Fair Day kicks off the Mardi Gras Season in Sydney

In October 1982 the Gay Business Association (now the SGLBA) launched the first Fair Day,  organised by Rob Cooper a former Councillor of the Sydney City Council.

It was held in Shannon Reserve next to the Clock Hotel in Crown Street Surry Hills and was a very successful day and at the end featured “mud wrestling” much to the excitement of the large crowd

The event subsequently outgrew the area and was moved to Green Park across from St. Vincent’s Hospital where the closure of Darlinghurst Road from Oxford to Burton Street provided a great atmosphere and area for street stalls.

While 2020 Fair Day didn’t include any mud wrestling, there was still plenty to see, do and experience. The SGLBA team managed to give away 1,000 show bags.

Earlier in the day, show bags included brochures and various offers from members. A tip for Fair Day 2021 would be for members to provide more content for inclusion in these showbags.

2020 Fair Day | Business Avenue
2020 Fair Day | Business Avenue
2020 Fair Day | Business Avenue
2020 Fair Day | Business Avenue
2020 Fair Day | Business Avenue
2020 Fair Day | Business Avenue

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Salesforce Foundation

The SGLBA is a customer of the Salesforce Foundation, we use salesforce CRM to manage our membership and keep track of everything we do. All of this is provided at no charge by the Salesforce Foundation. Thank you.

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Bear Bar is Sydney’s small gay bar in the heart of Oxford Street. Open every Friday (from 7pm) and Saturday (from 5pm) underneath the Burdekin Hotel for Bears and their friends.
Bear Bar is Sydney’s small gay bar in the heart of Oxford Street. Open every Friday (from 7pm) and Saturday (from 5pm) underneath the Burdekin Hotel for Bears and their friends.
Sydney DJ Ruby plays his favourite uplifting trance hits. Listen to samples from his Trance Volume Cd's, download tracks and watch videos from past Trance parties and CD Launches.
Sydney DJ Ruby plays his favourite uplifting trance hits. Listen to samples from his Trance Volume Cd’s, download tracks and watch videos from past Trance parties and CD Launches.
The ABC logo wondered Fair Day and proved a popular photo op for many people.
The ABC logo wondered Fair Day and proved a popular photo op for many people.
Explore SGLBA membership today. Associate annual membership begins at $95 and includes FREE entry to monthly networking events like Fruits in Suits and Lemons with a Twist.
Explore SGLBA membership today. Associate annual membership begins at $95 and includes FREE entry to monthly networking events like Fruits in Suits and Lemons with a Twist.

Join us at Fruits in Suits, Thursday February 20th and meet our event partner the British Consulate-General Sydney at Social @ Verandah Bar.