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Sunday 13 November 2022

Sydney flaunting its queer-friendly credentials ahead of WorldPride

Sydney is flaunting its gay and lesbian credentials as Australia's largest city continues the countdown to the WorldPride event to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, hlighloighted by a gigantic rainbow sand sculpture at Bondi Beach.

The event is being billed as a ‘Mega Mardi Gras’ and will run for 17 Days, from February 17 to March 5 during the Sydney summer.

Headline acts will include Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland and Jessica Mauboy and the itinerary features 68 WorldPride arts events, including 50 world premieres, 17 WorldPride sports events and a Human Rights Conference.

You can browse the full Festival Guide here. The official opening concert will be hosted by Courtney Act and Casey Donovan and will be broadcast live on the ABC.

The Sydney WorldPride festival will be the largest LGBQTIA+ event held in the region.

Sydney WorldPride Chief Executive, Kate Wickett, said: “The Sydney WorldPride Festival Guide represents 144 pages of fabulous LGBQTIA+ creativity.

"The festival includes an extraordinary array of free and ticketed experiences, from concerts to parties, theatre, sports and family events, so no matter your interests or budget, you are invited to Sydney WorldPride.

“The first WorldPride in the Southern Hemisphere is a significant moment for both for the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia and Sydney."

Tourism organisation Destination NSW has an online guide to queer friendly neighbourhoods from bronzed and beautiful Bondi and the super-alternative Newtown to the CBD’s high-end arts and nightlife and Darlinghurst's LGBTQIA+ community and cutting-edge dining scene.

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