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A large contingent of Queenslanders were among the 12,000 participants in the 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade last Saturday night. Organisers said an estimated 300,000 people lined Oxford Street as the city filled with rainbows for the annual event. Brisbane LGBTIQ swim team Aqualicious’ Mardi Gras float was titled “Let’s get …

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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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Priscilla is back where she belongs – in the Imperial Hotel at Erskineville. The venue where parts of the famous movie Priscilla: Queen of the Desert were filmed, fell into disrepair and faded out of the spotlight. But Fraser Short and Scott Leach, who bought the run-down pub for $6.5 million in August 2015, have …

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Queer viewers have paid emotional tribute to Australia’s pioneering Mardi Gras protesters “the ’78ers,” depicted in the ABC’s TV movie Riot on Sunday night. The movie follows some of the key figures, including Lance Gowland and Marg McMann, who were part of Sydney’s first gay rights activist group CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) NSW and …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has confirmed that pop superstar and LGBITQ icon Cher will headline the official 2018 Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, March 3. Described as the Goddess of Pop and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Cher’s exclusive Australian performance firmly places this year’s Mardi Gras Party as …

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