Passion and pride will take over the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 6 March - the Mardi Gras Parade remains a beacon of hope, a vehicle for protest and the ultimate display of LGBTQI+ creativity.
Courtney Act, Joel Creasey, Narelda Jacobs and Zoë Coombs Marr return to host this year’s history-making global event live and exclusive Saturday 6 March on SBS and NITV.
From the phenomenal Parade to poignant talks, dazzling nights of live performance and visual feasts of fancy, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival returns in 2021 with a glittering program of events.
Mardi Gras is looking for a costume assistant to assist in the creation of this seasons costume for the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras and Facebook Australia announce the launch of a new initiative to support hospitality venues, small businesses, and LGBTQI+ artists and performers around Australia.
With recent updates to restrictions on gatherings and dancefloors, it has become clear that we will be unable to stage a range of events you might typically see during the Mardi Gras Festival.
From a comedy gala showcasing Australia’s funniest LGBTQI+ talent to an insightful series of talks held by queer thought leaders, here's four enticing events confirmed for February!
"Mardi Gras gives a lot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from different communities right across the country an opportunity to come down to Sydney and be together."
"I enjoy being a part of something that creates experiences that foster communities in a welcoming and supportive way."
"God, I love a dancefloor. Dancefloors are a sea of happy. They are a beautiful and joyous place where everyone’s just smiling and dancing and enjoying being with each other."
"I was 17 when I went to my first Mardi Gras Parade... there was a whole community out there and I wasn’t alone."
It is with great regret that we share that Fair Day will not take place in 2021 and instead will return on Sunday 20 February 2022.
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The final Express Yourself – Queer Discovery showcase will feature performances from multi-award-winning electronic duo Electric Fields and folktronica singer-songwriter Gordi.
Have you ever wanted to perform at the biggest LGBTQI+ event of the year?