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20:50 | 20th July 2017

News: World

Fri 19 Feb, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


As we raise this flag today, it is my hope that it will be recognised as a sign of the rich, diverse, tolerant and harmonious city that we all strive to create

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Sydney Mardi Gras Begins!

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Today sees the launch of Sydney Gay Lesbian Mardi Gras as the flag is raised over the Harbour city Town Hall.
The celebrations have begun as the party goes into full swing with our friends Down Under. Rainbow flags have been raised all over the city and down the iconic gay quarter of Oxford Street. For the first time in history, the rainbow flag was raised over the Town Hall.


According to AAP, City Mayor Clover Moore gave a speech outside the town hall on George Street, saying "As we raise this flag today, it is my hope that it will be recognised as a sign of the rich, diverse, tolerant and harmonious city that we all strive to create,"
The City of Sydney Council is the major sponsor Mardi Gras, which is entering into it’s 33rd year. The festival will feature the famous parade through the city streets and the iconic Mardi Gars Party. For the first time, the parade and the party will take place on alternative Saturdays, with the parade taking place on 27th February and the party taking place on March 6th. Other events during the festival are Fair Day and Harbour Day.
Mardi Gras, dubbed Gay Christmas, will be headed by transsexual American model, fashion icon and nightlife hostess Amanda Lepore, marking the first transsexual to take the role.
Speaking to AAP, Mardi Gras co-chair Nick Parker spoke about the choice of Lepore. "Usually the right person bubbles up each year," he told AAP.
"I think it's fantastic we have for the first time a transsexual."

 

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