Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced four fabulous events to be held in February that bring together some of Australia’s funniest LGBTQIA+ talent and thinkers.
Mardi Gras CEO, Albert Kruger said demand was strong to hold Mardi Gras Festival albeit in a COVID-safe way.
“In response to the pandemic, and to ensure we’re providing safe spaces for the community to come together, this year’s Mardi Gras Festival will look different than it has in the past,” Kruger said.
“We’re delighted to announce the return of the Laugh Out Proud comedy gala, Queer Thinking, My Trans Story and new event, My Drag Story,” Kruger said, adding all events will be live in a COVID-safe format.
Among the events will be a comedy gala, Laugh Out Proud, to be held on 26 February at the Enmore Theatre.
The comedy event was a sell-out success in 2020 so it’s returned with Nathan Valvo as host and featuring Geraldine Hickey, Mel Buttle, Thomas Jaspers, Rosie Piper, Margo Tanjutco, Selina Jenkins, Jake Howie and Jay Wymarra.
Also on 26 February, My Trans Story at the NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium where trans and gender diverse people will share their stories. Among them will be Tea Uglow, Andrew Guy plus more to be announced, celebrating their complex, sometimes funny, often fearless, always fierce histories.
My Drag Story will be held on 27 February, also at the NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium. The event “uncorsets” seven queens, kings and gender defying royals to reveal what’s beyond the painted façade, including Amelia Airhead, Cindy Pastel, Nana Miss Koori, Sexy Galexy – full lineup to come.
On 27 February Queer Thinking, includes some of our leading LGBTQIA+ thinkers such as Benjamin Law, Julie McCrossin, and a session on gay Arab Australians hosted by Patrick Abboud. The talks will be held at the NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium.
To buy tickets or for further info visit www.mardigras.org.au.