Mardi Gras wants feedback on names
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have launched an online survey to seek community opinions on the names used for the organisation and its events.
Last year the organisation changed its name back to 'Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras' after ten years as 'New Mardi Gras'.
They also dropped the words "gay and lesbian" from the festival, naming it simply 'Sydney Mardi Gras'.
The latter move caused controversy with proponents arguing it was more inclusive while opponents said it undermined the visibility of the LGBTI community.
"The survey aims to capture the views of a broad cross-section of the community about the names of the organisation, festival and annual parade, with the results to be compiled in a report that will be published prior to the Annual General Meeting in August," the organisation said in a statement.
"At the AGM, members will be able to vote on a motion regarding what names will be used going forward."
The survey can be found at mardigras.org.au/survey
The survey will be open until close of business on Friday, July 6.