Preview of This Year's Sydney LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras Parade
The 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is drawing 5,000 paraders from over 100 LGBTQI+ community groups. This year's parade harks back to it's early history, forgoing the traditional floats in order to fit the parade inside the Sydney Cricket Grounds stadium. Making up for the absence of the floats, the parade organizers doubled down on what their site calls "outlandish pageantry of vibrant costumes, puppetry and props that made it such a phenomenon in its earliest years."
Before the stadium audience gets to witness the colourful cavalcade Saturday March 6, 2021, here's a preview of some of the artists starring in the parade.