The night had gone from nerve-wracking to exhilarating to traumatic all in the space of a few hours. The police attack made us more determined to run Mardi Gras the next year. Over the months that followed, more protests and arrests took place - and the actions of the authorities came to be seen as heavy handed. As such that first Mardi Gras march was a major civil rights milestone beyond the gay community.
Sydney's LGBTQI Mardi Gras goes ahead - with restrictions
A different kind of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year with the socially distanced event taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground instead of the usual parade through the streets of Sydney. The venue may be different this year but the brightly coloured Speedos in the parade are still the same. This troupe is spreading their wings with a colourful display. UK singer Rita Ora closed out the festivities with her headline performance. This parade-goer was swanning around the SCG. Bringing the green and gold costumes to this year's event.