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Australia: Sydney Mardi Gras De-Gayed
THE 33-year-old Mardi Gras has a new name, new logo and new message of inclusiveness that organisers admit could alienate traditional supporters.

"We fought for this day, the day we could embrace the wider community and
be inclusive," said the chairman of the Mardi Gras, Peter Urmson.

Gone is the prefix "gay and lesbian" from the March event, which will now be simply Sydney Mardi Gras. Gone, too, is the "alphabet soup" of GLBTQI, an awkward acronym which sought to be a catch-all for non-heterosexual minorities.

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Published on:  November 22, 2011

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