Earlier this month, an estimated 12,000 participants and more than 200,000 spectator celebrated the historic 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. 40 years on from the 1978 protest which resulted in police violence and arrests creating a defining night in not only Sydney’s LGBTQI community but Australia’s cultural heritage.
This year’s theme Evolution paid tribute to the evolution of the festival, and to the sociological evolution of social justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex peoples.
Gallery commissioned by Different Strokes Dragon Boat @dsdbc – a Sydney based LGBTQI and Allies dragon boat club who mark their 10th year anniversary this year. The club seeks to promote equality and diversity within the sport of dragon boating.
For a full gallery of images from the event, feel free to drop by my Facebook Page .