Chasing the rainbow: why Australia can't afford to ignore queer travellers

Michael Turtle
By Michael Turtle
Updated February 27 2022 - 1:05am, first published February 25 2022 - 6:30pm
Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade unites revellers for the biggest night on the queer calendar. Picture: Jeffrey Feng

After a week of rain in Sydney, the rainbows are out. The city is in the midst of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, culminating in the annual parade next Saturday... albeit in a smaller form at the Sydney Cricket Ground for another year. International visitor numbers are still down this year, with Australia's border only just opening, but there's nonetheless a celebratory atmosphere on the streets.

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Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel writer

Michael Turtle is an Australian journalist who left his job in television to travel the world forever. He'll show you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.