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Mardi Gras gives planet a shimmery glimmer of hope and goes green

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There is arguably no more a glittery or gay an event than that of the topless men, drag queens and colourful parade goers at Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mari Gras. This year though, offers something different. Revellers are trading in their sparkly rainbow stripes for something a little more eco-friendly with event organisers revealing that the major event is going green. Sydney Mardi Gras has not only committed to phasing out glitter (shock), but balloons and single-use plastic water bottles from their major events, too. When talking to The Sydney Morning Herald, Terese Casu, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras chief executive revealed, “we used to bring in about three tonnes of glitter from China.” “That goes in the gutter, it ends up in our oceans, our fish eat it, you find it in crab shells and oysters. We must be responsible and make really urgent changes,” she said. Production manager, Liz Carter, is joining the campaign helping many of the parades iconic floats “go green” by encouraging the use of LEDs, lanterns and fluorescent lights. “You have to think about the environment. Every festival has a carbon footprint and everyone has to think about that,” she said. For those looking for an equally shimmery environmentally friendly option, there are plenty of options available such as BioConfetti or Glitterazzi. See more at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras website.

Queer stand-up comedy series launches 17 January

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There are a lot of comedy options out there, but none quite as gay as what’s coming in 2019. In association with Dekkoo Films, a bunch of gays will take to the stage for a stand-up comedy explosion that is OUT On Stage. It’s the latest instalment of the outrageously hilarious, diversely queer, stand-up comedy series hosted by Zach Noe Towers. It’ll be released on 17 January 2019. The gay comedy series features an eclectic lineup of renowned LGBTQ stand-up comedians, like Jonathan Rowell, Brendan Scannell, Casey Ley, Julian Michael, Irene Tu, JaredGoldstein, Raneir Pollard, Kyle Shire, Jordan Pease, Chris Bryant, Eric Hahn, DanielWebb, Joe Dosch, Gloria Bigelow, Anthony Desamito, Janine Brito, A.B. Cassidy and Zach Noe Towers. See more at their website.