Mardi Gras Parade

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Two women kiss at Mardi Gras parade
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It's the 40th annual Mardi Gras parade

This year’s Mardi Gras Parade is celebrating its 40th year. More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in the parade, with a further 100,000 people lining the streets to cheer on the 200 participating floats. The Opera House is introducing its first ever Opera House float designed by George Savoulis, there are also prominent inclusions from Dykes on Bikes, First Nations, the original '78ers and also various floats from businesses and the City of Sydney. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade shines a light on the issues affecting LGBTQIA people around the world – and it’ll be a big party with the government lifting the lockout laws for Saturday night.

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