Saturday 22nd February 2020
El Alamein Fountain
Join us for SPARK’s Youth History Walk this Mardi Gras season!
Well before Oxford Street became the Gay Golden Mile, King’s Cross was the centre of Sydney’s gay nightlife. How did the community grow and why was there a later move to Oxford Street? Along the walk down King’s Cross and Oxford Street, we will be revisiting Sydney’s LGBTQ history with stories about important bars and venues that carved out spaces for members of the community in those early days, and the legacy of the first Mardi Gras in 1978.
Commentary will be by former gay activist and community historian, Robert French, who has been leading history tours for over 30 years, often in conjunction with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. He has also published on homosexuality in Colonial and mid-20th Century Sydney.
The walk will take roughly 90 minutes. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and wear some sun screen on the day.
This event is for people of diverse sexualities and genders aged 26 years and under.