News and event updates

  • New partnership with oOh!media

    oOh!media becomes official Out of Home media partner for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023 oOh!media has become the official Out of Home media partner for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023 after signing an exclusive three-year partnership. The agreement comes as oOh! prepares to launch […]

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  • Our Fair Day 2022 lineup is here!

    FAIR DAY CELEBRATIONS KICK OFF THE 2022 SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL! Come one, come all to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day, proudly presented in partnership with American Express. The biggest and best-loved free community event of the season returns to Sydney’s picturesque Victoria Park on Sunday 20 February for an all-day rainbow adventure of community pride […]

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  • A More Inclusive Acronym and Flag

    Written by CEO Albert Kruger Please find below an explanation for the community acronym and pride flag that Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has adopted in our communications. We suggest our partners and allies use the same when talking to and about our communities. FROM LGBT TO LGBTQIA+: THE EVOLUTION OF OUR ACRONYM This […]

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  • Our New Premier Network Partner

    Telecommunications company Optus has been named as the Premier Network partner with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2022 and 2024,  and Sydney WorldPride 2023. Optus managing director marketing and revenue Matt Williams said: “It is thrilling to announce our support of Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023 at a time when embracing and […]

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  • Your 2022 Festival line-up is here!

    The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival makes a grand return this month (18 February – 6 March) with a jam-packed program of events, performances, exhibitions and community activities. The iconic queer Festival has revealed a stellar line-up of entertainment for its major events including Parade, Laugh Out Proud, Queer Art After Hours and […]

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  • An update on our 2022 Festival

     Last week the NSW Government extended the Public Health Order prohibiting singing and dancing until at least February 28. Because of this extension, Paradiso Pool Party, Kaftana Pool Party and Sissy Ball can no longer proceed as part of our 2022 Festival, and will be postponed to new dates in the coming months. Having the freedom to dance is […]

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  • An important update on Party 2022

    It’s with very heavy hearts we must advise that Party will no longer take place in 2022.  The team at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has worked tirelessly with NSW Health, the state government and venues at all stages of planning for our entire Festival, however Party is not operable under the state’s Public Health Order.  […]

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  • Creating Inclusive Workplaces

    Written by CEO Albert Kruger LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the workplace plays a vital role in making sure everyone feels safe and comfortable in bringing their whole selves to work. The beginning of a new work year marks a great opportunity to review your policies and ensure your workplace is doing everything it can to make […]

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  • 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

    THE YEAR TO RISE A MESSAGE FROM CEO ALBERT KRUGER Throughout 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to test our country, sending many of us into lockdowns and long periods of isolation. There is no doubt this has put incredible strain on our community and limited our opportunities to connect and celebrate, as we normally would. […]

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