It was a lovely Party. The Parade was broadcast on Network Ten and had a theme of gay and lesbian parenting. The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. It was a clear protest against the decision made by the Anglican Church to refuse openly gay members of the church from holding positions of office. The Mardi Gras Awards are presented to organisations and individuals who made an outstanding contribution to Mardi Gras and the gay and lesbian community.
Rain marred the Parade, but overpeople still turned out to watch walking entries, more than 4, marchers and a record number of 90 floats.
'Lifesavers' at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
A video showing the forceful arrest of a teenager at the Parade went viral and outraged the community, eventually leading to the NSW Police and Mardi Gras signing an accord, pledging to work closer together to ensure a safe and welcoming experience for all participants and spectators at Mardi Gras events. In there were eight Chiefs of Parade instead of just one. For a long time they did not want to but we made them. Retrieved 28 February For most of the decade many lesbians excluded themselves from the event. Photographer William Yang recalls the Sleaze Ball:
Seconds later she shares the stage with another hundred entertainers. The first-ever First Nations float featured Aboriginal dancer and activist Malcolm Cole dressed as Captain Cook, standing in a long boat drawn by white men. InOptusa corporate sponsor, broadcast a delayed and edited highlights of the parade via www. The Board, volunteers and everyone who'd made this happen came together for one last dance. Arrow User Inactive Registered: