Proud to be here
Sydney WorldPride 2023 is a not-for-profit festival, incorporating Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Who we are
WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with cities competing to host the event.
The right to host it is licensed by InterPride which has representatives from nearly every Pride organisation around the world. Previous WorldPride celebrations include New York in 2019 marking 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, and Copenhagen in 2021 celebrating both WorldPride and the EuroGames.
Sydney was chosen by InterPride members to be the host of WorldPride in 2023, marking the first time a city in the southern hemisphere had been chosen.
Sydney WorldPride will incorporate all the beloved Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras events, plus a broad festival offering across arts, sport, theatre, concerts, parties, First Nations programming and a human rights conference.
What is WorldPride?
WorldPride is a global Pride celebration that happens every few years in a different city
First Nations Advisory Committee
Sydney WorldPride (SWP) and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) are committed to working closely with First Nations communities to celebrate and elevate First Nations LGBTIQ+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy culture.
The Pride Committee aims to provide strategic advice to the Board to help Sydney WorldPride fulfil its commitment to the diversity and inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ communities.
We welcome LGBTQIA+ people from across the globe: to honour our elders and communities, acknowledge our connections, and empower each other to celebrate together in new ways.
Meet some of the dedicated staff working to bring you Sydney WorldPride in 2023.
The Board exists to ensure the organisation stays attuned to the wishes of members and the broader community.
We’ve compiled a list of terms to help festival attendees appreciate the wonderful diversity of our community.
We appreciate all the photographers who helped bring this site to life!