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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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Sydney Pride Festival

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras The organisers have given a sneak peek at a giant new inflatable art installation to be set up in Taylor Square later this month. Sydney’s Taylor Square to mark four decades of the event. The inflatable art installation – titled 40 Years of Love – will tower three storeys …

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Two of the lead actors from ABC TV movie Riot have received Logie nominations for their roles in the gay rights drama. Damon Herriman, who played gay rights activist Lance Gowland, has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Actor category, while actress Kate Box scored a nomination for Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of …

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Cher has announced her first Australian tour in more than a decade, and her fans are thrilled. This September and October, the singer will be bringing her Here We Go Again Tour to arenas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth. The tour will kick off at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday September …

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Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria will come to Brisbane in June to perform a jazz concert. DeLaria achieved overnight stardom with her role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the hit Netflix prison drama Orange is the New Black, but DeLaria has been a multi-talented comedian, actress, and jazz musician for decades. …

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Mature Women

Community group Lesbians Incorporated is offering grants of up to $1000 each for projects around the country that support lesbians or queer women. Lesbians Inc is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that advocates for and supports all lesbians and queer women including those who are transgender, non-binary, bisexual, queer or asexual. Since 2000, the group has …

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Malcolm Turnbull Cher

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said people were “very mean” to Cher after she took a controversial photo with him at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras earlier this month. The singer, who headlined the Mardi Gras afterparty, subsequently apologised to fans after some criticised her for posing for the snap. Turnbull told radio …

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