"I support marriage equality because I believe my sister who is gay deserves the same marriage rights as everyone else."

Footy players back marriage equality as AFL season kicks off

starobserver.com.au
Mardi Gras 1978ers Peter and Bon have been together 50 years - and they still can't get married! See their story of love and activism here.
Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are SBS Eurovision's new hosts for 2017! They'll be heading to Kyiv, Ukraine for the coverage on 12-14 May. #SBSEurovision
"His stories are our stories." Sam Sparro writes about George Michael ahead of three tribute concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in July at the Sydney Opera House.

Sam Sparro: George Michael has been done an injustice. We need to keep sharing his stories

theguardian.com
Original 1978 Mardi Gras marchers with 2017's CREATING EQUALITY theme float at the 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

Photo by Ann-Marie Calilhanna. See many more photos on our website here: [ Mardigras.org.au Link ]
How far we've come, and how far we've still got to go.

A definitive timeline of LGBT+ rights in Australia

sbs.com.au
Help us make Mardi Gras more amazing for our members!

We're looking for new volunteer committee members who have experience working for members-based organisations and helped create a membership model in the past.

We value your expertise and we'd love you to come join us. Details here.

Expressions of Interest - Membership Committee

mardigras.org.au
America's drooling over our Parade, thanks to The Advocate magazine's photo gallery!

102 Photos of Wet and Nearly Naked Australians

advocate.com
THANKS to the hundreds of people who've taken our #MardiGras2017 survey!

Your feedback is valuable, and there's still time to give us yours. Complete the survey here and go into the draw to WIN tickets to our 2018 Parade and Party: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo: Dykes on Bikes at the Parade, by Ann-Marie Calilhanna.
Highlights from the Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival are coming to Riverside Theatres in Parramatta next week. Book here!

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017 comes to Parramatta

tix.queerscreen.org.au
Today is Harmony Day_AU. Today and every day, we know diversity is our strength.

Find out more about what's happening for #HarmonyDay: [ Harmony.gov.au Link ]
Awesome float! Thank you Greenpeace Australia Pacific!
Great video! The ACON crew looked awesome at the Parade!
The Reclaim The Streets 'Keep Newtown Weird and Safe' roving festival is happening this afternoon! Meet 4pm at the duck pond in Victoria Park - bring friends, drums, mobile sound systems, couches on wheels, bikes, skateboards, chalk, picnic rugs and drinks. Wear something colourful and outrageous!

Keep Newtown Weird & Safe

EVENT - facebook.com
Wonderful allies featured in The Canberra Times today.

"It's personally important to us because we have many gay and lesbian family and friends, and we wouldn't feel comfortable to have them at our wedding and they couldn't get married."

The Canberra couple refusing to get married until same-sex marriage is legalised

canberratimes.com.au
Over two thirds of Australians support marriage equality, along with the Prime Minister, the leader of the opposition, and the leader of EVERY state and territory.

It's time for Turnbull to show leadership on this issue, writes Peter van Onselen in The Australian today.

Come to the same-sex wedding, PM

theaustralian.com.au
Here are gorgeous photos by John Janson-Moore of the First Nations mob at Mardi Gras! Keep scrolling for pics from the Klub Koori after-party.

Check out the Aboriginal Project ACON page for updates on #firstnations people of diverse sexuality and gender. #MardiGras2017

Mardi Gras 2017 - First Nations Float and Koori Gras After Party

johnjansonmoore.com