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‘Years in the making’: the story behind Sydney’s successful WorldPride 2023 bid

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The first southern hemisphere city to host the world’s biggest LGBTQI event plans to shine a light on Indigenous culture and the Asia Pacific regionAdrian Phoon, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ newest board director, was tired yet excited as he nervously awaited the results of Sydney’s mammoth bid to host WorldPride 2023.Widely described as the “gay Olympics”, reflecting its sheer scale, he knew WorldPride, which has run every two years since 2000, is a juggernaut – now the world’s biggest LGBTQI event. It unites Gay Prides and their communities across the globe – attracting, at a conservative estimate, a million visitors and world-class talent. At this year’s WorldPride in New York, Madonna performed hits including Vogue and songs from her new album Madame X. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-10-22 04:01:51

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