New South Wales state police have agreed to more sensitive policing of the 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival after there were complaints of police brutality and over-policing at the 2013 festival and parade. >>>
A TRANS*, intersex and queer working group has been established by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in the lead-up to this year’s festival to create greater visibility and inclusion. The group was set up after Mardi Gras organisers were inspired by Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust’s activities during last year’s festival.
The workshop that will build the floats for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade has opened its doors to start work in preparation for 2014 - while the organization has established a charitable fund to fund major future projects. >>>