Sydney WorldPride 2023 Early Bird Tickets!

Excited about Sydney WorldPride 2023? With hundreds of events across the city, including Bondi Beach Party, Domain Dance Party, and the return of the Mardi Gras Parade to Oxford Street, there is something for the entire LGBQIA+ community to enjoy.

Early bird tickets go on sale at 09:00 AEST on Monday 11 July. Join the Sydney WorldPride mailing list to get early access to your favourite events.


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Poland LGBTIQ people at pride march

Polish court rules "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped

The Polish appeals court has ruled that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped, the verdict has been welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy.

"LGBT-free zones" seek to ban what local authorities see as the promotion of homosexuality and other minority sexual identities, especially in schools.

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Canberra locals at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2022.

Census leaves out LGBTIQ Aussies

Anna Brown the CEO of Equality Australia has called out the Australian Government for one again leaving out LGBTIQ Aussies.

“The release of census data gives us fascinating insights into the diversity of the Australian community – what we believe, what language we speak at home, rates of chronic disease, and other key demographic data that will inform crucial decisions about what services are provided to communities, and where.

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Self-Collected Cervical Screening Tests, a huge step forward

New Self-Collected Cervical Screening tests are a huge step forward in privacy and inclusion for transgendered and gender-diverse people.

Cervical screening checks for the presence of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause cervical cancer.

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Istanbul Pride marches kissing

Istanbul Pride, banned by the Turkish government

Over 350 people have been released after being arrested at Istanbul Pride, which had been banned by the Turkish government. 

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Bushdance is back | Saturday 19 Nov 2022

Bushdance is Canberra’s largest LGBTI event and is back after serval COVID-filled years!

Held at the Yarralumla Woolshed, it is a fun night of dancing with people of all flavours.

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Highly virulent HIV found in the Netherlands

Researchers say that a highly virulent variant of HIV has been silently circulating in the Netherlands, likely for decades.

The variant still responds to conventional treatments and its spread appears to have declined in recent years. 

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The keepers of a rich LGBTIQ history

Many older lesbians sought out invisibility, they called each other “friends” or “career girls” or “not the marrying kind.”

These terms worked as camouflage and helped many women feel safe during a time where their sexuality wasn’t accepted.

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LGBTIQ rights in Rwanda

LGBTIQ rights are protected on paper in Rwanda, but discrimination and homophobia persist.

“From today, I no longer want to be called your mother, if you don’t want to change you can leave my house and come back when you are a transformed person, when you are a man.” Chris (not his real name) a queer transgender person from Rwanda recalls the words of their angry mother. That was the last time Chris interacted with their mother. She chased Chris away and, from then on, they had to fend for themself.

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Your loneliness is a gift. Stop ignoring it. 

Loneliness is an awful emotion to experience, may me a gift as well.

The thoughts, feelings and beliefs we have about loneliness makes us feel like a failed human. Even reading an article in a magazine about loneliness can have us wrestling with some uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.

If that’s you: thank you for starting to read this article. I’m proud of you. Simply reading this has taken some courage. Even if you’re ‘lonely curious’, I want to say hi and thank you for reading these words.

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FUSE62 — Be Your Own Role Model

IN THIS ISSUE: Cover: Dylan Mooney, Reflections Of A Young Indigenous Artist. The Rise Of The Queer Superhero. Australian Cold Case Reveals A Wave Of Antigay Violence. Cancel Culture Is Here. 2020 Covid-19 + U. NSW Eases Gay Blood Donor Restrictions. Birth Certificates Break From Gender Binary Norms. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and more.

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2022 Capital of Equality Grants.

The ACT Government’s Capital of Equality Grants Program are open and supports projects to create a fairer, more inclusive Canberra for LGBTIQ+ people.

Eligible organisations and individuals can apply for grants of between $2,000 and $40,000 to support LGBTIQ+ communities..

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10 Years of photographing Mardi Gras

Capturing Sydney’s Mardi Gras is always such a highlight for our team of photographers at Getty Images, many of whom have been covering the event for many years.

Pulling together this particular collection for Mardi Gras has been such fun – each of these images are just so incredible, especially because I know how challenging it can be for our team to capture the parade in all its glory. 

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