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Mark Mariano

Writer, Editor, Storyteller

Location icon Australia

Mark Mariano is an Australian-born Filipino writer, editor, speaker and panelist from Doonside. Mark completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Western Sydney University in 2017, and currently works as the Program Guide Editor at SBS.

Proudly queer, Mark’s editorial and contributor work spans across Mamamia, ABC, and SBS. Mark is also active across SBS Filipino, SBS PopAsia, and SBS Voices.

Mark currently volunteers as an editor for The Western, a growing media hub created for Western Sydney by those who live and breathe it. Mark has also represented Australia at the Harvard University Project for Asian International Relations, a conference dedicated to connecting entrepreneurial minds across the Asia Pacific.



Being queer when you're fat, femme and gaysian

A pig emoji. The notification dinged, and the pink caricature flashed for a moment before disappearing. His profile picture was a park bench, and his bio read 'Discreet. Into Twinks. No Asians'. He had made sure I got his message before he blocked me. 'Just ignore them, you'll find someone!'

SBS PopAsia
Survival shows: are they all winners?

With the fourth instalment of the Produce series in full swing, and over 1.3 million followers on the official Instagram, trainees from Produce X 101 have already begun to build an incredible multinational fan base. Survival programs like Produce have the power to skyrocket groups and individuals into K-pop stardom - but why doesn't it always work out?

SBS PopAsia
Now you're speaking my language!

K-pop has reached audiences all over the world, and it continues to grow thanks to the power of social media. As groups venture into markets outside of their own, is it now a requirement to have members who speak multiple languages? Or is music truly a universal language? [youtube video="lbZdH5H2690"]



SBS Your Language
Sydney Mardi Gras: Celebrating sexuality and being fearless

Though he got a great support from his friends when he came out, it was only few years ago that the SBS Publicity's Program Guide Editor really sat down with his parents and casually told them that he's gay.

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