What Matters


The theme for Mardi Gras 2020 is... WHAT MATTERS!

Mardi Gras started in the spirit of protest, and it is in that spirit we want you to tell us WHAT MATTERS!

We've come so far, and we know there's so much further to go together.

WHAT MATTERS to you? What are you willing to fight for? Who will you fight for, and what are you going to do?

Acknowledgement of the First Nations land that we meet on. Affirming trans and gender diverse identities. Respect for the pioneers of the past, having the big conversations of today, inspiring the leaders of the future. Shining a spotlight on LGBTQI rights across the Asia-Pacific region. Inclusion, empathy, sustainability, belonging.

Across the festival there are countless opportunities to share what is important to you. From art parties, to thought provoking panels, to chance meetings on crowded dance floors, take these Mardi Gras moments to focus on WHAT MATTERS right now for LGBTQI people.

Together, we create the community we live in, and united we can fight for the issues that matter to us. Make your voice heard about WHAT MATTERS.