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Mardi Gras 2018: 40 Years of Evolution

Posted on 03 Nov, 2017
Mardi Gras 2018: 40 Years of Evolution
2018 marks the historic 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. To celebrate this milestone, the Festival program is bigger, better and more fabulous than ever as it reflects on four decades of amazing evolution, momentous achievements and extraordinary individuals.

40 Years of Mardi Gras on Google Arts & Culture

Posted on 03 Nov, 2017
40 Years of Mardi Gras on Google Arts & Culture
Today Sydney Gay and Lesbian 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. But it all began with a riot. On a chilly winter's night in 1978, the police descended on a street festival gathering in solidarity with the Stonewall protests in New York.