Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

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Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

Postby Christine Parker » February 12th, 2016, 5:57 pm

The main parade:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
7:00pm 10:30pm
Oxford Street and Flinders Street Darlinghurst
http://www.mardigras.org.au/

However, this is just the climax of lots of other events:
http://www.mardigras.org.au/2016-festival-event-guide/
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Re: Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

Postby tarawb » February 17th, 2016, 10:17 am

I am probably not going to attend this years event

Lets just say I have told the organising committee my reasons for not attending and
they can sort out the mess down at their end. Lets just say I am sure they are doing
damage control now that someone has pointed out a big issue that should have been addressed months ago.

The problem is why is a major sponsor who allows its platform to be used to attack the LGBT community allowed to be at the event.
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Re: Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

Postby tarawb » February 17th, 2016, 7:31 pm

For those people not playing along at home, the debate is about LGBT Teens and anti-bullying programs in schools, there is a big push on at the moment by some right winged Christian organizations to have funding removed for LGBT education in schools. There are many news stories about gay manuals being spread in schools. They are also pushing the anti-transgender bathroom crap at a school level as part of their gameplay.

Facebook's rules are you can not attack someone based on gender etc, however, they are protecting these hate groups. To add insult to injury facebook is the major sponsor of the Gay Mardi Gras. So the issue has been given to the Mardi Gras to deal with as Facebook will not listen to anyone else.

There have also been reports of death threats made, we are do not know much more, the issue has been referred to the police who are investigating. The issue is also being raised in both State and Federal governments.

On a side note the Australian Christian Lobby is also pushing hard for our anti-discrimination laws to be removed for the duration of the marriage equality debate and plebiscite. The reason being is they tried to distribute a anti-marriage equality publication in Tasmanian schools last year and they were denied, so because of that they now want the laws removed so they can openly attack the LGBT community.
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Re: Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

Postby Christine Parker » February 20th, 2016, 9:14 am

I did not realise that FaecesBook ( :lol: ) was a sponsor!
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Re: Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

Postby tarawb » February 21st, 2016, 1:50 pm

Yeah Facebook is a major partner of the event this year

LGBTQ@Facebook shared Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras's photo.
January 16 ·
We're excited to be a major partner of @Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year! ‪#‎sharethelove‬

The funny thing is we have a facebook director attending an anti-LGBT event
http://www.advocate.com/business/2016/2 ... conference

At the recent Pride Parade in Melbourne there was a protest by some individuals about companies Pink Washing their public image. I heard some interesting stories about that event from other trans groups that I am part of.

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