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Volunteers’ News – March 2021

What better way to start our 201st issue but in the Year of the Ox, and all of the other good things happening in...

Lessons of the past, hopes for the future

It's right to allow space for conversions of heart and mind - it's also right that ignorant commentary from a person of considerable influence be revisited.

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A fair day for diversity and fun

Mardi Gras Fair Day attracted more than 70,000 people.

Mardi Gras Fair Day

With Victoria Park undergoing maintenance Mardi Gras Fair Day relocated to Camperdown Park for 2017.

Mardi Gras 2017

The rain did not deter a crowd of 250,000 and more than 12,000 marchers at this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 4.

Why we still need the Mardi Gras

I remember the first Mardi Gras. It was 1978, and it was a different world back then.

Raising the bar – up on the roof

The rooftop bar will be running only in conjunction with 107’s exhibitions and creative events throughout the summer.

Pride Parade!

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Celebration of diversity, no matter how young or old

UnitingCare NSW.ACT marched for the first time in the Sydney Mardi Gras on Saturday March 7 to show its support and commitment to sex and gender diverse communities and staff, as well as clients and residents in its care.

New hopes for the next Mardi Gras

Surry Hills Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Tony Crandell, promises a safer Mardi Gras experience for the sex and gender diverse community in 2014.

Policing the Mardi Gras

A YouTube video of a police officer allegedly assaulting a Sydney Mardi Gras participant sparked widespread debate about police law enforcement this month. The YouTube video shows a police officer throwing a handcuffed 18 year old to the ground and holding him down with his foot. The incident took place after the Mardi Gras Parade on March 2.

Documenting Mardi Gras

Given that her husband, Gordon Syron, is an artist, sometimes it is forgotten that Elaine Syron is another type of artist – a photographer. Her Jewish father was also a photographer who took many photos after the war, including a mapping of Germany through a hole in a plane! With her conservative Christian mother, the family later lived in America.