The famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is not just an opportunity to highlight LGBTI discrimination and the need for justice to a national and worldwide audience. It’s also personal for many in the LGBTI community. NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby’s Justin Koonin explains.
The former Justice says some universities “dragging the chain” when it comes to inclusion as University of Sydney launches a new cross-campus support program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex staff and students.
With a successful acting and comedy career spanning three decades, Magda Szubanksi needs no introduction. In an interview with Elias Jahshan, she speaks of her upcoming gig on SBS’ Mardi Gras TV special and how much her life has changed since she publicly came out in 2012.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras may be one of the largest LGBTI pride events in the world, but before the iconic parties and parade came along, it was a very different scenario. History buff Graham Willett examines its evolution since its birth in 1978.
This year, the symbol of the LGBTI community will fly from four times as many Sydney town halls as 2014.
With the annual Mardi Gras Film Festival kicking off today, festival director Paul Struthers tells Star Observer talks about some of his favourite queer movies in the line up.