Sydney WorldPride to showcase the best in queer art and culture

Described as ‘a mega Mardi Gras’, Sydney WorldPride features a carefully curated cultural program and artists from around the world.

Sydney will host a global celebration of queer pride in February 2023, with the first Sydney WorldPride taking place from 17 February to 5 March.

The 17-day event on Eora country marks the first WorldPride ever held in the southern hemisphere.

Coinciding with the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney WorldPride features a broad-ranging cultural program co-curated by Ben Graetz, Festival Creative Director – First Nations, and Daniel Clarke, Festival Creative Director – WorldPride Arts.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts