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Mar05

Mardi Gras hailed a success as 100s of 1000s gather to celebrate LGBTI pride

POSTED ON // Sunday, 05 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Mardi Gras hailed a success as 100s of 1000s gather to celebrate LGBTI pride

Not even the rain could dampen spirits as over 250,000 people took to Oxford Street on Saturday night to watch the annual Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.

 

Mar02

Malcolm Turnbull too busy for Mardi Gras

POSTED ON // Thursday, 02 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Malcolm Turnbull too busy for Mardi Gras

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced he wont be attending this year’s Mardi Gras Parade, ending speculation as to whether the once popular PM would make an appearance.

Mar02

LGBTI advocates call for Civil Unions in WA ahead of the election

POSTED ON // Thursday, 02 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

LGBTI advocates call for Civil Unions in WA ahead of the election

LGBTI advocates in WA are calling for all parties to support a civil union scheme for same-sex couples in the lead up to the next state election.

Feb28

Holden unveils Rainbow Ute for Mardi Gras

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Holden unveils Rainbow Ute for Mardi Gras

Holden have come on board as a sponsor for this year’s Mardi Gras and have announced the move to the general public by proudly displaying a photo of a rainbow ute on their Facebook page.

Feb28

Advocates defend rainbow flags in public spaces following Eric Abetz attack

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Advocates defend rainbow flags in public spaces following Eric Abetz attack

Advocates have rallied behind Commonwealth government and state agencies who are flying the rainbow flag as a symbol of LGBTI pride, following a bizarre attack by Liberal Senator Eric Abetz.

Feb28

Keep Sydney Open float recalls Oxford Street’s heydays

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Keep Sydney Open float recalls Oxford Street’s heydays

Dancers, drag queens and Oxford Street of days-gone-by are the centrepiece for a new float participant in this year’s Mardi Gras Parade.

Feb28

Rainbow flags are political and should not be hung in govt buildings, says Eric Abetz

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Rainbow flags are political and should not be hung in govt buildings, says Eric Abetz

Long-time opponent of marriage equality, former minister Eric Abetz, has come out against rainbow flags being hung in government buildings.

Feb28

Politicians highlight importance of Mardi Gras in NSW Parliament

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Politicians highlight importance of Mardi Gras in NSW Parliament

Ahead of this weekend’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, Independent MP and Co-Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich took to parliament to reiterate the significance of the celebration and discuss marriage equality with a cross-section of representatives from across the political spectrum.

Feb27

Moonlight wins best picture but La La Land announced by mistake

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Moonlight wins best picture but La La Land announced by mistake

In one of the most surreal moments in Oscar history presenters Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway announce the wrong movie as the winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture.

 

Feb27

Politics in the Pub talks marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 27 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Politics in the Pub talks marriage equality

Get ready to hear from the big guns as the  Equality Campaign plays host to a  ‘Politics in the Pub’ event this Tuesday to unpack the current landscape around marriage equality.