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Sydney couple James Brechney and Stuart Henshall have become the first ever same-sex couple to legally marry at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. The couple got engaged on live TV moments after the marriage postal survey’s “yes” result was announced in November. And on Saturday night the couple got married on top …

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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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A 78er based in Wagga Wagga has invited new deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to march with him in this weekend’s Mardi Gras parade. Ray Goodlass, one of the protesters who marched in the first Mardi Gras protest in Sydney in 1978, said he was concerned about comments McCormack made in 1993 in which he …

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Singer Cher has touched down in Sydney ahead of the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this weekend. The gay icon arrived at Sydney Airport this morning, ahead of her performance at the Mardi Gras Party late on Saturday night. Mardi Gras chief executive Terese Casu said in a statement she was thrilled to …

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LGBTIQ-inclusive water polo club the Sydney Stingers will go head-to-head with some of Australia’s best male and female players at Water Polo NSW’s inaugural LGBTIQ Inclusion event this Friday. Facing down the Sydney Stingers will be Water Polo NSW’s team of “All Stars”, featuring six Rio 2016 Olympic greats and other elite players from the …

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Queensland-born singer Luke Antony will act as an ambassador for mental health and suicide prevention charity R U OK? at this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade. “I grew up in Townsville in North Queensland which is a small town, and my family is Christian, so we went to church every single Sunday,” Antony said. “I …

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Forty volunteers from Cairns Tropical Pride will represent north Queensland atop the festival’s first ever float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Organiser Kevin Scott said the float was a last minute decision for the festival’s organisers but they were overwhelmed with interest. “We decided around a table prior to Christmas that …

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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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There’s more Australian LGBTIQ stories available to watch than ever before this Mardi Gras season. ABC’s “Love Bites”, which premiered on the iView streaming platform today, is a collection of 10 short documentary films telling a range of queer local stories. Fez tells the story of Samoan-Australian entertainer Fez Fa’anana, who co-founded Brisbane burlesque group …

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The small town of Hay in rural New South Wales is set to hold its first Mardi Gras party next month to mark the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The Rainbow on the Plains Festival will comprise three all-inclusive events: a colourful street parade on Saturday, March 3 from 1pm, …

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