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78ers gather on 40th anniversary of first Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras protest

The New South Wales Police Force has apologised for historical violence against the LGBTIQ community on the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras march in 1978. That night, their celebratory Mardi Gras parade was violently broken up by police and 53 of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly shamed in the media. …


Brace yourself for one hell of a birthday bash when Australia’s most spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride paints the town rainbow this March. A sea of glitter is set to shower Oxford St for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday 3 March, as Australia’s biggest pride party raises a glass of bubbly …


By Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University Jennifer, who signed up to the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) in 1979, told me that “until I joined the Army, I had no awareness of gay people. I had no awareness that I was gay, I didn’t know that world existed.” This changed dramatically within a number of …

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.