Feeling lonely? New funding for QLife means they’ll have your back whenever you need them

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Lockdown and Covid was rough for literally everyone around the world, so there’s no surprise a few of us struggled. A lot of us struggled. And sometimes it felt like there was nowhere to turn to. Thankfully though, in those dark times and feelings of extreme isolation, loneliness and other thoughts and feelings, there were […]

Brisbane Queer Film Festival is back this March 11-21

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Featuring a program of bold, defiant and refreshingly authentic queer storytelling by and for the queer community, the annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival’s back for 2021. Taking place at New Farm Cinemas, the festival program is made up of 14 features, 3 shorts sessions, 6 documentaries, with 17 Queensland premieres, and 3 Australian premieres, and special presentations of […]

Gay theatre for Mardi Gras: what to see at Giant Dwarf Theatre this March

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Launching on Wednesday, 3 March the Giant Dwarf Theatre is inviting you to experience their 2-week program, Queer Hub, supporting the work made by the LGBTQIA+ community.  Their new Queer Hub program presents the opportunity for diverse artists to explore their talents and share their works in a colourful array of storytelling, cabaret, comedy and performance art. See scheduled performances below: […]

Celebrating the day it was okay to be gay

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is celebrating 40 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria, with the powerful Bending the Bars exhibit, showing at Old Melbourne Gaol running alongside the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Curated by Andrew Gaynor, Bending the Bars tells a story of fighting for equality through text, images and original artwork.  The exhibit stands in contrast against the walls of the City […]

3 popular gay pool events to go to this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021

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Sun’s out. Guns – and everything else out – and there’ll be hundreds of others to enjo the view. Welcome to the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras pool party at the ivy, right in the heart of town. Thanks to the partnership again of Absolut Vodka and Merivale, throwing their celebratory might behind […]

Gay Brisbane: what to do this Mardi Gras 2021

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Go to WET DECK this 7 March for Mardi Gras gayness. Why? Because W Brisbane and ENN are making a splash at Mardi Gras weekend with an epic recovery pool party. Complete with drinks, hot bodies and sunshine, it’ll all be happening against the backdrop of phat beats from COLADA by DJ ENN that will be whipping out […]

LGBT+ theatre entertainment for Mardi Gras in Sydney: Darlinghurst Theatre Company launches Darlo Sessions

The Darlo in Sydney is redefining what the theatre can be for for audiences and performers. And no time like the present with the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras upon us. Known for removing barriers, the company will be launching ‘Darlo Sessions’ on Friday, 26 February over three weekends to introduce a lush new way to experience Australia’s live […]

Where to watch the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year

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Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is going to take on a different look in 2021. The parade’s put on a new look, the venues are hosting different levels of events (none) and the people won’t be as thick on the ground as they have been over the course of the past 40+ years. […]

No parade, no worries: How you can celebrate spirit of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

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Sydney’s doing Mardi Gras differently this year. No parade officially means no worries; Merivale and Absolut Vodka are stepping-in. Score a package by Merivale – huge Sydney hospitality group – to celebrate pride and diversity in style with a fabulous line-up of drink, dine and stay options on Saturday 6 March. Complete with cocktails, festivities, […]

What to do in Sydney this Mardi Gras

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Because life, Mardi Gras this year will be different. In response to the pandemic and to ensure they’re providing safe spaces for the community to come together, this year’s Mardi Gras festival will look different than it has in the past. Here are four new events to look forward to: LAUGH OUT PROUDFriday 26 February, […]

A Night in Paris at Beresford Sundays in Sydney

Paris is camp and now the Beresford is serving itself as its rival. Welcome to a Night in Paris at Sydney’s Beresford by Merivale. It’ll be gay. It’ll be colourful. It’ll be new and exciting and it’ll be happening weekly from now. Partnering with Absolut as they’ve done for many Pride activities in the past, […]

Let’s get gay: POOF DOOF’s HALLOQWEEN Bloody Banquet feat. Kitty Glitter at ivy

Sydney’s ivy, right in the heart of town, is hosting a Halloween bash worthy of getting excited about – Halloqween! Yas. A 3-hour jam-packed haunt will serve you a seated service event and show, with food by Totti’s, a costume extravaganza, and red carpet arrivals. It’ll be camp. There will be a full line-up of […]