TAMWORTH TO HOST FIRST EVER ‘MARDI GRAS’ EVENT

Tamworth will shine with all the colours of the rainbow tomorrow, as the city hosts its first-ever Mardi Gras event.

The LGBTIQ community will celebrate with a small, one-truck parade, before enjoying a live-stream of Sydney’s party at the local cinema.

Organiser, Jody Ekert believes it’s about time regional towns held their own Mardi Gras event.

“It has been a heap of planning and it has just grown and grown and grown, until I feel like it’s a little bit out of control now, in a very good way.”

For Gunnedah’s Anthony Henessey, the event is a rare but special opportunity.

“Just to be around my kind of people and to be able to fit in with people who accept me for who I am… I’m proud of who I am.”

It’s one of a handful of events to be funded by the Sydney Mardi Gras Grant Fund.

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Isobella Evans is a journalist with NBN News in Tamworth, NSW. After writing her first story at age twelve about an adventurous beach ball, she quickly discovered her love for writing. Since then, she has graduated from a Bachelor in Communication at the University of Newcastle and worked as a journalist for the Sydney Royal Easter Show and as a columnist for a Central Coast publication. NBN News is Isobella's first full-time television role, and she is loving every minute of it.