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Magda joins SBS's Mardi Gras coverage1

Magda joins SBS's Mardi Gras coverage

By Matt Akersten 29th Jan, 2015

SBS will again film at the Sydney Mardi Gras parade and edit together a program for the following evening - with Magda Szubanski joining last year's hosts Tom Ballard and Patrick Abboud for the show.

Pauline Pantsdown & Paul Mac for Mardi Gras' Queer Thinking

Pauline Pantsdown & Paul Mac for Mardi Gras' Queer Thinking

By Same Same 28th Jan, 2015

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have confirmed political provocateur Simon Hunt - the man behind Pauline Pantsdown - and music mainstay Paul Mac for the annual day of Queer Thinking on Saturday 21 February.

Join in the action at Midsumma Sports Festival

Join in the action at Midsumma Sports Festival

By Dean Arcuri 27th Jan, 2015

A huge turnout for the Spikers Midsumma Volleyball tournament bodes big things for the Team Melbourne Sports Festival this weekend.

What does Midsumma mean to you?

What does Midsumma mean to you?

By Dean Arcuri 26th Jan, 2015

The Midsumma Community forum is on tonight. This is your chance to help shape the festival's future.

Meet your MPs at NSW's LGBT election forum

Meet your MPs at NSW's LGBT election forum

By Same Same 22nd Jan, 2015

The New South Wales state election is scheduled for Saturday 28 March, and a coalition of LGBT organisations have planned a Q&A-style evening of talks next month with local MPs on issues close to our hearts.

Lots on for Melbourne's Australia Day Weekend!

Lots on for Melbourne's Australia Day Weekend!

By Dean Arcuri 22nd Jan, 2015

There's so much happening in Melbourne during the Australia Day weekend. Here's our handy guide!

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Party safe and know your rights this Mardi Gras

By Matt Akersten 22nd Jan, 2015

As Sydney gets set for its big gay party season, the Inner City Legal Centre in association with ACON and Mardi Gras are taking steps to make sure partygoers understand their legal rights.

WATCH: Midsumma's record-setting snow globe challenge!

WATCH: Midsumma's record-setting snow globe challenge!

By Dean Arcuri 21st Jan, 2015

It was a record-setting Midsumma at the Carnival Sports Precinct, thanks to a large number of snow-globes and some eager shakers!

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Sydney's early-morning party venue forced to close

By Matt Akersten 21st Jan, 2015

Sydney's best-known morning after-party venue on Oxford Street has abruptly ceased trading.

Panti Bliss is coming to Mardi Gras!

Panti Bliss is coming to Mardi Gras!

By Matt Akersten 21st Jan, 2015

Ireland's most inspirational drag queen public speaker is coming to join us for comedy shows in Sydney this March - and will also walk the Mardi Gras Parade, leading the brand new Irish Australian float.

Gay bull-riding movie bucks tradition - but are rodeos cruel?

Gay bull-riding movie bucks tradition - but are rodeos cruel?

By Matt Akersten 20th Jan, 2015

Queer Screen has announced its showing an award-winning documentary about gay rodeos in this year's Mardi Gras Film Festival - but the idea of rodeos is upsetting many who believe they are brutal to the animals involved.

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Midsumma launched with "best Carnival in years!"

By Dean Arcuri 19th Jan, 2015

With a record turn-out of colourful people, Sunday was a fantastic day of pride and celebration as the Midsumma Festival was officially launched for 2015.

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"Listen up f**kers!" Teen swears marriage equality support

By Matt Akersten 19th Jan, 2015

A 19-year-old Queensland wakeboarder has gotten a huge response from his new expletive-laden video in support of marriage equality.

NSW Parliament's first out gay MP dies2

NSW Parliament's first out gay MP dies

By Matt Akersten 18th Jan, 2015

Former NSW Labor MLC Paul O'Grady passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 54.

See you at Midsumma Carnival!

See you at Midsumma Carnival!

By Dean Arcuri 16th Jan, 2015

Melbourne lets its pride shine bright this weekend at the launch of the Midsumma Festival with Carnival and T-Dance. Here's what's on at the amazing LGBTI family picnic day.

Don't miss WA's first all-queer Roller Derby bout!

Don't miss WA's first all-queer Roller Derby bout!

By Jackie Coffin 16th Jan, 2015

In a first for West Australian roller derby history, Sunday night’s bout will be played exclusively by women skaters who identify as ‘not strictly dickly’.

Yarra Trams go GLAM for Midsumma!

Yarra Trams go GLAM for Midsumma!

By Dean Arcuri 15th Jan, 2015

Melbourne's tram network just got a lot more glamorous with two stops turned into GLAMSTOPS ahead of the Midsumma festival launch on Sunday.