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?
"With the end of the year fast approaching us, I wanted to reach out with a reflection on how it’s all gone and where we’re going in 2021."
Thank you to all members who took part in the Annual General Meeting for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras via Zoom on Saturday.
We reaffirm that we stand openly in support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
A range of LGBTQI+ community projects across Australia will receive grants of up to $10,000 each as part of the third annual ANZ and Mardi Gras Community Grants program.
Sydney based rapper JamarzOnMarz and rising Canberran star Aya Yves are two emerging LGTBQI+ artists selected to join ARIA Award-winning Montaigne on stage.