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Mardi Gras bids for WorldPride 2023

Posted on 08 Jun, 2019
Mardi Gras bids for WorldPride 2023
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras today announces our formal bid for WorldPride 2023!

Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu is stepping down

Posted on 07 Jun, 2019
Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu is stepping down
Terese Casu is stepping down as CEO of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in her fourth year in the role.

An update about our Community Consultation

Posted on 14 May, 2019
An update about our Community Consultation
What's in our name?

Remembering Daphne Dunne

Posted on 13 May, 2019
Remembering Daphne Dunne
A very special friend of Mardi Gras passed away recently aged 99.

Remembering Ron Austin

Posted on 13 Apr, 2019
Remembering Ron Austin
The Board and staff of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras express their sadness at the death of legendary 78er Ron Austin. Ron passed away on the morning of April 13 at the age of 90.  

Consulting Our Community About Our Name - Thank You

Posted on 10 Apr, 2019
Consulting Our Community About Our Name - Thank You
THANK YOU to everyone who attended Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ Community Consultation Forum at the Eternity Theatre in Darlinghurst on Sunday 7 April.

Mardi Gras Board Condemns Stoning For Gay Sex

Posted on 06 Apr, 2019
Mardi Gras Board Condemns Stoning For Gay Sex
The Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has welcomed the Australian Government’s condemnation of the announcement by the Sultan of Brunei that Brunei will introduce death by stoning for gay sex and adultery.

Consulting Our Community About Our Name

Posted on 05 Apr, 2019
Consulting Our Community About Our Name
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is holding public consultations to understand the views of members and the wider community about our name. Your questions about the upcoming SGLMG Community Consultation are answered here.

Board Associate – Risk Specialist and WHS specialist

Posted on 01 Apr, 2019
Board Associate – Risk Specialist and WHS specialist
The Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified candidates for the volunteer role of Board Associate.

The 2019 Mardi Gras Awards

Posted on 28 Mar, 2019
The 2019 Mardi Gras Awards
The annual Awards recognise excellence across our season of events, honouring those individuals and groups among us who go above and beyond to make the festival extra special.

We want to hear from our communities

Posted on 27 Mar, 2019
We want to hear from our communities
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras aims to be a vibrant and inclusive showcase of everyone under and over the rainbow.

Mardi Gras Parade marches fearlessly into the future

Posted on 03 Mar, 2019
Mardi Gras Parade marches fearlessly into the future
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.

Mardi Gras gets funding boost to bid for WorldPride 2023

Posted on 01 Mar, 2019
Mardi Gras gets funding boost to bid for WorldPride 2023
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 funding boost from the NSW Government.

Community Grants help fund 24 fabulous Parade floats

Posted on 27 Feb, 2019
Community Grants help fund 24 fabulous Parade floats
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and supporting partner Google today announce the recipients of the third annual SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program.

Mardi Gras is 100% carbon-offset thanks to Powershop

Posted on 21 Feb, 2019
Mardi Gras is 100% carbon-offset thanks to Powershop
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.

Become a member and WIN the ultimate VIP experience!

Posted on 21 Feb, 2019
Become a member and WIN the ultimate VIP experience!
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!

Know Your Rights and Stay Safe at the 2019 Mardi Gras Party

Posted on 20 Feb, 2019
Know Your Rights and Stay Safe at the 2019 Mardi Gras Party
Fair Play returns for its sixth year at Mardi Gras to help partygoers understand their rights and monitor police operations at Mardi Gras events.

Mardi Gras' Queer Thinking program announced

Posted on 18 Feb, 2019
Mardi Gras' Queer Thinking program announced
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.

Mardi Gras brings the PARTY - 10 shows, 20 DJs, 5 dance spaces

Posted on 15 Feb, 2019
Mardi Gras brings the PARTY - 10 shows, 20 DJs, 5 dance spaces
We proudly present a diverse and fearlessly queer entertainment line-up across the entire Mardi Gras Party.

Share your #FearlessStories on Facebook & Instagram for Mardi Gras

Posted on 14 Feb, 2019
Share your #FearlessStories on Facebook & Instagram for Mardi Gras
Facebook Australia has launched a new campaign and major partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

SBS announce hosts for Mardi Gras Parade broadcast

Posted on 08 Feb, 2019
SBS announce hosts for Mardi Gras Parade broadcast
The 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is set to dazzle screens across Australia for another year on SBS.

Sydney's rainbow crossing returns with pride

Posted on 08 Feb, 2019
Sydney's rainbow crossing returns with pride
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.

