In 2019, the University of Sydney will partner with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as an official event supporter.
2019 marks the fourth year that we'll join the festivities on Oxford Street. Pride Network Champion, Professor Stephen Garton, says of the partnership: "I think it’s important for the University to be involved in the Mardi Gras festival because it expresses some of our core values."
"We’re an institution characterised by diversity and inclusion," he says. "It's a time for students and staff to celebrate the LGBTIQ community."
The Mardi Gras parade will be on 2 March 2019, when Oxford Street becomes a-float with music, dancing and a whole lot of sparkle.
The official Mardi Gras theme for this year is Fearless. We've put together a vibrant float that embodies this theme: Knowledge conquers fear. Keep your eyes peeled for our superhero staff and students who will be carving it up on the dancefloor.
On 17 February 2019, thousands of Sydneysiders flocked to sunny Victoria Park to celebrate Mardi Gras Fair Day. The University of Sydney had a stall, complete with a face painter, a photobooth and dozens of enthusiastic University staff and student volunteers who were around for a chat and a selfie or two.