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Watch the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

There's a new theme, epic performers, plus plenty of exciting events planned for LGBTIQ+ Australians of all ages.
Courtney Act will be joining the lineup of hosts.
"Volunteering formed the basis of my drive and passion to give back to the community which looked after me so very well. It made me feel included."
"Sydney will have the only rainbow-shaped rainbow crossing in the world!”
There are 197 floats in this year's Sydney Mardi Gras Parade - and we've got the full lineup.
This year, news presenter Narelda Jacobs, comedian Joel Creasey and The Feed’s Patrick Abboud will be joined by local comedian Zoë Coombs Marr to host coverage of...
In 1988, Aboriginal South Sea Islander Malcolm Cole re-enacted the arrival of the First Fleet in a boat of black sailors, pulled by a white man.

What Matters? Mardi Gras 2020

What Matters to you?

Celebrating the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras' theme of 'What Matters?'.

"You have to think deeper about why we vogue and do what we do, how we get to these spaces of fearlessness that are so athletic."
"He's watching, he's dancing upstairs with his disco ball".
In 1988, Aboriginal South Sea Islander Malcolm Cole re-enacted the arrival of the First Fleet in a boat of black sailors, pulled by a white man.
“I think drag kings are so essential because they directly subvert binary roles.”
My art has not only empowered my voice, but served as the catalyst for self-reflection and a gentle interrogation of long-held views.
"The funeral industry is generally conservative, but we don't all live conservative lives."
Looking for inspiration ahead of this weekend's parade? We've got you covered.

Past festival highlights

Can't make the parade? Here's the best of the Sydney Mardi Gras festival. 

This year's Queer Thinking program offers a platform to discuss issues including colonisation, class, prohibitive medical costs and the impact of Sydney's lockout laws...
More than 10,000 people will march in the Sydney Mardi Gras next month with hundreds of thousands cheering them on. But there's another Mardi Gras that you've...
The kids featured in the documentary 'Gayby baby' have authored a new children's book telling the story of a brother and sister who dress up as their favourite...
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