Sydney WorldPride Festival theme

This is a calling.

A calling to gather in person or online and participate in this global movement.

It is a time to listen deeply, learn, take action, protest and party.

We invite you to participate in a gathering and conversation, celebration and ceremony.

A time to dream.
Imagine the future we want and demand it.
For some, a time to step aside, making sure there is an abundance of space for everyone.
New voices. New dreams.
A time for new perspectives and possibilities.

Our city will open its arms wide and welcome everyone to be themselves and dream big.

It will be the first WorldPride to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
It will be playful and profound.
An invitation to speak out.
To look within and be proud.

It is dancing all night.
It is ripping the wound open.
It is healing.
It is a huge exhale of glitter.
It is non-stop laughter alongside heartbreak and injustice.
It is about what is possible when we amplify ourselves and each other.
This is a calling to amplify what is important to you whilst ensuring that others can turn their volumes up.
When we listen, deeply, what might we hear that we otherwise may not have heard?

Our Visual Identity

Sydney WorldPride’s logo and festival artwork was directed by First Nations artist Jessica Johnson, also known as Nungala Creative“Creation of the new logo and artworks for Sydney WorldPride was inspired by my belonging to a big, multigenerational queer First Nations community and our extended family. We embody intersectionality and I wanted the design to express that through the vibrancy, colours and textures,” she says. “Each and every aspect reflects a sense of movement like light and shadows cast through nature, the trees and water. The tactile, hands-on, textural aesthetic is a nod to the nostalgic tools of our predecessors and an era of people power and protest definitive in our existence today. The electric colour palette draws from the Rainbow Eucalyptus tree and all the wondrous magic our country has on offer.”  



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 the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.