A festival of LGBTI Art, Cinema, Trivia, Debates, Sports, Fundraising Activities and Club Events across Sydney.

A festival of LGBTI Art, Cinema, Trivia, Debates, Sports, Fundraising Activities and Club Events across Sydney.

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The Sydney Pride Festival 2022 “Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You” launches at Stonewall Hotel on the Thursday 2nd June.
Sydney Pride Festival will run from the 2nd until the 30th June.

This year's Festival is about empowering each other.

The Sydney Pride Festival would like to thank the volunteers, event organisers, sponsors and LGBTQI community and all our friends for all their support.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest in adding your current event or producing a new live or online event for our wonderful community.

If you would like to be part of the festival.
Please send an email to: info@sydneypride.com

Sydney Pride Festival acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.


What's On

Featured Events...

june, 2022

02jun7:00 pm9:00 pmSydney Pride Launch7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

02jun(jun 2)9:00 pm03(jun 3)12:30 amTrans Glamore9:00 pm - 12:30 am (3) AEST

03jun6:00 pmLemons with a Twist6:00 pm

03jun7:30 pmConvicts Triviawith Hannah Conda7:30 pm AEST

03jun(jun 3)9:30 pm04(jun 4)3:30 amThick 'N'Juicy9:30 pm - 3:30 am (4)

03jun10:30 pmPride Production Show10:30 pm AEST

04jun10:30 am11:30 amBONDI MEMORIALCommunity Launch10:30 am - 11:30 am AEST

04jun1:00 pm9:00 pmWhere Love LivesLaunch Party1:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

04jun6:00 pm10:00 pmAlaska Strikes Back6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

04jun6:00 pmThe Aurora BallMetamorphosis6:00 pm AEST

04jun9:00 pmWhere Love Lives - Encore AfterParty9:00 pm AEST

05jun2:00 pmCelebrating PrideBeresford Sundays2:00 pm

05jun4:00 pmClub Kooky by the Harbour4:00 pm AEST

Featured Events...

june, 2022

06junAll Day19julPride Art Prize(All Day)

06jun8:00 pmCampAir FM8:00 pm

07jun4:00 pm5:30 pmPride Month: Writing WorkshopWriting Your Own Voice4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

08jun8:30 pmPrivate DesertSydney Film Festival8:30 pm

09jun10:30 am11:15 amPride Month: Rainbow Story TimeFamily 2-5yo10:30 am - 11:15 am

09jun6:30 pm7:30 pmFree Self Defence Workshop6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

09jun6:30 pmBingay Celebrates the music of ABBA6:30 pm

09jun8:30 pmFire IslandFilm8:30 pm AEST

09jun10:00 pmFire Island: All Pride, No PrejudiceAfter Party10:00 pm

10junAll Day13bentART 2022Call for Artwork(All Day)

10jun(jun 10)1:00 pm13(jun 13)4:00 amQueens Birthday 3 Day Bender1:00 pm - 4:00 am (13)

10jun8:35 pmFire IslandFilm8:35 pm AEST

10jun9:30 pmGlitterlandw Kitty Glitter9:30 pm

10jun10:00 pmA Night Of Cher(and everything inbetween)10:00 pm

11jun7:00 pmHeaps Gay Qweens BallA Twisted Carnival7:00 pm

11jun7:00 pm11:59 pmBlackheath DiscoThree Sisters Social Group7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

11jun8:55 pmPlease Baby PleaseSydney Film Festival8:55 pm

11jun(jun 11)10:00 pm12(jun 12)4:00 amSwaggerby In The Dark10:00 pm - 4:00 am (12)

11jun10:00 pmBarcode Winter White Party10:00 pm

11jun10:30 pmPride Production Show10:30 pm AEST

12junAll DayOutStanding Short Story CompOnline(All Day: sunday)

12jun2:00 pmQueens BirthdayBeresford Sundays2:00 pm

12jun7:00 pm11:59 pmThe Queens BallBlue Mountains7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

12jun8:45 pmPrivate DesertSydney Film Festival8:45 pm

12jun9:00 pmExtra Dirty@ Space Nightclub9:00 pm AEST

12jun(jun 12)10:00 pm13(jun 13)5:00 amXTRA PARTYfeat. Ella Vaday10:00 pm - 5:00 am (13)

Featured Events...

june, 2022

13jun4:45 pmPlease Baby PleaseSydney Film Festival4:45 pm

13jun8:00 pmLonesomeSydney Film Festival8:00 pm

14jun6:15 pmFashion BabylonSydney Film Festival6:15 pm

16jun5:00 pm9:00 pmPowerhouse Late x Vivid Ideas: Queer Sydney5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

16jun6:00 pm7:00 pmPreventing And Managing Bullying6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

16jun7:00 pmGay Anthems Band Night7:00 pm

17jun8:00 pmFashion BabylonSydney Film Festival8:00 pm

17jun8:30 pmLonesomeSydney Film Festival8:30 pm

18junAll DayGuys Adventures XpressBlue Mountains(All Day: saturday)

