Mardi Gras 2021 Parade - Central Coast Represents!  

Sign up to particpate in the parade happening at the SCG on March 6th. Costume workshop building begins this weekend (satuday 15th Jan 2021)

Mardi Gras 2021 theme this year is “Rise” and most Coasties would have felt the impact of droughts, fires, floods and a global pandemic, it has tested everyone’s spirit and resolve. Throw creatives and marginalised peoples into that mix and as the agents of change we  know 1st hand when we “rise” to the occasion, amazing things happen!

 

It's been challenging this year, but when is it not!  COVID has presented its own challenges & we have adapted ,  re-imagined ourselves and for 2021 

We’re forging ahead with our plans to deliver something special, something necessary and something we can all celebrate together.

"We cannot wait to bring community together, the locals, visitors, artists, thinkers, doers, punters, lovers, families, kids, pooches, surfers, film buffs, musos, dags, dorks, superstars and the snootsie back into the live of all things vibrant, wonderful, challenging & surprising across the diverse and divine spectrum of humanity.

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Central Coast LGBTIQ Community Survey

November 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Central Coast LGBTIQ Community Survey

Central Coast LGBTIQ Community pulse check. There is no better time than now to have your say and let us all learn something…

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SHOPFRONT PHOTO EXHIBITION

October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on SHOPFRONT PHOTO EXHIBITION
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SHOPFRONT PHOTO EXHIBITION

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on SHOPFRONT PHOTO EXHIBITION

FREE  28 October – 11 November 24 local businesses across the Peninsula will be part of a vibrant Shopfront photo exhibition also operating…

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HUMAN RIGHTS - EQUALITY - SOCIAL JUSTICE

Let’s champion for equality, visibility & inclusion of all people, making a positive and lasting impact in all areas of life.

A LANDMARK FESTIVAL FOR CENTRAL COAST NSW.

Its our 2nd LGBTIQA+ "Coastal Twist" Arts & Culture Festival" ...

October 2019 quadroopled all expectations with over 6,000 people at our Coastie Carny day alone & close to 7,000 across 3 days and nights.

We are working with all possibilities to re-imagine a new world order and ability to give Arts & Culture visible, vocal expression even when the odds, rules and times, well they are a changin...

2020 we are back so book your accommodation, subscribe to our updates and events as they are released  & get ready for a unique, original, inclusive program of free & ticketed events FOR EVERYBODY (including your fur babies) across the Peninsula.

Something for everyone with Cabaret, drag, film, Food, live music, Dance party, Photo exhibition, all culminating in a huge oceanfront Carny Coastie day like no other with a full day of entertainment, performance, artisan and community stalls, curated food vendors, rainbow family, Queer Youth, All Abilities space,  too many to mention activities for all tastes and states & our Puparazzi Pooch Parade.

We welcome all people from all places, spaces, identifications embraced. Plumbers to punks, grannies to babes, freaks to geeks this is all about getting UNlike minded people together to celebrate in the diversity of what it means to be human on the very welcoming Central Coast!