Queer Icons The Veronicas Spearhead a Feel-Good WorldPride Initiative 'With You &Proud'

Nominate someone who deserves to be celebrated for their support of the LGBTQIA+ community and you could win an incredible Sydney WorldPride package.
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Published on January 27, 2023

With You &Proud is an initiative launched by American Express as part of the brand's ongoing activity as a major sponsor for Sydney WorldPride. The campaign invites Australians to nominate the loved ones in their life who deserve to be celebrated for their support of and commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.

If you know a legend who fits the bill, you can nominate them here and go in the running to win a phenomenal WorldPride experience for you and the one you've nominated. Fifteen winners will score a package that includes tickets to the sold-out opening ceremony featuring Kylie (no surname necessary) and Charli XCX, VIP viewing access of the Mardi Gras Parade, and dining and entertainment vouchers at top Sydney venues. Flights and accommodation will also be provided for interstate recipients. So as prizes go, this one is a certified banger. Scroll for the full details.

Speaking of certified bangers, it is apt that the campaign is fronted by Lisa and Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas. The mighty pop queens have consistently used their platform to support and celebrate the rights and spirit of the queer community throughout their career.

The duo launched their involvement with the following statement:

"For Jessie, as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and for both of us as passionate allies, we're honoured to bring American Express' With You &Proud initiative to life — we can't wait to celebrate this incredible community and share our personal stories of pride together."

"Having grown up deeply connected and involved with the LGBTQIA+ community from a young age and creating safe space for all at our shows for 18 years, representing Australia for WorldPride and being part of this incredible initiative will be an absolute personal and career highlight."

The Veronicas join NBL player Isaac Humphries and MasterChef alum and beloved food personality Khanh Ong as With You &Proud ambassadors.

Full Prize Details

Recipient packages will include curated experiences made up from the below:

2x tickets to Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert featuring Kylie Minogue
2x tickets to Kinky Boots performance
Double pass Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Experience
Merivale dining experience voucher
Saint Peter dining experience voucher
2x Club Cindy Parade viewing passes
Hair styling experience or make up experience
House of Priscilla voucher for costume shopping
Flights and accommodation at Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, for interstate travellers

Nominations are open until 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday, 29 January. For T&Cs visit the website

Published on January 27, 2023 by Concrete Playground
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