The Sydney Pride Month 2023 “It All Started With A Brick” launches at Stonewall Hotel on the Thursday 1st June.
Sydney Pride Month will run from the 1st until the 30th June.
Following on the success of Sydney World Pride 2023 it is now our turn to celebrate our communities richness and diversity.
Sydney Pride Festival presents Sydney Pride Month and 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 celebrations.
Please send an email to:
Week 2 Featured Events...
Week 3 Featured Events...
17jun1:00 pm3:30 pmLGBTQI+ AGED CARE NEEDS FORUMThe Original 78ers Assoc + Mature Age Gays1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Week 5 Featured Events...
90 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
10/417-421 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Level 1, 636-638 George Street, Sydney 2000
Kolour by Kaz
Shop 5/16 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
124A Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
House of Priscilla
1/47 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
The Bookshop Darlinghurst
207 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
35 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Kryolan Professional Makeup
20 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
The Naked Barber
+614 0677 7048
350 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The Bookshop Darlinghurst
207 Oxford St
34/277 Crown Street
02 9380 8223
1/411 Bourke St
389 Bourke St (cnr Campbell St)
435 Crown St
Millk Spa + Laser Clinic
Level 1/177 Oxford st
107 Crown St
128 Oxford Street
Darlinghurt NSW 2010
+61 2 9360 7011
Shop 1 113-115 Oxford St,
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
Phone: (+61) 2 9357 2900
Online and In-Store
178 McElhone St, Woolloomooloo NSW
197 Campbell St
Surry Hills NSW
85A Stanley St.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
414 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tel: 02 9206 2000
Fax: 02 9206 2134
Freecall: 1800 063 060
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
41-43 Parramatta Road Annandale NSW 2038
Phone: (02) 9519 7599 in Sydney /interstate during business hours 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Fax: (02) 9519 8200
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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
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.
IT ALL STARTED WITH A BRICK...
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