CAN I ENTER THE PARADE?

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is a platform for LGBTQI individuals, groups and organisations to celebrate who they are and to communicate a message; and non-LGBTQI individuals, groups and organisations to communicate a message of support for LGBTQI people.

1. Eligibility for the Parade falls into the following two categories:

A. LGBTQI’s

An Entry by a LGBTQI person, a group primarily involving LGBTQI people or an LGBTQI organisation. All LGBTQI organisations must be able to prove they are a LGBTQ organisation whose main aim is to serve or include the LGBTQI community.

B. Non-LGBTQI

An Entry by individuals or organisations that are not part of the LGBTQI community that supports and/or celebrates the rights, achievements, culture and aspirations of the LGBTQI community. These Entries must communicate a clear message of support or celebration relating to the LGBTQI community and must not use an abbreviation of LGBTQI. The Parade is not a way for everyone to sell themselves and what they do. Non-LGBTQIs should have a crystal clear message of support for the LGBTQI community.

2. Entries must not be discriminatory, homophobic, racist, sexist or breach any defamation law. Entries will not be accepted from organisations who have demonstrated sexism, homophobia or other forms of discrimination either in the parade or in their general business.

3. Entries will need to provide a creative statement and reference images to give the Parade Team a clear indication of the artistic ideas and production values. Entries will also need to include specifics such as a drawing of 4 sides of the vehicle, layout of marchers, and provide wording of signs etc.

This information will be used to help entries realise their creative potential and deliver the best possible viewing experience for attendees.

4. Entries must meet the messaging, operational, safety and sponsorship guidelines set out by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. SGLMG reserves the right to refuse participation to entries that have breached Parade regulations in previous years.

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