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Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall Boone, known to friends as Peter and Bon

The groundbreaking work of one of Australia’s first political organisations for gay and lesbian people, CAMP Inc, will be recognised with a special award next month. The Honour Awards is an annual fundraising benefit held in Sydney which celebrates outstanding service and achievements in New South Wales’s LGBTIQ community. CAMP Inc, otherwise known as the …

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Mick Fuller

A group of ’78ers have heard New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller deliver an apology for the police violence that marred the original Mardi Gras march on June 24, 1978. That night, the marchers held a celebratory parade that was violently broken up by police. Fifty-three of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly …

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Sydney mardi gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has unveiled a three-storey high art installation to celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary. June 24 marked 40 years since the first ever Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration-turned-protest, and last Friday Mardi Gras and City of Sydney on Friday unveiled 40 Years of Love, a vibrant inflatable art …

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78ers

By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s largest annual celebration of LGBT+ people and one of Australia’s biggest single tourist attractions. An estimated 300,000 people turned out for the 2018 parade in March, highlighting just how mainstream LGBT+ culture has become here. And only four months …

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Superstar Cher made a surprise appearance in the crowd at the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday night. The longtime gay icon was the headline performer at the Mardi Gras afterparty on Saturday night and organisers had hinted she may make an appearance during the parade as it moved along …

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Can’t make it to Sydney for Mardi Gras? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel are inviting everyone to come together to watch the parade live on the big screen in the venue’s Lounge Bar this Saturday night. The venue are throwing a Mardi Gras party that evening, with shows by drag performer Miss Synthetique and special guests at …

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First Nations people will lead this year’s historic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The organisers of the First Nations float say their inclusion highlights their proud Indigenous history and their present day fight for equality. As Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, this year also marks the 30th anniversary …

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As the historic 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras approaches, the ABC has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming LGBTI rights telemovie Riot. The movie will follow a group of activists who were part of Sydney’s first gay rights organisation CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) NSW and the landmark protest on …

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Cher The Musical

Cher has all but confirmed she will be headlining Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary celebrations in March next year.

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