The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual LGBTQ Pride Parade attended by hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas.
It is one of the largest festivals in the world, and one of Australia’s most famous events. The first march took place on Saturday 24th June 1978, to demonstrate against sexual repression in Australia and other countries, during the march numerous participant were violently attacked and arrested by the NSW Police. The event recurred annually, becoming the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008.
Organized by the SGLMG a non-profit-organization which exists to develop and celebrate the power and beauty of diversity embracing all people regardless of sexual identity, gender identity, age, race, religion, ability and socio-economic status.