Explore more than four decades of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras history on Google Arts & Culture

Witness magical moments of Mardi Gras love, protest, diversity, activism, pride and creativity we've made together over the years.
Read stories, see photos and watch videos on the interactive Timeline here on Google Arts & Culture embedded below.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 1978-2020 Timeline

Written and compiled by Matt Akersten

A History of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras by Graham Carbery
New Day Dawning: The Early Years of Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras by the Pride History Group
Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 Museum Brochure by Nick Henderson and Lewis Oswald
+ various Season Guides and Annual Reports.

With thanks to:
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Pride History Group, Star Observer, William Yang, Kathy Pavlich, C.Moore Hardy, Markham Lane, Steph Sands, Jane Becker, Virginia Lovett, Katherine Wolfgramme, Nick Henderson, Mazz Image, Jamie James, Lewis Oswald, Susan Charlton, Bruce Pollack, Gillian Minervini, Philippa Playford, Michael Woodhouse, Ann-Marie Calilhanna, Mark Trevorrow, Ian Waters, Liz Carter, Tim Bishop, Rob Davis, Jeff Allan, Joel De Sá, Terese Casu and Greg Clarke.

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