Skip to main content

UNSW Human Rainbow

26 February 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
University Mall
This event has ended
UNSW Human Rainbow


We are calling for 1,000 people to make UNSW's first - ever Human Rainbow!

Join students, staff, UNSW Alumni and the wider community to make a Human Rainbow down University Mall at UNSW Kensington Campus. The Human Rainbow is a symbol of our solidarity and acceptance for the LGBTIQ+ community here at UNSW and across the world.

Each Faculty/Division is assigned to a specific colour - so rally your students, fellow colleagues and show how inclusive your Faculty/Division is.

A photograph will be taken from above to capture the historic moment as we come together to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community this Mardi Gras. There will be glitter filled activities and fun to be had afterwards. Did someone say rainbow fairy floss?

Please indicate when you register if you have accessibility requirements and we will place you at an accessible point of the rainbow and/or provide seating if needs be.

Things to remember:

  • Bring your own colour t-shirt and wear dark pants, shorts, skirt etc.
  • Bring your own hat and water bottle in case of hot weather

UNSW Human Rainbow colours by Faculty/Division:

  • Red: Engineering
  • Orange: Arts & Social Sciences / Art & Design
  • Yellow: Divisions, Units, Centres, UNSW Alumni
  • Forest Green: Built Environment / Science / Medicine
  • Dark blue/Navy blue: Business
  • Purple: Law / Canberra

Remember to share the Human Rainbow event with friends, family and ask others to take part in UNSW Mardi Gras History! Let’s step beyond diversity and encourage an inclusive campus where everyone belongs.

Wet weather plan: UNSW Human Rainbow will move to Leighton Hall in the unlikely event of rain.

We acknowledge the Bedegal people, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which this event takes place.

Wheelchair Accessible

The University Mall is the main thoroughfare at the UNSW Kensington Campus, connecting lower campus at Anzac Parade to Upper Campus at the John Niland Scientia Building (Map reference: G19).

Assisted Listening

Upon request, we can arrange the following services: Portable hearing loops, Auslan interpreting.


To discuss your access requirements and to book selected access services, please contact the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion via or 02 9385 0319.

To call the Division via the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users: Dial 133 677 and ask for 02 9385 0319.
  • Speak and Listen users: Dial 1300 555 727 and ask for 02 9385 0319.
  • Internet relay users: Visit and enter 02 9385 0319.