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Mardi Gras 2018

Celebrating 40 years of evolution with our LGBTIQ community
The University of Sydney is proud to officially partner with the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

The 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras focuses on '40 years of evolution', honouring four decades of LGBTIQ achievements since the first event in 1978.

As an official supporter of the event, this year marks the third time we're joining the festivities on Oxford Street.

Join our Ally Network at Fair Day on Sunday 18 February to see what's in store for our float, which will take to the streets on Saturday 3 March as part of the official parade.

While the finer details of our float are strictly under wraps, our theme – Rally. Change. Evolve. – honours 40 years of Mardi Gras, which began as a street festival, but turned into a protest on 24 June 1978.

LGBTIQ: Ask us anything

What is the difference between being queer, gay or lesbian? Aren’t they all same-sex relationships? Staff and students from the LGBTIQ community came together to answer questions people might be too afraid to ask and revealed their personal experiences of coming out, relationships and which bathroom to use.

It’s not about generating empathy, I think it’s about knowledge. It’s actually about educating people and that’s what universities are all about.
Mark Smith, Executive Officer to University of Sydney Senate

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