Bumble Announces Partnership with 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Bumble has confirmed it will be a supporting partner of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), one of Australia’s most active LGBTQ rights’ organisations.

The dating app has said it will be teaming up with the SGLMG for its 2020 festival, which runs from the 14th February – 1st March and celebrates people of all sexual and gender orientations.

Lucille McCart, Bumble’s Country Lead Australia, said to B&T Magazine“At Bumble, we are dedicated to ensuring that our platform is as inclusive as possible for our community of users. 

“There is no event on the Australian cultural calendar that aligns with these values more than the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras; we could not be more proud to be partnering with this iconic organisation.”

On Sunday’s Fair Day, Bumble began its celebration by displaying the famous ‘Queen Bee’ throne which was surrounded by a rainbow on a gold background.

From today, Bumble users can sign up to watch the Mardi Gras Parade from the VIP area and attend the sold-out Official After Party afterwards at which Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Ke$ha will perform. 

Albert Kruger, chief executive of SGLMG, continued: “Bumble’s commitment to providing their services to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation creates more opportunities for our communities to connect.”

In August 2019, Bumble supported Austin Pride along with gay dating app and fellow MagicLab subsidiary Chappy. It was revealed yesterday that Chappy is going to cease operations at the end of February and the entire user base will be moved over to Bumble.

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