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A rainbow waterfall of fireworks will cascade from Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the dramatic technicolour fireworks would confirm Sydney as the New Year’s Eve capital of the world. “This is a fabulous way to see out 2017 - the year that four out of five Sydneysiders said a resounding ‘Yes’ to marriage equality,” said the Lord Mayor.

“The rainbow waterfall is a well-earnt tribute to the Sydney 78ers who...

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Sending postcards and buying a souvenir or two were once part and parcel of a trip away, before the days of personal cameras and instant selfies. Ceramic dishes, trinkets, cups and saucers, toothpick holders, spoons, and tea towels were some of the most popular take-home items and were produced in their thousands.

Charming examples of all these souvenirs are among Tweed Regional Museum’s latest exhibition, Wish you were here: tokens of travel, features ...

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The 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade looks set to be among the most spectacular ever seen, with the number of float applications hitting an all-time high - and encompassing an incredible array of strong and stunning creative concepts.

To be held on Oxford and Flinders Streets on Saturday 3 March 2018, the momentous 40th Mardi Gras Parade will celebrate four decades of love, protest, diversity, acceptance, activism, pride, family, passion, creativity and satire.

With an...

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Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia, the peak industry body representing LGBTIQ travel in Australia, commemorated a milestone 25 years of operation at its Annual General Meeting in Sydney last week, and also welcomed a number of influential professionals to its Board of Directors.

President of GALTA, Mario Paez, said that reaching 25 years of representation for the gay and lesbian travel sector reflected that support and interest in reaching LGBTIQ travellers remained strong for tourism destinations and product.

“The role...

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Midsumma Festival returns to Melbourne in all its wild finery this summer, bringing a wave of pre-eminent queer arts and cultural festivities from 14 January to 4 February 2018. Since its debut in 1988, the three-week event has celebrated the LGBTQIA+ communities, offering audiences a diverse display of spectacular performances, talks and social events.

On the back of a hugely successful 2017 season under the direction of CEO Karen Bryant and her new team, in 2018 Midsumma Festival will continue to...

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