Courtney Act Schools Us on the History of Sydney Mardi Gras

Courtney Act

Last year, Sydney Mardi Gras, also affectionately known as "Gay Christmas", counted more than a half-million attendees. However, the parade's past has been as colorful as the event itself. The video below, featuring native daughter, Courtney Act, and produced by MTV Australia, gives us a bit of a history lesson on the event and tells us why this LGBT party is as important today as when it began:

 

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