News and event updates

  • 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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  • Today is World AIDS Day

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was formed in 1978 when the police violently descended on a street festival bravely celebrating gay rights when homosexuality was still illegal. From that day forward, the Parade became a yearly fixture where the LGBTQI+ community would unite to fight prejudice, celebrate our community and call for equality. In […]

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  • Mardi Gras has enjoyed a fantastic partnership with SBS

    Mardi Gras has enjoyed a fantastic partnership with SBS over the last eight years and while this chapter is coming to a close, we are proud of all we have achieved together. Each year through our partnership and the Parade broadcast we have been able to connect with hundreds of thousands of people across the […]

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  • Sydney Mardi Gras comes home to the ABC

    The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will be broadcast on ABC Radio and ABC Television from next year in a three-year deal announced today. The ABC has also been given broadcast rights to WorldPride, to be held in Sydney in February and March 2023. ABC Managing Director, David Anderson said he was delighted […]

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  • Mardi Gras comes to Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) have joined forces for a fabulous Super Saturday vaccination drive at Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre this Saturday. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations will be available between 5-10pm with the LGBTIQ+ community and its allies, eligible to get vaccinated in an effort to ensure […]

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  • Mardi Gras Parade returns to the Sydney Cricket Ground

    A dazzling display of pride and self-expression will descend on the Sydney Cricket Ground once more as Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announces the return of their world-famous Parade on Saturday 5 March, 2022. The Mardi Gras Festival will make a grand return next year from 18 February – 6 March 2022. Bigger and […]

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  • NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS

    Photo by James D Morgan/Getty Images AMERICAN EXPRESS BECOMES PRINCIPAL PARTNER OF SYDNEY MARDI GRAS AND SYDNEY WORLDPRIDE American Express will today commence an exclusive three-year principal partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Additionally, the company will partner with Sydney WorldPride in 2023 – tipped to be the largest event held in Sydney […]

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  • CEO Updates – September

    THE LATEST NEWS FROM SYDNEY MARDI GRAS. Hi everyone, I can’t quite believe September is almost gone. We’ve had such a busy and productive month and I’m really excited to share what’s been happening at Mardi Gras HQ. I also wanted to express my optimism about the roadmap out of lockdown unveiled this week. Even […]

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  • CEO UPDATES – ONE NATION’S BILL

    JOIN US TO STOP ONE NATION’S BILL Earlier this week the NSW Parliament’s education committee handed down its report into One Nation’s education bill, and as expected, it’s bad news for our communities.  One Nation’s proposed bill threatens to harm trans and gender diverse students by denying their existence and preventing teachers and counsellors from […]

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