The past three years have seen Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras flourish and adapt through a range of challenges and opportunities including the COVID-19 pandemic, harsh political and social attacks and the chance to welcome the world Down Under for Sydney WorldPride.
News and event updates
Mardi Gras Community Awards 2023
Celebrating the shining stars of the 2023 Festival.
Trans rights are human rights
Being a good ally means being an ally for good.
Mardi Gras Parade route added to the NSW Heritage Register
Key city roads that have forged the path of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade since 1978 are being recognised for their state significance by the NSW Government.
2022 Annual Report: United We Shine
I’m proud to present to you the 2022 Annual Report, available to read here.
Creating a Community of LGBTQIA+ Leaders
Queer leadership aims to dismantle these conventional principles, demonstrating that leadership can be a collective effort to inspire, and drive, positive change. Leadership as a collective effort has the capacity to foster stronger community bonds and a sense of belonging which traditional leadership lacks. It brings about a shared vision and a sharing of decision making which traditional, autocratic structures of leadership lack.
Sydney WorldPride 2023 program revealed!
On the 44th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and to announce the Sydney WorldPride 2023 program, nearly 1,000 Sydneysiders have created a giant human Progress Flag on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. The colourful display sends a message of welcome to the world as we gear up to […]
Pride is all year round
Pride Month and Mardi Gras shouldn’t just be isolated moments in time of celebration, they should be treated as catalysts for continued support for the LGBTQIA+ movement. The battle for equality is far from over, and the message of pride should be heard year-round.
Design with Mardi Gras
This Pride Month we’ve teamed up with Canva to bring you ‘Design With Mardi Gras’. To win a 12-month Canva Pro subscription, a $100 Canva print voucher and a Canva merch pack, show us what you’ve got and design a social media post or story inspired by our upcoming 44th anniversary, Festival, Parade or anything that celebrates the beauty and diversity of our LGBTQIA+ communities!