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MARDI GRAS SYDNEY: A look at the historyPhotos

MARDI GRAS SYDNEY: A look at the history | Photos 2016: Brendan Spratt, a performer Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras rehearses his routines. Photo: COLE BENNETTS
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1978: Protesters take part in the 1978 protest that would evolve into the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Photo SMH

1978: The scene outside of the Central Court of Petty Session in Sydney

1980s: An image from a parade in the 1980s

1986: Oxford Street celebrates the gay and lesbian mardi gras. Photo FAIRFAX ARCHIVE, SMH

1988: Parade spectators climb atop Oxford St shop awnings to watch the parade. Photo: GARY MCLEAN / FAIRFAX ARCHIVES

1998: Drag queens dressed as ‘The Bond Girls’ during the 20th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney. Photo: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP / GETTY IMAGES

1999: The 22nd Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Photo: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP / Getty Images

1999: Vanessa Wagner performed during the festival at the Seymour Theatre.

2001: Australian gays perform Mardi Gras dances during the Centenary of Federation parade through the streets of Sydney. Photo: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP / Getty Images

2001: Australian politician Phillip Ruddock and Australian Prime Minister John Howardcome under scrutiny by having cutouts of their faces displayed. Photo: NICK LAHAM

2002: Spectators at the parade. Photo: PATRICK RIVIERE

2004: An image from the annual parade. Photo JON BUCKLE

2004: An image from the annual parade. Photo JON BUCKLE

2005: Parade Goers dressed as Prince Charles and Camilla pose for photographers. Photo: CHRIS MCGRATH / GETTY IMAGES

2006: Mardi Gras parade

2007: The bring david hicks home float. Photo: JAMES BRICKWOOD

2009: This pic shows Lardonna Rama. Photo: JAME ALCOCK

2010: Parade goers dancing in Oxford Street

2011: Launch of new Sydney mardi gras promotional logo. Photo: Robert McGrath.

2011. Photo: GLEN DRAPER

2012: Kylie Minogue greets the dancers after watching a tribute performance in her honour in Taylor Square during the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney. Photo: JANIE BARRETT

2013: Revellers enjoy the Mardi Gras in Sydney. Photo: JAMES ALCOCK

2014: ANZ dressed up some of their ATM’s around Sydney for Mardi Gras. Photo: SASHA WOOLEY

2015. Jessica Mauboy performs during Mardi Gras Party at the Entertainment Quarter. Photo: DON ARNOLD

2015: Australian Defence Force members and supporters march in the 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade

2015: Participants and party goers at the Mardi Gras. Photo: JAME ALCOCK

2015: Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore flies the flag at this year’s Mardi Gras parade. Photo: JAMES ALCOCK

TweetFacebookPHOTOS: 2014 Mega GalleryPHOTOS: A look back in time at the 2002 Mardi Gras2013:Mardi Gras still breaks down barriers after 35 yearsEverybody loves a parade, and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the biggest and best, not only in Australia, but in the world.

From humble beginnings back in June 24, 1978, what was once a small scale protest and statement of pride and self-expressionis now a major mainstream national icon that is internationally respected as a celebration of diversity and inclusion.

As revelers gear up for Saturday’s 2016 Mardi Gras parade in Sydney we take a look at the event that started in confrontation back in 1978.

The first march took place on Saturday, June 241978 at 10pm. The march wasmet with unexpected police violence after 53 men and women were violently arrested by police.

Up to 3,000 people marched in an incident-free parade in 1979 after the NSW governmentrepealed the NSW Summary Offences Act legislation that had allowed the arrests to be made and created a new Public Assemblies Act which meant that Sydneysiders no longer had to apply for a permit to have a demonstration. They just had to notify police.

In 1980 a key new element was introduced – the post-parade party. In 1981 the decision was taken to move the event forward to summer to enjoy better weather.

The estimates for the parade audiences show it doubling every year till it reached 50,000 in 1984.

The event began to enjoy extensive media coverage from the mid-80s onwards and the crowds continued to swell, from 200,000 in 1989 to over 500,000 in 1993.

Large numbers of interstate and international travellers had started flying in for the event as well, generating an estimated $38 million for the NSW economy.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras remains the one truly global gay annual event and a uniquely attractive escape from the Northern Hemisphere winter.

– source: mardigras.org419论坛.

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