Tag: mardi gras

  • Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    Opinion: Senator Lidia Thorpe – politicians as activists?

    During the 2023 Mardi Gras parade on February 26th, Independent Senator Lidia Thorpe protested police inclusion in a march that originated as a day of grassroots queer resistance against police brutality in 1978. Much media interest regarding Senator Thorpe’s actions has centred around whether it was “right” for Senator Thorpe to disrupt the festivities, with…

  • Advertise with Pride: a deep dive into rainbow capitalism

    Advertise with Pride: a deep dive into rainbow capitalism

    Standfirst: Stand with Pride! Ride with Pride! Be bold. Be proud. Be you. Let love shine!  If you’ve noticed an absolute deluge of rainbow or pride-themed advertising during Sydney World Pride, you’re not alone. During a pride event of international significance that is estimated to have brought over 78,000 tourists to Sydney, it’s understandable that…

  • Students express concerns over corporatisation of Mardi Gras

    Students express concerns over corporatisation of Mardi Gras

    UNSW’s Queer Collective has echoed LGBTQIA+ activists’ concerns about the increasing ‘corporatisation’ of Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade. For the second consecutive year, the parade has moved from its historic home along Oxford Street to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

  • Student involvement in Mardi Gras on the rise

    Student involvement in Mardi Gras on the rise

    When Dean Mattar was one of UNSW’s Queer Officers last year, he was disturbed by accounts of queer students facing violence. “There have been many times where I had to help fill out apprehension of violence orders, or book taxis for students because they didn’t feel safe going home, and there were many times when…

  • Review: Trough X_hibition

    Did you know that in the late ‘60’s – early 70’s that if a man wore a blue hanky in his back pocket he was subliminally expressing that he was into ‘cock and ball torture’? Nik Dimopoulous and John Tsiavis do. Together they have collaborated to produce slick, sexy and clever photographs exploring the ‘hanky…