Tom Ballard co-hosts Mardi Gras on SBS 2

SBS 2 gets in the mood for Mardi Gras with Tom Ballard, Patrick Abboud, and Heather Peace.

Mardi Gras Hero_img resizeComedian Tom Ballard, will co-host SBS 2’s broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with The Feed‘s Patrick Abboud, and actress / musician Heather Peace.

The trio will commentate on the best of the floats and costumes in the parade as well as feature reports and interviews with celebrity VIPs and participants involved in the three week Mardi Gras festival.

Highlights include interviews with Mardi Gras Ambassador Courtney Act, and People With Disability Ambassador Steven Ridley. World News Australia’s Anton Enus will present a special report on local and international news stories from the past year affecting LGBTQI communities.

To celebrate Mardi Gras, SBS will also present a series of LGBTQI programs in the lead-up to the broadcast. The Feed will cover a Mardi Gras focussed story each week. SBS 2 will also feature a collection of LGBTQI films including Bi-Curious Me, Interior, Leather Bar 3, and Weekend. Saturday nights will continue with the All Star season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

SBS-owned Pay TV channel World Movies will present two films that celebrate the joys of queer sexuality from 9.30pm on Friday February 28, award-winning psychological suspense drama Stranger By The Lake, and lesbian romance Room in Rome.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras airs Sunday March 2 at 8.30pm on SBS 2.

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