Leeton Pride Festival is a charity dedicated to celebrating and supporting the queer community and its allies. We strive to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our mission is to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras or Pride festivals to Leeton and to increase the visibility of the queer community. We do this by hosting regular events, workshops and activities throughout the year. Join us and help us to make a difference in the lives of our queer community.
BIT OF HISTORY
Our amazing group of people that are devoted in LGBTQIA+ causes and making things possible
The 78ers are a group of LGBT activists who marched in the original Sydney Mardi Gras on 24 June 1978 and participated in the subsequent protests against police violence and the arrests of participants in the Mardi Gras
The first Sydney Mardi Gras was an evening street protest in support of gay and lesbian rights along Oxford Street in Sydney on 24 June 1978. The protestors were assaulted and thrown in gaol, with many affected by the trauma for years afterwards. The 78ers were amongst those who participated in the Mardi Gras and the protest at Darlinghurst and Central Police Stations on 25 June 1978
2019 - NOW
Denise McGrath, our founder was one of the 78ers and she brought her spirit to Leeton, in hopes to bring Mardi Gras to Leeton, to celebrate sexuality and providing a platform for LGBTQIA+ members and allies.