In 2020, the University of Sydney once again partnered with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as an official event supporter.
2020 marks the fifth year that we joined the festivities on Oxford Street. Pride Network Champion, Professor Stephen Garton, said of the partnership: "The University greatly values its involvement in the Mardi Gras festival. As a University community, we embrace the values of diversity and inclusion that the festival exemplifies and celebrates."
The Mardi Gras parade was held on 29 February 2020, and with the year's overarching theme being What Matters. The University of Sydney supported Mardi Gras with our own vibrant float that embodies our own theme: the heart of the matter!
On 16 February 2020, thousands of Sydneysiders flocked to sunny Victoria Park to celebrate Mardi Gras Fair Day. The University of Sydney stall was complete with a face painter, a photobooth and dozens of enthusiastic University staff and student volunteers who were around for a chat with visitors.