Australia: Sydney Mardi Gras De-Gayed

Published Date Author: , November 23rd, 2011

Sydney Mardi GrasTHE 33-year-old Mardi Gras has a new name, new logo and new message of inclusiveness that organisers admit could alienate traditional supporters.

“We fought for this day, the day we could embrace the wider community and
be inclusive,” said the chairman of the Mardi Gras, Peter Urmson.

Gone is the prefix “gay and lesbian” from the March event, which will now be simply Sydney Mardi Gras. Gone, too, is the “alphabet soup” of GLBTQI, an awkward acronym which sought to be a catch-all for non-heterosexual minorities.

Full Story from the Sydney Morning Herald

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Mario Paez - Gravatar Mario Paez said on November 23, 2011, 4:08 am:

I was at the Sydney Mardi Gras 2012 launch party last week and the vibe was electric and the message clear, life changes and so have the people that are involved with the Mardi Gras, from volunteers to people marching for the GLBTQI community causes.

I think it shows long term thought with the younger generation seeing the world through different eyes and being able to enjoy gay life thanks to the original
1978 protest march that turned into the worlds largest celebration of gay and lesbian joy.

I look forward to all the exciting events of the Sydney Mardi Gras 2012
so far the interest and inquiry for our packages has been fantastic!


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