News and event updates

  • 2022 Annual Report: United We Shine

    I’m proud to present to you the 2022 Annual Report, available to read here.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Queer Thinking Live: IDAHOBIT 2022

    Mark your calendars! This International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), 17 May, we’re joining forces with Sydney WorldPride, Meta Australia and Olay Australia to bring you Queer Thinking Live.

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  • Hybrid work environments are a haven for LGBTQIA+ wellbeing

    Mental Health and Wellbeing is an undeniable issue that has been misunderstood in the business world – until recently. Since the impact of COVID-19, there’s been a shift in focus, for companies and staff, towards people-centric policies.

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  • Celebrating the 2022 Mardi Gras Community Awards

    The 44th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival was one for the history books. This year we brought back some of the community’s most-loved events including Fair Day, our fan-favourite Pool Parties, Queer Art After Hours, Laugh Out Proud, Sissy Ball, Laneway, and of course, Parade. Putting on one of the world’s biggest LGBTQIA+ […]

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  • We rose for equality and look what we achieved!

    This time last year, we pledged to Rise for Equality, and ensure that the legacy of the 78ers continues to live on. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have been proud to support Equality Australia’s campaigns and together, our community has taken huge strides in protecting and progressing LGBTQI+ rights. Our community has stopped the […]

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