What happened at the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?
Today Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, bringing tens of thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. It all began on a chilly winter’s night in 1978, when the police descended on a street festival bravely celebrating gay rights when homosexuality was still illegal.
How did Mardi Gras become gay?
The event grew from gay rights parades held annually since 1978, when numerous participants had been arrested by New South Wales Police. The Mardi Gras Parade maintains a political flavour, with many marching groups and floats promoting LGBTQI rights issues or themes.
What date is Sydney Mardi Gras 2020?
– 1 мар. 2020 г.
Why is Sydney Mardi Gras called Mardi Gras?
Cool fact: In French, ‘Mardi Gras’ means ‘Fat Tuesdays’. The Carnival begins on the day of the Christian feasts of the Epiphany, and finishes on the day before Ash Wednesday – commonly known as Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday. …