We’ve come a long way since 1978, when the pioneers of our community took to the streets wearing costumes and carrying placards calling for rights and acceptance on the 10th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

35 years on, it’s time to remember where we have been, look where we are going and take pride in how far we have come.

The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade is the biggest event of its kind in the world. A vibrant, electric celebration of the power and beauty of diversity, bursting with creativity, colour and wonder designed to provoke and entertain.

From the moment the Dykes on Bikes kick start their engines, the roar of excitement explodes into a rainbow extravaganza of lavish floats and energetic marching troops, with almost 10,000 people making their way along Oxford and Flinders Streets.

Today, we welcome the hundreds of thousands to cheer and join in the fun. The police march, and help make it happen. We all have the right to be who we are and love whom we choose.

There is nothing like the Mardi Gras Parade. So in this its 35th anniversary we’re bringing together all our generations for one huge celebration of us. To give thanks to the 78ers, and to those who follow in their steps, all the love and support they truly deserve.
  • Saturday Mar 2, 2013

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