2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras: guide

All the info you need to watch Saturday's parade Live on SBS.

“What Matters?” is the theme for this year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade screening Live for the first time on SBS.


Oxford Street, Sydney


Joel Creasey, Courtney Act, Narelda Jacobs and Zoë Coombs Marr.


NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT                7:30pm – 10:30pm       AEDT
QLD                                        6:30pm – 9:30pm          AEST
SA                                           7:00pm – 10:00pm        ACDT
WA                                          7:30pm – 10:30pm        AWST*
NT                                            6:00pm – 9:00pm          ACST
*WA viewers can watch the broadcast live via SBS On Demand

Repeat: 10:45pm Sunday on SBS VICELAND
Coverage is produced by Blink TV for SBS.

It will be followed by Kylie Minogue’s Secret Night and Movie: Milk.

Live Viewing sites:

    • Federation Square, Melbourne.
    • Broken Heel Festival/The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill 
    • Central Coast Pride & Coastal Twist Festival
    • Tropical Fruits, Lismore
    • Charles Stuart University, Bathurst
    • Feast, Adelaide 
    • Wagga Mardi Gras, Wagga Wagga
    • THROB, Darwin
    • Lismore Civic Centre


These titles are also screening at the moment:

10 Play:

Alone Out Here
Jon Wright isn’t your typical farmer. He knows climate change is no joke, and is on a mission to transform his cattle farm into an environmental blueprint for the future. His dreams of creating a legacy and making a positive change has taken a personal toll, as the gay, fourth generation farmer overcomes loneliness and a life without children.

Sam Watson road trips across Tasmania, examining the impact and legacy of LGBTQI+ campaigner Rodney Croome. With archival footage and interviews with Sam and Rodney’s families and friends, Belonging examines Tasmania’s journey from a place of prejudice to acceptance.

The Rainbow Passage
The Rainbow Passage is an intimate documentary that charts the love story of Candace and Amanda as they embark on their Gender affirmation journey. Along with their bestie, Hannah, they build a life and community of LGBTIQA+ Friends together in regional Australia, before heading to Korea for voice surgery.

10 Peach:

Neighbours 6:30pm Friday
While all of Erinsborough gather at The Waterhole to watch the Mardi Gras parade, Aaron and David are living it up in Sydney. Finn flees in an avalanche of memories after a flashback.

SBS World Movies:

Movie: Pride 9:30pm Friday
Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police, and the conservative press, London-based gays and lesbians lend their support to striking miners in Wales in 1984.

Movie: Love is Strange 11:55pm Friday
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing, a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

SBS on Demand

Local series Cloudy River will headline the Rainbow Pride movie collection on SBS On Demand. Cloudy River is a bold new series about pansexual artist Emma (Rebecca Robertson) and her musician lover, River (Rowan Davie), whose open relationship is put to the test when they move in together. Tangerine and Lovesong starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone will also feature in the collection.


Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride
9:05pm Sunday on NITV
Before the 30th anniversary, Ken Coolen examines Gay Pride celebrations internationally. He travels to places where Pride is steeped in protest to experience the powerful oppression that still exists.


Four Corners:
8:30pm Monday
On Monday Four Corners meets young Australians who do not identify as either male or female to gain an understanding of their lives and experiences.

Apple TV+

Visible: Out on Television
Five-part documentary series which looks back at LGBTQ television. This features new interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more.


Will & Grace Friday

RuPaul’s Drag Race Saturday
The monumental 12th season of the beloved Emmy-winning reality show will bring together thirteen fabulous new queens as they vie for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar,”

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked Saturday

5 Responses

  1. I’ll be reading my Bible and yelling out passages whilst throwing holy water at the TV ,?, seriously though I’ll tune in and take a looksy ,is this the first time Live ever or just SBS.

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