To mark four decades of dazzling defiance, ABC Magazines has partnered with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to produce a beautiful book-style magazine to commemorate the internationally renowned pride festival’s 40th birthday.
The Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary Magazine explores an extraordinary range of stories from Australia’s LGBTQI community. As well as stunning images from the parade, the magazine presents features by and about icons including, Benjamin Law, David Marr, Julie McCrossin, Ian Roberts, Matthew Mitcham, Paul Mac, Allan Clarke, Senator Penny Wong, Simon Hunt (Pauline Pantsdown), Jordan Raskopoulos and more.
With a focus on honouring the generations who have contributed to Mardi Gras, the magazine shares stories from the ‘78ers’ who marched in that first fateful parade, alongside work by young or emerging LGBTQI writers, such as Mununjali poet Ellen van Neerven, writer and trans activist Liz Duck-Chong, campaigner Sally Rugg, and those raised in LGBTQI families.
A coffee table keepsake for long after the glitter has washed off.
For every copy sold, $2 will be donated to the SGLMG Grants Scheme. The grants are distributed to non-profit groups who are impacting the LGBTQI community, particularly regional Australia.