Sydney WorldPride


Proud to celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras and Pride

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade has taken place every year since it first began in 1978.

It is the largest celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community in Sydney and 2023 was the biggest year yet as it was also Sydney WorldPride (SWP). 

Sydney WorldPride logo with infinity logo and rainbow circle

What was on at UNSW

From parades to parties, sporting events to the Human Rights Conference, UNSW was involved in every level of SWP. 

Cayte Latta, Patchs dance floor 

THE PARTY is a landmark exhibition by UNSW Galleries celebrating LGBTQIA+ party culture in Sydney from 1973 to 2002.

The exhibition includes an array of original photography and artwork, video documentation and materials that acknowledge the influential contribution of local practitioners and performers. 

THE PARTY is open now, until 23 April 2023 at UNSW Galleries in Paddington.

Image: Cayte Latta, Patchs dance floor c.1983, reprinted 2022. Courtesy of The Estate of Cayte Latta and Australian Queer Archive, Melbourne.

Two young men embracing against a night sky. One is wearing a brown jacket, the other a sweater with rainbow trim and the Aboriginal flag on the sleeve, and both have white face paint.

From Friday 24 February, UNSW Library will feature a vibrant display of colourful paintings, sculptures, photographs, collages, and prints by queer-identifying (LGBTQIA+) artists from the UNSW Art Collection.

Love. Respect. Pride is a collaboration between the UNSW Art Collection and UNSW Library to champion inclusion, representation and Allyship by generating a platform for awareness and respect.

The exhibition is open from 24 February to 26 May 2023 at the UNSW Main Library, Level 3.

Image: Dylan Mooney, Stuck on You 2020 from the Queer, Blak and Here series, 2020-21, inkjet print 84 x 60 cm. UNSW Art Collection      © Dylan Mooney.