Summer hots up for queer artists

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Melbourne’s Midsumma have revealed their festival line-ups for 2014.
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Image: This year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras’s logo reflects the festival’s theme, ‘kaleidoscope’.

Well-established in their respective cities, the two festivals feature diverse cultural programs as well as a popular range of parties and community-focused events, including Pride March in Melbourne, and the annual Mardi Gras Parade.

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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