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Travel Notes

Last night, an estimated 250,000 spectators took to Sydney’s Oxford and Flinders Streets to watch more than 180 groups and entries featuring over 12,000 participants take part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community, the 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

Born from a single night of celebration turned political protest, the true Mardi Gras spirit lives on today. The Mardi Gras theme of Creating Equality saw thousands...

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Finding the perfect getaway has just got a whole lot easier for LGBT travellers looking to explore the best of Australia with a new, dedicated retail travel store opening on Sydney’s famous Oxford Street and a Visit Gay Australia guide set to launch soon.

The new store, unveiled by gay-owned and operated travel retailer and tour operator, Planetdwellers, during this year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, has welcomed...

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The 2016 Noosa Rainbow River Festival set a high benchmark for fun and fabulousness on the Sunshine Coast last year, organisers will be turning up the volume on the post-Mardi Gras party scene with the return of the second Noosa Rainbow River Festival: 17 – 19 March 2017.

“After the success of last year’s Festival, we are excited to build an even bigger, more fabulous community event for 2017, says Organiser Kirsty Patten. ...

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With just three more sleeps until over 12,000 dazzling parade entrants will skip, saunter and sashay their way up Oxford Street for the 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. On Saturday 4 March 2017 more than 100,000 people will line the streets of Sydney in support of the LGBTIQ community.

So, you’ve picked your spot, got a rainbow flag at the ready, glitter face paint and a smile, all you need to know is who to look...

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HIV and LGBTI health advocates are encouraging Mardi Gras revellers to look after themselves and their mates during this year’s party season, especially in relation to HIV, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, and street safety.

An important part of the Mardi Gras festival is about ensuring health and safety is front of mind, whilst enjoying everything it has to offer. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill says Mardi Gras is all about celebrating who we are as a community and having...

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