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Mardi Gras Parade marches fearlessly into the future
03 March 2019
A fearlessly fabulous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night with an estimated 500,000 spectators lining the streets and on the rooftops and balconies of Oxford Street to cheer on over 12,500 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community.
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Mardi Gras gets funding boost to bid for WorldPride 2023
01 March 2019
On the eve of the 41st annual Parade, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are excited to announce that their bid to secure the hosting rights for WorldPride 2023 has received a $192,000 funding boost from the NSW Government.
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Community Grants help fund 24 fabulous Parade floats
27 February 2019
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and supporting partner Google today announce the recipients of the third annual SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program.
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Mardi Gras is 100% carbon-offset thanks to Powershop
21 February 2019
For the first time, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras' largest events are 100% carbon-offset in 2019 thanks to a new partnership with Australia’s greenest energy retailer, Powershop.
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Become a member and WIN the ultimate VIP experience!
21 February 2019
We're on the lookout for new Mardi Gras members. Join us soon and you'll go into the draw to WIN 2 tickets to the Diamond Club VIP pre-Parade experience in Taylor Square - PLUS 2 VIP Party tickets!
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Know Your Rights and Stay Safe at the 2019 Mardi Gras Party
20 February 2019
Fair Play returns for its sixth year at Mardi Gras to help partygoers understand their rights and monitor police operations at Mardi Gras events.
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Mardi Gras' Queer Thinking program announced
18 February 2019
Queer Thinking, Mardi Gras’ program of talks that brings together trailblazers, provocateurs and thought leaders from across the world for two days of inspiring discourse returns to Carriageworks on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February.
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Mardi Gras brings the PARTY - 10 shows, 20 DJs, 5 dance spaces
15 February 2019
We proudly present a diverse and fearlessly queer entertainment line-up across the entire Mardi Gras Party.
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Share your #FearlessStories on Facebook & Instagram for Mardi Gras
14 February 2019
Facebook Australia has launched a new campaign and major partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
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SBS announce hosts for Mardi Gras Parade broadcast
08 February 2019
The 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is set to dazzle screens across Australia for another year on SBS.
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Sydney's rainbow crossing returns with pride
08 February 2019
Sydney's iconic rainbow crossing at Taylor Square in the heart of Sydney's LGBTIQ district is back, just in time for the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
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MASSIVE MUSIC LINE-UP AT MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY
04 February 2019
The biggest and best-loved free community event of the Mardi Gras season returns on Sunday 17 February with over 80,000 people expected to come together in Victoria Park in Camperdown for a day filled with live entertainment.
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Creative Community Access Program at the Mardi Gras Workshop
31 January 2019
This year we have a new Creative Community Access Program at the Mardi Gras Workshop.
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New Strategic Plan launched
24 January 2019
SGLMG's Strategic Plan for 2018/19 to 2020/21 was launched at the AGM on 27th October 2018. The new Plan sets out our Vison, Values, Goals and Strategic Priorities for the three year period.
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Mardi Gras Festival's arty party season of fearless fun
22 January 2019
This year’s fearless Mardi Gras arts program features an exciting mix of local and international queer performance, theatre, music, dance, burlesque, cabaret and the return of the fabulous Mardi Gras Festival Club.
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Action-packed lineup for Luna Park Family Fun Day
08 January 2019
Mardi Gras' Family Fun Day at Luna Park is back for 2019, with more live entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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2019 MARDI GRAS PARTY | VOLUNTEER PERFORMER AUDITIONS
21 December 2018
Have you ever wanted to perform at one of the biggest LGBTQI events of the year?
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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.
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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.
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Mardi Gras Parade Grants are back for 2019!
03 December 2018
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is proud to announce the return of our joint partnership with Google for the Mardi Gras Parade Grants program.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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
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2018 ANNUAL REPORT
03 October 2018
The 2018 Annual Report and a message from our CEO Terese Casu.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Save the dates: LGBTQI FESTIVALS ACROSS AUSTRALIA/NZ
18 July 2018
Mark your calendars! Australia's Pride Festivals are listed below, in order of dates for the rest of 2018 and early 2019.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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