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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.

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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.

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Pride Committee

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.

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Festival Theme

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.

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Our Team

Meet some of the dedicated staff working to bring you Sydney WorldPride in 2023.

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Board Members

The Board exists to ensure the organisation stays attuned to the wishes of members and the broader community.

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We’ve compiled a list of terms to help festival attendees appreciate the wonderful diversity of our community.

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We appreciate all the photographers who helped bring this site to life!

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.