Gay and lesbian madi gras

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On 24 June a small group of gay and lesbian people operating as the Gay Solidarity Group staged a day of events in Sydney. The intention was to promote gay and lesbian culture and to encourage political activism against the discrimination they routinely experienced. The group organised a traditional march and public meeting in the morning and a street parade at night. The violent police response to the parade brought national attention and helped to establish the parade as an annual event. The Stonewall riots that began in the early hours of 28 June in New York City were the result of a police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn.

Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 – in pictures

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras | Sydney, Australia -

Thousands gathered inside Sydney cricket ground on Saturday for the city's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration. Revellers usually line the city's streets for a huge parade but plans were altered this year over Covid concerns. Some 36, attended the stadium event instead - though a small protest march also took place on the usual parade route after an exemption was issued by health officials. The parade was televised and featured colourful costumes and a headline performance from singer Rita Ora. Some 5, took part in the parade, which for was themed "Rise" which organisers said was chosen "after the challenge and hardship" of the last year.

First gay Mardi Gras

It is one of the largest such festivals in the world , [3] and the largest Pride event in Oceania. The event grew from gay rights parades held annually since , when numerous participants had been arrested by New South Wales Police. After the parade was dispersing in Kings Cross, 53 of the participants were arrested. The police response to a legal, local minority protest transformed it into a nationally significant event which stimulated gay rights and law reform campaigns. The second Mardi Gras Parade occurred in despite opposition by gay media, businesses and groups.
Options range from grandstand-style seating with celebrity hosts to an outdoor club in Taylor Square with raised viewing platforms, cocktail bars and DJs. Hotels near the parade route are also heavily booked. Wear comfortable shoes and grab a viewing spot well before the parade starts. More than 10, people take part the parade — in support of equality, pride and self-expression — bringing the city to a standstill.