2017 festival theme: CREATING EQUALITY

Our Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival theme for 2017 is:


By its very definition, EQUALITY ensures everyone is treated fairly and equally - and no-one is discriminated against for their sexuality, sex, gender identity, race, beliefs, age or abilities.

Mardi Gras has a proud 39-year history of highlighting and fostering rights and equality for LGBTQI individuals and communities. In 2017 we’ll celebrate all that has been achieved, and shine our spotlight brightly on ways we can work together to eliminate discrimination and prejudice in all its forms.

Throughout our spectacular Mardi Gras Festival we’ll showcase our amazing LGBTQI diversity and difference, and unite in CREATING EQUALITY by highlighting areas in which we’re still not treated equally.

2017’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras events are happening 17 February – 5 March. Stay tuned for all the details!