18jun6:00 pm2022 Pride CelebrationsTap Gallery6:00 pm

18jun8:40 pmLonesomeSydney Film Festival8:40 pm

Featured Events...

june, 2022

21jun4:30 pm5:30 pmPride Month: Author Talk with Tobias Madden4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

22jun8:00 pmMALEBOX PRIDE8:00 pm

23jun6:00 pmPRIDE Movie Night Shorts6:00 pm

23jun8:00 pmTrixie & Katya Live!8:00 pm

24jun7:00 pmKweens Of Comedy7:00 pm

24jun8:00 pmVEER EAST8:00 pm

24jun8:00 pmMadonna Bar8:00 pm

24jun8:00 pmTrixie & Katya Live!8:00 pm

24jun9:00 pmORGY OF DRAG9:00 pm

24jun10:00 pmThe Pink Friday EditionSydney Symposiums10:00 pm

25jun8:30 amPride Run & WalkSydney Frontrunners8:30 am

25jun10:30 am12:00 pmPride Month: Writing Workshop- Writing and Publication 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

25jun5:30 pm11:03 pmRainbow History - Salon 78Celebrating Rainbow History5:30 pm - 11:03 pm

25jun6:30 pm9:30 pmFlow With Pride6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

25jun7:00 pmFor the Queens!Darlo Decades House Party7:00 pm

25jun7:00 pmJackaranda Says no to BullyingPart 37:00 pm

25jun(jun 25)7:00 pm26(jun 26)1:00 amDrag Haus fet. Trixie Mattel7:00 pm - 1:00 am (26)

25jun8:00 pmLes Divas at The Juniorsw Prada Clutch8:00 pm

26jun5:00 pm11:00 pmCHAPSHaus of Savvy5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

26jun5:00 pm78ers Mardi Gras 44th Anniversary Drinks5:00 pm

26jun7:00 pmPride Month Wrap Up Partyw 4.thelove7:00 pm

26jun8:00 pmTrixie & Katya Live!8:00 pm

Featured Events...

june, 2022

27jun8:00 pmCampAir FM8:00 pm

29jun8:00 pmMISS UNIVERSAL@Universal8:00 pm

30jun8:00 pmPride Finale Party & Boys Bar Up@ Stonewall8:00 pm


Sax Fetish
247 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

10/417-421 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Daily Jocks
163 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010

Daly Male
90 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Darlinghurst Theatre Company
39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

House of Priscilla
1/47 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

The Bookshop Darlinghurst
207 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Claire’s Kitchen
35 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Shop 1 389 Bourke street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(just off Taylor Sq and over the Rainbow)

Plus Fitness
172 Riley Street, Darlinghurst 2010

Aussie Boys
102 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

The Bookshop Darlinghurst
207 Oxford St Darlinghurst

Record Store
34/277 Crown Street
Surry Hills
02 9380 8223

Darlinghurst Life Drawing
466 Oxford Street
02 9380 8223

Office: Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale
Post: PO Box 78, Strawberry Hills 2012
Support and intake: 02 8594 9555
Fax: 02 9698 3831
General enquiries: info@twenty10.org.au

414 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tel: 02 9206 2000
Fax: 02 9206 2134
Freecall: 1800 063 060
Email: acon@acon.org.au

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF)
Level 3, 111-117 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tel: 02 9283 8666
Fax: 02 9283 8732
Freecall: 1800 651 010
Skype: (02) 8007 4243
Email: bgf@bgf.org.au

41-43 Parramatta Road Annandale NSW 2038
Email: reception@gendercentre.org.au
Phone: (02) 9519 7599 in Sydney /interstate during business hours 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Fax: (02) 9519 8200


Beyond BluePh: 1300 22 4636

Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation (Suicide Prevention) aims to provide the highest level of social, cultural and mental health support and agency to Indigenous people who identify as LGBTI*

A PRIDE History

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 History

The 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.


The Sydney Pride Festival 2022 “Be Brave, Be Strong, Be You” will launch on Sydney Pride Facebook on the Thursday 2nd June.
Sydney Pride Festival will run from the 2nd until the 30th June.

Sydney Pride Festival is about empowering each other.

We ask you to focus on being your authentic self and finding Pride.

Through the love of family, friends and our community standing with us and supporting us we shine, flourish and find our truth.

Equality, Visibility and the opportunity for all of us to move forward together as we create a better future.

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.

The Sydney Pride Festival would like to thank the volunteers, event organisers, sponsors and LGBTQI community and all our friends for all their support.

Glenn Hansen

Sydney Pride Festival 2022



Festival Organiser

Contact Sydney Pride

Calling on all our LGBTQI friends and supporters
to show your True Colours and together we can make a difference.

Venues, Event Promoters, Performers and Volunteers
who'd would like to participate can
contact Glenn at info@sydneypride.com
or use this form.

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