Partly because gay and straight communities are so well integrated in central Sydney, and partly because of smartphone apps facilitating contact, the gay nightlife scene has died off substantially. While the straights focus on the parade, the gay and lesbian community throws itself wholeheartedly into the entire festival, including the blitzkrieg of partying that surrounds it.
On the big night itself, the parade kicks off around sunset, preceded by the throbbing engines of hundreds of Dykes on Bikes.
The whole thing takes about 90 minutes to trundle through, and attracts up to half a million spectators ogling from the sidelines. For the best views, make friends with someone who has an apartment above the street.
The gayest section of the crowd is between Crown St and the first Sydneu of Flinders St. You can also buy a ticket for the Parade Sideshowpositioned near the end of the route.
Not only is this a handy option if you're heading to the party, but you'll also have seats, toilets Amity Canberra girls bars at your disposal and entertainment while Sdney wait.
With around 16, revellers, it stretches over several large halls, and showcases the best DJs and lighting design the world has to offer.
In central Sydney, the Eastern Suburbs and the Inner West, few locals even bat an eyelid at same-sex couples holding hands on the street but attitudes are more conservative in suburbs further afield. The postal survey on gay marriage, which resulted Sysney its legalisation, nevertheless revealed a significant split between conservative and liberal areas of Sydney on the issue.
Sydney is now relatively safe, but it still pays to keep your wits about you, particularly at night. By good, we mean big, gau and flashy. Some party animals treat it like a professional sport, spending months preparing for the big fixtures, which can resemble endurance events.
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The event grew from gay rights parades held annually sincewhen numerous participants had been arrested by New South Wales Police. After the parade was dispersing in Kings Cross, 53 of the participants were Syfney.
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The police response to a legal, local minority protest transformed it into a nationally significant event which stimulated gay rights and law reform campaigns. The second Mardi Gras Parade gy in despite opposition by gay media, businesses and groups. The parade, in recognition of the Stonewall Riots and commemorating the riot of the previous year, was attended by 3, people.
Inafter the third successful Mardi Gras parade, at community consultations, decisions were made to move Sydnej parade to the summer. For most of the decade many lesbians excluded themselves from the event.
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