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POOF DOOF Welcome Party

POOF DOOF Welcome Party
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ARE YOU READY FOR AN INTERGAYLACTIC POOF DOOF WELCOME PARTY THAT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD!?

ROCKET NO.9 TAKES OFF FOR PLANET POOF DOOF ON 22ND FEBRUARY AHEAD OF DOOF’S EPIC ANNUAL ENTRANCE IN THE SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE.

TRAVEL IN LIGHT YEARS WITH US ON A DANCE FLOOR ADVENTURE TO THE STARS WITH THE BEST IN HOUSE AND TECH SOUNDTRACKING YOUR JOURNEY.

WE WELCOME ALL SPACE PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE EARTH WHO ARE VISITING THE HARBOUR CITY TO OUR INTERGAYLACTIC POOF PARADISE!

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POOF DOOF - Big Gay Boat Party

POOF DOOF - Big Gay Boat Party
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AHOY LAND LUBBERS, POOF DOOF’S ANNUAL BIG GAY BOAT PARTY ABOARD THE GLASS ISLAND IS BACK TO SET SAIL IN SYDNEY HARBOUR ON FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY FROM 5PM SHARP!

LAST YEAR’S SUNSET CRUISE SOLD OUT AND WITH ONLY 500 TICKETS AVAILABLE DON’T BE LEFT ASHORE WITH HOMO FOMO!

SEASIDE SOUNDTRACK BY:

DOPPELGANG (NL)
DJ Dom de Sousa
Jawbreakers (MEL)
Jonny Marsh
DJ Jason Conti (MEL)
DJ Sveta VS Estée Louder
TROY BEMAN
WILLO

PERFORMANCES BY DRAG SUPERSTARS:
Polly Filla
Jimi The Kween
Faúx Fúr
+ MORE!!!

CURATE YOUR CREW, BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW AND WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE LOVE BOAT!

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW >>> bit.ly/BigGayBoatParty2020

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Roaring '20s Party: 100 Years of Queer Culture, Arts & Expression

Roaring '20s Party: 100 Years of Queer Culture, Arts & Expression
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Berlin. 1920s. Where sexuality transgressed cultural norms and individuality was celebrated. Female impersonators, people of all sexualities and classes came together to celebrate their ability to express themselves.

100 years later and we are seeing a resurgence into the legacy crafted from the spirit of the 1920s. In many ways since the 1920s we have digressed backwards before we have come forwards. Marlene Deitrich put androgyny on the map when she wore a top hat and tuxedo, whilst Drag queen Harry S. Franklyn graced audiences in her gracious flapper attire.

Step back in time as we celebrate 100 years of queer culture through the lens of art, music and fashion.

Exclusive champagne party at Billich Gallery, The Rocks, in support of ACON and the pursuit for HIV prevention.

Proceeds going to ACON, NSW’s leading HIV and sexuality and gender diverse health organisation. Proceeds from this event will support ACON’s health programs and inclusion initiatives. Learn more about ACON here: www.acon.org.au

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SPARK Annual History Walk

SPARK Annual History Walk
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Join us for SPARK’s Youth History Walk this Mardi Gras season!

Well before Oxford Street became the Gay Golden Mile, King’s Cross was the centre of Sydney’s gay nightlife. How did the community grow and why was there a later move to Oxford Street? Along the walk down King’s Cross and Oxford Street, we will be revisiting Sydney’s LGBTQ history with stories about important bars and venues that carved out spaces for members of the community in those early days, and the legacy of the first Mardi Gras in 1978.

Commentary will be by former gay activist and community historian, Robert French, who has been leading history tours for over 30 years, often in conjunction with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. He has also published on homosexuality in Colonial and mid-20th Century Sydney.

The walk will take roughly 90 minutes. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and wear some sun screen on the day.

This event is for people of diverse sexualities and genders aged 26 years and under.

Mariah Carey GLITTER film screening

Mariah Carey GLITTER film screening
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One night only! Mariah Carey's fabulous film GLITTER is screening for Mardi Gras 2020, digitally restored for the big screen.

The Mariah Carey story: A young singer, after making it big, is forced to choose between the love of her DJ boyfriend who helped her ascend to stardom, and success.

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Bear Bar

Bear Bar
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Sydney's small gay bar for Bears and their friends has supersized for Mardi Gras and pops up in the main bar of the Burdekin Hotel on Oxford street for a week of fun and games. Expect comedy & drag, pool & pizza plus great party nights with some of the best Australian and International DJs.

