The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras live Saturday 6 March 6pm AEDT on SBS On Demand or catch the full parade at 7:30pm on SBS and NITV.

Everyone is having to do things a little bit differently this year, and the Mardi Gras team is no different.
Rita Ora to head a star-studded line-up including Electric Fields, G Flip and Montaigne.
"Transitioning has enabled me to be open to (unconditional love). God loves me just as I am. This is how he created me."
Looking for inspiration ahead of the March SCG parade? We've got you covered.
Throughout the early years of gay liberation, activists largely used the pink triangle to identify themselves and the movement. The symbol stood out when worn,...

Queer Love in Colour

We celebrate the voices of emerging queer writers in this special memoir collection curated for Mardi Gras.

The journey to parenthood for this Asian Australian gay man was a dance with swirling papers.
Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and having an ethnic background has its own demons to battle but I don’t think I could have picked a more amazing supporter...
"I was black. I was gay. I was living in bloody Adelaide!"
The life of a teenager, especially a closeted one, is filled with confusion – dance was one thing that always made sense.
I thought that everyone had just made a huge mistake, that I had somehow been incorrectly labelled a boy by some doctor.
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Queer Love In Colour

More stories from emerging LGBTIQ+ voices. 

Vin. My gentle giant, my confidant, the only person to whom I’d let my queerness slip.
On paper my dad and I should have been at odds. My dad had lived in this small country his whole life. He was a tradie and high school woodwork teacher. A big man...
Playing football had become a way of keeping up appearances. I found guys were hesitant to challenge my sexuality if they saw I was participating in the same...
Throughout my late teens and early 20s, the first response I usually got when I came out to people was, ‘What does your family think?’
When tackling dysphoria, the solutions often only comprise of hormones and gender affirming surgery. For many trans people, these are not viable options due to...