MASSIVE MUSIC LINE-UP AT MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY

Posted on 04 Feb, 2019
MASSIVE MUSIC LINE-UP AT MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY
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.

Creative Community Access Program at the Mardi Gras Workshop

Posted on 31 Jan, 2019
Creative Community Access Program at the Mardi Gras Workshop
This year we have a new Creative Community Access Program at the Mardi Gras Workshop.

New Strategic Plan launched

Posted on 24 Jan, 2019
New Strategic Plan launched
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.

Mardi Gras Festival's arty party season of fearless fun

Posted on 22 Jan, 2019
Mardi Gras Festival's arty party season of fearless fun
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.

Action-packed lineup for Luna Park Family Fun Day

Posted on 08 Jan, 2019
Action-packed lineup for Luna Park Family Fun Day
Mardi Gras' Family Fun Day at Luna Park is back for 2019, with more live entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

2019 MARDI GRAS PARTY | VOLUNTEER PERFORMER AUDITIONS

Posted on 21 Dec, 2018
2019 MARDI GRAS PARTY | VOLUNTEER PERFORMER AUDITIONS
Have you ever wanted to perform at one of the biggest LGBTQI events of the year?

Call for Proposals: Queer Development Program

Posted on 14 Dec, 2018
Call for Proposals: Queer Development Program
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

Posted on 12 Dec, 2018
PNAU and Kim Petras first artists announced for 2019 Mardi Gras Party
Multi award-winning Aussie dance stalwarts PNAU and pop sensation Kim Petras lead our first 2019 Party line-up announcement.

Mardi Gras Parade Grants are back for 2019!

Posted on 03 Dec, 2018
Mardi Gras Parade Grants are back for 2019!
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.

Community Parade Float Collaborations and Workshop Update

Posted on 30 Nov, 2018
Community Parade Float Collaborations and Workshop Update
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!

Posted on 02 Nov, 2018
A FEARLESSLY FABULOUS 2019 PROGRAM!
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras returns in 2019 with a program that marches fearlessly into the future.

Results from 2018 Annual General Meeting

Posted on 29 Oct, 2018
Results from 2018 Annual General Meeting
Mardi Gras Board members elected at AGM | Motions passed at our AGM will be put to the Board

Mardi Gras 2019 tickets are on sale now!

Posted on 12 Oct, 2018
Mardi Gras 2019 tickets are on sale now!
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

Posted on 10 Oct, 2018
AGM Items of Business and Candidate Statements
Annual General Meeting Items of Business and Candidate Statements for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited and Mardi Gras Arts

2018 ANNUAL REPORT

Posted on 03 Oct, 2018
2018 ANNUAL REPORT
The 2018 Annual Report and a message from our CEO Terese Casu.

Supportive 78ers at the Invictus Games

Posted on 27 Sep, 2018
Supportive 78ers at the Invictus Games
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

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018
ANZ and Mardi Gras announce inaugural recipients of national LGBTQI community grants program
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

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018
Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd and Mardi Gras Arts Ltd
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!

Posted on 10 Sep, 2018
Be ready for Mardi Gras 2019 - become a member now!
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

Posted on 30 Aug, 2018
Jobs available at Mardi Gras
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

Posted on 24 Aug, 2018
Reaching rural and regional 78ers
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!

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018
Mardi Gras 2019 Festival Event Registrations Now Open!
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

Posted on 09 Aug, 2018
Police Commissioner apologises to 78ers
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

Posted on 01 Aug, 2018
Launching First Nations Rainbow
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.

Save the dates: LGBTQI FESTIVALS ACROSS AUSTRALIA/NZ

Posted on 18 Jul, 2018
Save the dates: LGBTQI FESTIVALS ACROSS AUSTRALIA/NZ
Mark your calendars! Australia's Pride Festivals are listed below, in order of dates for the rest of 2018 and early 2019.

Help us make 2019’s Parade even more spectacular!

Posted on 20 Jun, 2018
Help us make 2019’s Parade even more spectacular!
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’

Posted on 13 Jun, 2018
Transforming Taylor Square with ’40 Years of Love’
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.

Congratulations to Pride in Diversity's 2018 Employers of the Year

Posted on 29 May, 2018
Congratulations to Pride in Diversity's 2018 Employers of the Year
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

Posted on 17 May, 2018
ANZ and Mardi Gras open LGBTQI community grants program
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

Posted on 27 Apr, 2018
The 2018 Mardi Gras Awards
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?

Posted on 24 Apr, 2018
Board Update: Looking ahead – what’s next for 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.