We’re planning the future of our Mardi Gras festival, and your stories inspire us. We want to hear them!

We have a question for you. Think back to your favourite LGBTQI+ event experiences.

What was the best event you’ve been to, and why did you love it so much?

It might be a recent event, or one from long ago. It could be a big Parade or Party, or a small gathering. Perhaps the event where you met your partner or new friends? Was it the first event where you were ‘out’? A Mardi Gras event or something else… one you went to locally or overseas? A concert, a protest, or a conference? What did you love about it?

We’d love you to share your story with us. Email us here and tell us about your favourite LGBTQI+ event experience.

In return, the five Mardi Gras members with the most inspiring event stories will each receive a $250 WISH Gift Card. This Gift Card is redeemable in store and online at Woolworths, BIG W, BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Cellarmaster and in participating stores at Caltex/Woolworths. For Gift Cards Terms & conditions, visit woolworths.com.au/giftcard

We’re looking forward to reading about your favourite LGBTQI+ events as we plan to make the future of Mardi Gras as inclusive and awe-inspiring as possible. We have a lot to look forward to!

The closing date for entries is 11.59pm AEST on Sunday 30 August. The contest’s Terms & conditions are here.

Not a Mardi Gras member yet? Join our Mardi Gras family here.