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The Sydney Pride Festival 2021 “Diversity, Equality and Inclusion” will launch at Stonewall Hotel on Thursday 3rd June. Sydney Pride Festival will run from the 3rd June until the 31th June 2021.
This year’s Pride theme is “Diversity, Equality and Inclusion” this ensures fair treatment and opportunity for all of us to move forward together as we create a better future.
2020 Sydney Pride Festival went online with Love stream and in a challenging year of COVID and lockdowns we stayed connected to the LGBTQIA community. LGBTQIA community and our allies could log into our pride events and we were able to reach a wider online audience. The amazing Global Pride broadcast allowed us to see our friends around the world coming together in a 24 hour special. Pride will continue to have an online presence as well as live events in 2021. Sydney Pride Festival will focus on helping rebuild our community and work closely with organizations, venues, theatres and charities to create exciting events in this grass roots festival. Many LGBTQIA businesses, festivals and venues around the world have closed through the pandemic and some will never return. Here in Australia we have been lucky but it has not been easy. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has given us hope and on Saturday 6th march they created an amazing first major event since the pandemic started. Mardi Gras was our last big celebration in 2020 and our first bright light in 2021.
Sydney pride festival will remember the Riots of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn Greenwich Village. The Heroes that lead the way and fought for our rights over 50 years ago. The beginning of the modern gay movement and the inspiration to the 78er’s who paved the way in Sydney. The LGBTQI community are all under one fabulous Umbrella and together we continue to create change and acceptance. Homosexuality is no longer illegal in Australia, Marriage Equality has been achieved and our community has shown that the Riots of 1969 will always be remembered as the beginning of the Pride Movement.
COVID has made us stronger and more determined than ever to look after each other. Loss of Jobs, Mental Health and fear of the pandemic have had an effect on all of us. We must learn to care and except people who are from different cultures, have different views and come together and have pride in our community. How we interact through discussion, education and understanding is important to our future.
Sydney Pride Festival is a grass roots festival and a time to pass on the history and raise awareness and education of our LGBTQI Charities and organizations. This year we will be putting a focus on the strength of our Community and remember our pursuit for acceptance and total Equality for all our LGBTQI people. Sydney Pride can reach out and help those struggling with Sexual identity, bullying, drugs or just feeling that life is too hard to stand strong and ask for help. Standing Together in Solidarity. This is Pride! We are proud, We are diverse, We are equal and We are united.
.Sydney Pride Festival is a not for profit event and supports a wide range of LGBTQI Charities, Organizations and businesses. This Sydney Pride festival will include events throughout Sydney that are fun and affordable for everyone. The events will raise much needed funds for Charity and showcase our community, our struggles and our achievements.
Last year the Sydney pride Festival contained over 90 online events. The festival will feature Art, Cinema, Trivia, Debates, Sports, Stories and entertainment available on our Love stream. The Sydney Pride Festival would like to thank the volunteers, event organizers, sponsors and LGBTQI community and all our friends for all their continued support.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest in holding events.
Sydney Pride Festival 2021