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Becoming Colleen Australian transgender documentary

Queer Screen has announced the full lineup for this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019, featuring screenings of more than 100 shorts and feature films this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. Festival Director Lisa Rose said this year’s event is asking cinemagoers to “Embrace Your Story”. “With this year’s program we are owning …

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Kim Petras

International pop star Kim Petras and Aussie dance stalwarts PNAU lead the first line-up announcement for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ after party next year. The two performers are the first two acts headlining next year’s Mardi Gras Party that earlier this year welcomed Cher to Australia to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of …

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Sissy Ball at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019

Australia’s biggest vogue competition, Sissy Ball, is returning to the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to celebrate Asia-Pacific’s LGBTQIA+ community. Inspired by New York’s iconic vogue ballroom scene, the event brings people together for a night of dance, music, and expressive freedom and celebrates ballroom’s endurance in queer culture. Sissy Ball made its …

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Riot Logie Nominations

ABC telemovie Riot has won three awards at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in Sydney on Wednesday night. The movie depicted the 78ers, the group of original Mardi Gras activists, and their fateful June 1978 march which was violently broken up by police. Fifty-three of the marchers were arrested, …

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Start planning your trip now, because next year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival lineup has been unveiled. Having celebrated their 40th anniversary this year, Mardi Gras says that the 2019 festival theme “Fearless” honours the LGBTIQ activism of the past, as well as a call to action to march fearlessly into the future. …

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A controversial push for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to ban the Liberal party and NSW Police from marching in the annual parade was defeated at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting at the weekend. Ahead of the AGM on Saturday, the Pride in Protest group said they wanted “to bring back the proud protest …

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Cher

Cher has said it was 1994 Australian comedy Muriel’s Wedding that sparked her love of ABBA. The singer has arrived in Australia for her concert tour, which begins in Newcastle tomorrow, and the singer is also promoting her new album of ABBA covers Dancing Queen. “This is the thing, in America I remember Waterloo, Mamma …

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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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