PHOTOS: Sydney Mardi Gras Manages To Make Rest Of Pride Season Look Tame By Comparison


GAYTMs weren’t the only thing decked out with Australian Glitter Faeries for Mardi Gras this year. The entire city of Sydney was transformed as the largest parade in Australia took over streets with feather boas, elaborate costumes, balloons and, needless to say, tens of thousands of shirtless men.

Sydney Mardi Gras, in case you live under a rock, is the Austrainian version of what is otherwise know as Pride.

Take a look at the outrageous parade, plus be sure to check out the Gay Mardi Gras and Carnaval celebrations happening this week in the Northern hemisphere…

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  • Johnny

    @stadacona you forgot to mention FUN FUN FUN, lighten up man….I would like to know exactly how Australia is 10 years behind the rest of the ‘civilised’ world????? Gay and Lesbians in Australia have full equal rights other than Marriage Equality. THAT”S IT!

  • alanj

    Stadacona seems to be obsessed with trashing Australia whenever an article appears, reminds me of a past troll by the name of jbbryant. This time he has based his opinion on a handful of photos of a parade that lasted for hours and contained a lot of political messages. I also applaud the SBS national coverage which provided background info on the marchers and their causes.

  • nandaric

    @stadacona: I think self hating queens are far more detrimental in gaining tolerance and acceptance.

  • Johnny

    @stadacona: half wit drug sluts hahahaha, sounds like someone is a bit cranky about missing out on some fun. As I said before “Lighten Up Man”.
    MArdi Gras started off in 1978 as a protest march for gay rights with mass arrests. I went to my first when I was 17 years old in 1983. Without Mardi Gras, Australia wouldn’t be as progressive as it is on gay rights and I wouldn’t be the proud gay man I am today. While I haven’t been to Mardi Gras for years I still love and support it with all my heart and mind.
    The Kevin Rudd government legislated to remove around 150 areas of discrimination against homosexuality. There is one hurdle of marriage equality left to go and because of event like Mardi Gras it is not too far away.

  • Johnny

    @stadacona: out of interest which countries are a part of this civilised world you speak of???

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