New Mardi Gras (NMG) and Australian Marriage Equality (AME) will host a gala dinner at Taronga Zoo to raise money for the fight for Marriage Equality and a highlight of the 2010 Mardi Gras season.
Dinner at the Zoo, to be held on March 03, 2010, from 6.30pm, will afford guests exclusive after-hours access to the zoo, a private viewing of the famous bird show, the chance to meet some of the zoo’s most exotic residents and learn about the animals and their homosexual activities.
It will be followed by a stunning dining experience at the zoo’s Harbourview Ballroom, enjoying one of the best views in the city.
NMG has added this event at one of Sydney’s major tourist icons to attract both the local GLBTIQ community, as well as interstate and international guests visiting for Mardi Gras.
“We are delighted to back this event which we believe will be popular with locals and visitors alike,” NMG CEO Anna McInerney said.
“Many people in our surveys have told us they would like a dining experience as part of the Mardi Gras program. This event will deliver upon that request, and also give a boost to the marriage equality cause.”
Proceeds from the dinner will to go funding further work by AME, a moved welcomed by organisation spokesman Alex Greenwich.
“The money raised will be used to provide the key missing piece in the lobbying  effort,” Greenwich said.
“We will publish a public education document which states clearly and simply all the arguments for marriage equality and refutes the main arguments against. It will focus on the lived experiences of couples and families and draw on the submissions to the recent Senate inquiry.
“This document will then be sent to members of Federal Parliament to educate them on same-sex marriage.”
The event will cost $230 to $250 per person and includes all beverages, transport to and from the city, entertainment and the opportunity to support the biggest civil rights battle faced by the GLBTIQ community in one of Sydney’s most spectacular settings.

info: Tickets for the event go on sale through Moshtix (www.moshtix.com.au) on Wednesday, October 7.

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