Friday 19th February 2021

6:30 pm

Sydney Town Hall

483 George Street

Sydney CBD 2000

Wheelchair Accessible
Auslan Interpreted Performances

BUTCH will strut into the Sydney Town Hall after the Mardi Gras flag-raising ceremony on February 19 from 6pm. 

Expect your favourite celesbian emcee, Australia’s best gender-defying designers showing their latest threads and all shades of queer entertainment including burlesque, kings and music. 

Plus a parade featuring community models who embody the attitude, energy and aesthetics of butch.


6.00pm BUTCH BIZ - showcasing businesses who create and produce for queer folk. 

7:30pm BUTCH DESIGNER RUNWAY – featuring Australia’s best masc and andro designers for all people. Including: local butch fashion icons Shane Avenue and CharlieBoy and more to be announced!

9:00pm BUTCH COMMUNITY RUNWAY – celebrating butch style, bodies and identities in all their rich diversity. Self-curated by you, to show-off your strut and swagger! Registrations open Wednesday 13 January.

Entertainment to be announced. 

BUTCH is an Auslan Interpreted Event. 


We invite you to bring your sexy swag and style to BUTCH. Help us express butchness in all its diversity by showcasing your unique butch fashion, energy and creativity on the runway! 

We are offering 24 places to community models and are looking for BUTCH people from all backgrounds.  

If you are selected you will strut the runway in your own unique style.  You will bring the ideas and we will work with you on music, movement and video content to make your 2 minutes in the spotlight incredible. 

Think you have what it takes? Learn more and apply here.

By defying gendered aesthetics, BUTCH expands the possibilities for women and gender diverse people of all abilities, ages, cultures, sizes and backgrounds. We are committed to accessibility and encourage inclusion for all people. 

If you have any questions about participation or would like to discuss access needs please contact us at lipslesbians@gmail.com

BUTCH is presented by Lips Events and FEM Presents and supported by City of Sydney.