Social Good

Celebrating 10 years of partnership with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

February 2016

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

For 10 years, ANZ has been a major sponsor and proud participant of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.  Our involvement is one of the many ways in which we demonstrate our commitment to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect.

To mark our 10-year milestone of Mardi Gras support, ANZ has come out as "GAYNZ". Our Oxford Street branch has been primped and preened into the first ever GAYNZ branch – an elaborate, baroque-inspired celebration of the LGBTI community.

Our GAYTMs have made a welcome return at our Pitt Street and George Street branches, and all ATM operator fees from non-ANZ cardholders will again be donated to Twenty10, a non-profit organisation supporting people of diverse genders, sexes, sexualities, their families and communities.

Plus, in a fabulous display of ANZ’s ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect, 230 people will march with a phenomenal ANZ float at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, truly making this year bigger and better than ever.

ANZ has also partnered with Twitter to release a one-of-a-kind rainbow flag emoji, which will appear whenever #GAYNZ is used. Help spread our message of diversity, inclusion and respect with #GAYNZ, and have a fabulous Mardi Gras, darlings!