Appearing at Bear Bar for Mardi Gras 2020 are comedian Dean Arcuri, popular London DJ LCB and Sydney based DJ Hamo who'll also be spinning at the Mardi Gras Party.

Join the friendly crowd at Bear Bar for eight action packed days including a special Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party on Feb 29th. This will be the place to be this Mardi Gras, everyone welcome ...not just Bears!

Open Saturday, February 22nd to Saturday February 29th. Visit BearBar.com.au for all the event details!

Diva Party

Diva Party
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After the Mardi Gras Parade, come celebrate the music of the divas!

DJ Ray Isaac making you dance and sing to the anthems of Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears & MORE! over two levels of the Oxford Hotel.

Come dressed up as your favourite DIVA and dance to celebrity DJ Ray Isaac's selection of hit Diva Songs.

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Sex (and Drugs) Lecture

Sex (and Drugs) Lecture
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Understanding drugs in social and sexual lives

Substance use has long played a role in the social and sexual lives of gay, bisexual and queer men. Dr Max Hopwood and Dr Kerryn Drysdale from the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW will present the fourth annual Sex Lecture, drawing on insights from the Crystal, Pleasures and Sex between Men research project on gay, bisexual and queer men who use crystal methamphetamine for sex. The lecture will be followed by an expert panel who will discuss how we can better encourage practices of safety and care for people who use drugs for sex or socialising in our communities.

This is a free public lecture, delivered by the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW. Tickets are $0 to attend, but attendees must register via our Eventbrite page here.

Introduction: Emeritus Professor Gary W. Dowsett
Gary Dowsett, PhD, FASSA, is Emeritus Professor at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW

Event MC: Scientia Professor Carla Treloar

Panellists include Leon Fernandes, Joël Murray and Suzie Hudson.


Leon Fernandes is a harm reduction and adult educator for over 20 years, with intimate knowledge of illicit and injecting drug use and its relationship with sex.

Joël Murray is a queer person living with HIV. Their experience is both professional, having worked as a Senior Policy Advisor on the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’, and personal, having the lived experience of substance use and supporting people who use substances in the context of sex.

Dr Suzie Hudson is an accredited mental health Social Worker, with over 20 years’ clinical experience, and is the Clinical Director at NADA as well as maintaining a private counselling and clinical supervision practice.

Spice Night in Parramatta

Spice Night in Parramatta
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These four international comedy stars are the new sound of the Asian century. Breaking the rules and queering the mic from Mumbai to Manila, these out-proud-and-hilarious performers are furiously funny and hot, hot, hot.

Featuring Singaporean YouTube star Hirzi Zulkiflie (Hirzi and Munah), the Queen of Malaysian Comedy Joanne Kam (The Boom Boom Room), India’s only out gay stand-up Navin Noronha, and Filipino-Australian shooting star Margot Tanjutco.

Coming from countries where homosexuality still is or until recently was criminalised, these jokers are sharp and salty, and pack more punch than a pound of pepper. It should be illegal to be this funny, not this gay.

Spice up your night with the camp, cutting edge of global comedy.

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#homosapiens Exhibition

#homosapiens Exhibition
The #homosapiens Exhibition pursues an interrogation of the human body as a ‘site’ of intimacy. Starr’s works revisit the Sexual Revolution of the 1970s, 80s and 90s that critiqued gender roles, gender politics and gender stereotyping.

Explore Oxford Street with Wonder Mama Walking Tour

Explore Oxford Street with Wonder Mama Walking Tour
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Join Sydney's Super-Hero Diva and Glambassador of Love and Equality as she takes you on an exploration of Oxford Street - Sydney's LGBT Hub!

From Hyde Park we will go on foot to visit a series of fabulous LGBT entertainment venues, shops and landmarks in the gay hub of Sydney! Slide Bar, House of Priscilla, The Oxford, and much more! We'll discuss facts and tidbits of each place as well as a brief history of venues new and old! We'll do some shopping pitstops and even stop at Swiss Bakers if you want a coffee or snack! Lots to do darlings!

During the tour Wonder Mama will also give a run down of the world renowned Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade which she herself has participated in numerous times! The tour will end near Taylor Square at the delightful Sydney Rainbow Crossing where you can stay to take photos and then depart the tour to grab dinner or enjoy a drink at a number of the bars open for happy hour!!

$5 from every individual booking during Mardi Gras Season will be donated to The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation.

THICK 'N' JUICY

THICK 'N' JUICY
Join the THICK ‘N’ JUICY party family in Sydney to celebrate Mardi Gras with a massive Sunday party, serving high-profile local and international DJs / performers and hundreds of sexy friendly men from around the world!
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