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24 Floats share how they’re being ‘FEARLESS’ at this year’s parade!

200 associations, groups and organisations feature in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade.   $66,000 in grants to 24 individuals, community groups and not-for-profit organisations will assist in taking their parade entries to new heights of artistic creativity thanks to Google’s community grants.   Recipients were officially announced today.

“From a stunning Rainbow Thylacine by the only community-run LGBTQIA organization in Launceston, to The Institute of Many’s passionate celebration of fearless love, the recipients of these grants each have a powerful message that we’re looking forward to seeing on Parade night,” said Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO, Terese Casu. “With the support of Google, and through our own philanthropic fundraising, we’ve been able to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to LGBTQI non-profit and community organisations in this program over the past three years”.

Google’s Tea Uglow said, “Mardi Gras is only as awesome as the people it represents. We are delighted that for a third year Google can help grass-roots LGBTQIA communities amplify the epic (and sparkle) of their Mardi Gras floats.   Google proudly affirms and supports LGBTQIA people and their allies and we’re excited to continue our partnership with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.”

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Fair Day: 80,000 people, 200 stalls and the official opening of the MG Season!

Mardi Gras Fair Day, the biggest and best-loved free community event of the season, returns on Sunday 17 February with over 80,000 people expected to come together in Victoria Park in Camperdown for a day filled with live entertainment, over 200 stalls, and food and drink outlets.   2019 will see the all new Doggywood and Sports Village and the official Fair Day After Party extravaganza at the Seymour Centre.

“Fair Day is such a special event for the community,” said Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu. “It is a loud, proud and welcoming celebration of community spirit and connectedness and a wonderful opportunity for the LGBTQI Community, their friends, families and supporters to come together and enjoy a blissful day of fun, food and festivities.”

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Romeo & Juliet: The Gender Swap

Romeo and Juliet explores the theme of forbidden love, so I wanted to look at the text in terms of what’s still often considered forbidden love today,” says Director, Amanda Crewes.  “That brought me to our current, very cloudy view on same sex relationships.  I wanted to determine whether changing the gender changed our view on this love story.” Continue reading Romeo & Juliet: The Gender Swap