Forty Years of Femme

Sydney Femme Guild is delighted to produce 40 Years of Femme in conjuction with Claude (ACON), a celebration of 4 decades of Femme history in Sydney during the 2018 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

A fundraiser for Sydney Femme Guild, the night will be an exploration and celebration of Femme identity – raw, sassy, strong, proud, dangerous.

Featured Femme performers will grace the stage with their own stories of Femme experience in the form of burlesque, spoken word, artistic expression and demonstrations.

In addition, we will be hosting an exhibition of Femme as Fuck images – telling a story of pride and history from the many diverse Femmes in our beautiful LGBTQI community over the past 40 years!


Enter our Photographic Competition!

We’re seeking amateur submissions from the community showing what 40 years of Femme means to you – and you can win a prize!

Thes event is an exploration and celebration of Femme identity – raw, sassy, strong, proud, dangerous, Femme as F*ck images.

Tell us your stories of Femmes in our beautiful LGBTQI community.

Tell us the stories we should celebrate, the stories we should be proud of, the stories that need to be heard during the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th Anniversary.

How to Submit

There are two ways to submit your work:

1. Email your work in digital format to, with the subject Submission before 20 February.

2. Post your images to Instagram with the hashtag #40yearsofFemme by 20 February.

Our panel of Femme organisers will curate the collection, selecting a range of images that best fit the ’40 years of Femme’ theme. These images will be displayed as part of an exhibition on the event night, and also through different social media outlets (Instagram and Facebook).


Event attendees will vote on their favourite image of the night, with a fabulous prize awarded to the winner.

Full entry terms and conditions are here.