.

The exhibition has been curated by artists who participated in the first Mardi Gras.

Opening Night Wednesday 21st February, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Opening night has been supported by Young Henrys, Wicked Foods, Pyrmont Cellars and Flavours Events + Catering.