Inner West Council proudly celebrates six years of Feel The Love

Friday 2 February 2018

The Inner West Council’s annual “Feel the Love” Mardi Gras reception kicks off on Thursday February 15 at Petersham Town Hall.

Each year, Council recognises and celebrates the month of Mardi Gras through its fabulous Feel the Love reception.

This year, Feel the Love Inner West 2018 is themed “Mardi Gras - 40 Years of Evolution”, marking four decades of struggle by the local LGBTIQ community.

The event will showcase momentous events in LGBTIQ history, including the first Mardi Gras protest in 1978 as well as the joyous celebrations following the results of the marriage equality vote.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said he was proud of the way the whole community has embraced the event since its launch in 2013.

“Our LGBTIQ residents are a strong and vocal part of our community, and they’ve played a huge role in shaping the character of our area, as well as driving the successful vote for marriage equality just a few months ago,” he said.

“This year’s Feel the Love celebrates the fact that the Inner West occupies a central place in Australia’s LGBTIQ history. It is an event that is firmly rooted a community where there is a strong spirit of co-operation, trust and pride.”

Feel the Love Inner West 2018 will be hosted by the fabulous Barbra Blacksheep, from 7pm - 9pm on Thursday February 15 at 107 Crystal Street, Petersham. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested are welcome to attend and should RSVP by February 12 at

For more information, visit Inner West MardiGras

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