It’s time to #ActForEquality

NSW has a special place in the history of LGBTQIA+ equality. It’s where the trailblazing 78ers bravely stepped out of the bars and into the streets in protest for the first Sydney Mardi Gras.  

And the NSW Parliament eventually followed, acting since the 1980s to strengthen our rights and protections under law. But the job is not finished, and the state is falling behind. 

Join Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Equality Australia and ACON as we call on the NSW Government to #ActForEquality.

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.