The Sydney Pride Festival 2020 “Love Stream” will launch on Sydney Pride Facebook on the Thursday 4th June.
Sydney Pride Festival will run from the 4th until the 30th June.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the LGBTQIA community. More than 220 pride celebrations around the world have been canceled or postponed, as of April 3, 2020.
Global Pride, an online event with numerous national hosts, has been scheduled for June 27, 2020.
The Sydney Pride Festival 2020 “Love Stream" will launch and be an online platform for Pride Month. In a time we can not be together to remember the History and celebrate Sydney Pride we integrate our community together online. Sydney Pride Festival is a grass roots festival and a time to pass on the history and raise awareness and education of our LGBTQI Charities.
This year we will be putting the focus on how we have changed through the Pandemic and our online community has become more important than ever.
Sydney Pride Festival 2020 will remember our pursuit for acceptance and total Equality for all our LGBTQI brothers and sisters.
Sydney Pride can reach out and help those struggling with sexual identity, bullying, drugs or just feeling that life is too hard to stand strong and ask for help. Connecting together in Solidarity.
This is Love Stream Pride!
Sydney Pride Festival is a not for profit event which supports a wide range of LGBTQI Charities, Organisations and businesses. This Sydney Pride Festival 2020 will include online links to LGBTQIA entertainment, talks, documentaries, Children Story Time, health and fitness, education, movie and TV recomendations and much more.
We will have an online Calendar with what’s on each day and links where to find it.
This is a time to remember the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of Gay liberation as we know it.
The Sydney Pride festival is dedicated to those that lead the way back in 1969, who fought for equality and human rights and the incredible strength of our friends who marched in the first Sydney Mardi Gras in 1978.
Last year the Sydney pride Festival contained over 100 events. The festival featured Art, Cinema, Trivia, Debates, Sports, Fundraising activities and Club events across Sydney.
This year will be very different but we feel it is very important to change during thees very different times and stay connected.
The Sydney Pride Festival would like to thank the volunteers, event organisers, sponsors and LGBTQI community and all our friends for all their support.
Sydney Film FestivalTo Be Announced..
A PRIDE History
After the Stonewall riots in 1969, many LGBT people—even those that did not witness the rebellion—were inspired to contribute to the cause. Gay rights had entered the national spotlight. LGBT people began organizing, protesting and mobilizing. On July 4, 1969, a year after the Stonewall riots, the Mattachine Society along with Frank Kameny, Craig Rodwell, Randy Wicker, Barbara Gittings, Kay Lahusen and many others, picketed in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia in what was called the Annual Reminder. The protest was quiet and organized to the dismay of Craig Rodwell who felt Frank Kemeny and Mattachine's methods of calm protest were not enough.
Rodwell returned to New York City and organized Christopher Street Liberation Day. The march, held on June 28, 1970, was the first gay pride march in the U.S., covering 51 blocks from Christopher Street to Central Park. Today, LGBT pride parades and festivals are held annually in multiple cities and countries throughout the world. The month of June is widely considered Gay Pride Month.
Sydney PRIDE HistoryThe first Mardi Gras was held on 24 June 1978 at 10 pm as a night-time celebration following a morning protest march and commemoration of the Stonewall Riots More than 500 people moved down Oxford St, calling for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in employment and housing, an end to police harassment and the repeal of all anti-homosexual laws. Although the organizers had obtained permission, this was revoked, and the march was broken up by the police. 53 of the marchers were arrested although most charges were eventually dropped, the Sydney Morning Herald published the names of those arrested in full, leading to many people being outed to their friends and places of employment, and many of those arrested lost their jobs as homosexuality was a crime in New South Wales (NSW) until 1984
The Mardi Gras Parade occurred again in 1979, and was attended by 3000 people. While there was a large police presence, there were no arrests made. In 1980, no Parade was held, but following community consultation, decisions were made to move the parade to the summer. In 1981 the parade was shifted to February, with the name changed to the "Sydney Gay Mardi Gras an increasingly large number of people not only participated in the now summertime event, but a crowd of 5000 came to watch it. The mid 1980s saw considerable pressure placed to the Mardi Gras Committee following media controversy regarding AIDS. Despite calls for the Parade and Party to be banned, the Parade went ahead with theme “Fighting for Our Lives”.
The first giant post-parade party was held in 1982, which 4000 people attended. This would continue to become an integral part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. In 1988 the parade was renamed the "Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras" at an Extraordinary General Meeting.
By 1993, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade had become the largest night time outdoor parade in the world. Mardi Gras' Economic Impact Study found that Mardi Gras' total impact into the Australian economy was around $38 million Sydney Mardi Gras is one of the biggest GLBT Celebrations in the World and 2011 was attended by record crowds.
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