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We’re ‘Roaring with Pride’ to be part of Mardi Gras 2017

15 February 2017
Students and staff unite to support our LGBTIQ community

The University of Sydney is once again proud to be part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2017.

In fact, we had so much fun at our debut in 2016, this year we’re upping the ante and getting involved in the Mardi Gras Fair Day on 19 February as well.

Come along to our stand and listen to a mini-talk from one of our experts in the LGBTIQ space, find out how we’re working to support our staff and students, or just swing by for a chat. You might even be lucky enough to get a sneak peak of our float plans!

Of course, members of our LGBTIQ community will be strutting their stuff down Oxford Street as part of the official Mardi Gras Parade on 4 March, dazzling crowds on our spectacular float that will feature… oops, sorry, no spoilers here! Our float is currently under construction, but all will be revealed on the night.

Something you can definitely count on however are more of the stupendous dance routines that saw us win best float choreography in last year’s parade (yes, we really did).

Our commitment to a stronger community

Our involvement in Mardi Gras is just part of our commitment to creating a stronger and more inclusive environment, not only at the University, but also across the community generally. Our aim is for all members of our society to feel supported and free to contribute their best, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

We established an Ally Network to support the inclusion of LGBTIQ members of our community, and show our commitment to creating a stronger and more inclusive environment.