Credit: James Brickwood. He pointed to an altercation between a reveller and police which led to accusations of excessive force at the Mardi Gras as a factor contributing to loss. The organisers of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have blamed police blamed for a financial loss at last year's event. Mr Rolik also blamed high ticket prices, the failure to "secure all our programming choices" and competing mainstream events outpricing Mardi Gras for headline talent by offering higher fees. Documents from the City of Sydney's cultural sub-committee highlight other reasons behind Mardi Gras' poor financial result, including higher costs relating to compliance and production and rising operational costs for the production of the Parade, Party and Fair Day.
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As a closeted gay teen in s suburbia, Nath Valvo instinctively hid his Kylie Minogue albums at the bottom of a drawer. To get a glimpse of same-sex relationships, he relied on the subtitled raunch of SBS's late-night programming. Nor could he foresee the pressure to have children. Some know him from the national radio programs he hosted on Nova; others will have seen his work on The Project and Dirty Laundry Live. His breakthrough came in with his stand-up show Grindr: A Love Story?
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We celebrate the voices of emerging queer writers in this special memoir collection curated for Mardi Gras. SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. Signout Sign in Create an account. Mardi Gras.
Source: Bleecker Street. Finding solace in former lover Esti Rachel McAdams , now married to childhood friend Dovid Alessandro Nivola , Disobedience is an intensely emotional exploration of faith, love and respect. Click here for more details or to book tickets.