Sydney's Mardi Gras | More than Glitter and Joy

Sydney's Mardi Gras | More than Glitter and Joy


In depth reporting from Mardi Gras 2017. I will take you into the two weeks of events and parties that make Sydney's Mardi Gras parade one of the best!

Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras seeks relevance alongside pizazz

Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras seeks relevance alongside pizazz


Once a symbol of rebellion, the event has become mainstream

LGBT People Are Telling Their Stories Through This Touching Photo Project

LGBT People Are Telling Their Stories Through This Touching Photo Project


#BareNakedTruth is a stunning photo project made up of nude portraits accompanied by stories from people in the LGBT community.

There's a powerful conservative case to be made for gay marriage in Australia

There's a powerful conservative case to be made for gay marriage in Australia


On January 1 this year, the tiny territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic became the latest country to allow same-sex marriage. Its elected council voted for the reform after a consultation found that a majority of its 5600 residents supported the change. After all, isn't that what's meant to happen in a representative democracy?


Matt Skallerud's insight:

One after another, countries across the world have legalised gay marriage, usually because that is what their people wanted.  Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK, the US and Uruguay have all taken this step.  Finland is about to follow.

Qantas Unveils Special LGBT Livery - One Mile at a Time

Qantas Unveils Special LGBT Livery - One Mile at a Time


Check out Qantas' special LGBT livery, leading up to Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!

Heartwarming advert encourages gay couples to hold hands

Heartwarming advert encourages gay couples to hold hands


The Bank of Australia and New Zealand has revealed a heartwarming new advert encouraging gay couples to hold hands.

They’re Here, They’re Queer, They’re Nominated For Young Australian Of The Year

They’re Here, They’re Queer, They’re Nominated For Young Australian Of The Year


Honouring Australians who make us proud, the Australian of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of inspiring Australians.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

With finalists from all over the country announced yesterday, two prominent gay Australians stood out in the 2017 category for Young Australian of the Year; musician, performer, YouTube personality and social activist Troye Sivan, and diversity and inclusion champion Jason Ball.