WorldPride is coming to Sydney in February this year! If you haven’t heard of WorldPride before, this article has all you need to know about Sydney WorldPride and a few tips on how you can keep yourself safe during the celebrations.
WorldPride is an international festival and celebration for LGBTIQ+ communities, people and culture. The festival also aims to promote and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+) human rights around the world. People who are LGBTIQ+ can face unique challenges and WorldPride is a time to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community.
Think of it like the Olympics, only with more festivities, more colour, and a lot of fun! It’s awarded to a host city every two to three years. The first WorldPride event happened in Rome in 2000! In 2019, Sydney was chosen as the host city for WorldPride, with the last WorldPride event being held in Copenhagen.
The theme of Sydney WorldPride is “Gather. Dream. Amplify.” The theme aims to celebrate the diversity of LGBTIQ+ people, but also of the Asia-Pacific region and First Nations culture.
Sydney WorldPride events start from Friday February 17 2023 and finish on Sunday March 5 2023. There are lots of exciting ways that you can get involved and experience Sydney WorldPride. A few of the big events, include:
In total, there will be over 200 events during Sydney WorldPride. Some are ticketed, meaning you have to buy a ticket before going to the event, while others are free.
Don’t forget, Pride Month is for everybody – It’s an inclusive environment founded to empower those in the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. How you celebrate WorldPride month is completely up to you, and there’s something for everyone.
To find out more about the Sydney WorldPride festivities, head to the Sydney WorldPride website.
Sydney WorldPride 2023 is going to be one to remember with events and parties galore! Make sure you remember it for the right reasons by practicing safe sex, looking out for your friends and making your health a priority. ?The International Student Health Hub is all about sexual and reproductive health, so here’s a little reminder during WorldPride to:
No matter what you get up to (or who you get under) this Sydney WorldPride it’s important that you take care of yourself. Because in the words of LGBTQIA+ icon, RuPaul “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
There are lots of places you can go to get more information on Sydney WorldPride or on sexual and reproductive health. We’ve listed some of our top recommendations below:
Do you have questions about sexual health? You can check out the STI and HIV pages on the International Student Health Hub or ask Nurse Nettie a question.
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