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IN PICS: a carnival of costumes & equality

Next year will mark 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and 12 years of ANZ’s partnership with this most colourful and vibrant of festivals.

Mardi Gras is Australia’s largest celebration of diversity, inclusion and love and has a proud history of highlighting and fostering rights and equality for LGBTI individuals and communities.

Here is a gallery of ANZ’s Mardi Gras costumes through the years, showcasing some of our colleagues’ most memorable campaigns.

2017 #HoldTight

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Photographer: Tanya McCulloch

2016 “Respect is our Pillar”

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Photographer: Tanya McCulloch

In August of 2017, together with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, ANZ announced a new community grants program which will provide funds for LGBTQI community organisations and charities. The program, to be launched in 2018, will provide grants for a wide range of purposes including, education and training, arts and culture and sporting and community groups. Further announcements to come later in 2017.  

2015 “Anchoring Inclusion”

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Photographer: Tanya McCulloch

2014 “Hats off to Diversity”

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Photographer: Tanya McCulloch

Mardi Gras flash mob entertains

Recently ANZ’s headquarters hosted a flash mob – an event celebrating its vibrant and diverse workforce as well as the anniversary of its Pride Network and recognition as 2017 LGBTI employer of the year.

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Photographer: Stacey Yang

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Photographer: Jayakrishnan Moolachery

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Photographer: Jayakrishnan Moolachery

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Photographer: Jayakrishnan Moolachery

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Photographer: Jayakrishnan Moolachery

2012 “Cheering for Equality”

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Photographer: Tanya McCulloch

2010 “Our People are our Stars”

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Photographer: Tanya McCulloch

Jennifer Farmer is bluenotes editorial producer

The views and opinions expressed in this communication are those of the author and may not necessarily state or reflect those of ANZ.

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