In photos: Sydney celebrates Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

SYDNEY Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was celebrated on Saturday night, attracting some 300,000 spectators to watch 12,300 participants in a record-breaking parade. A milestone year – marking the parade’s 40th anniversary and the first event since Australia legalised gay marriage last year – organisers said the turnout was the largest to date, making it the “world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community”. A participant wearing a costume prepares for the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in central Sydney, Australia, March 3, 2018. Source: Reuters/David Gray SEE ALSO: ‘Huge step forward’: First gay marriages take place in Australia Source: Reuters/David Gray “Beyond the glitter, flamboyance and satire, there were so many floats reminding us of the serious issues. Acceptance, inclusivity, diversity, respect,” said Casu. The 78ers float at Mardi Gras 2018. Source: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Police have since apologised for the...


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