Sydney Opera House Turns Rainbow For Mardi Gras

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The sails of Sydney’s iconic Opera House was lit up in the rainbow colours to launch the of the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Friday night.

The 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrate ’40 years of evolution’ since the original street Festival turned protest in 1978.

“This Festival we celebrate all the amazing activists and leaders, including our 78ers, who have fought tirelessly for our rights over the last four decades,” explained Mardi Gras Arts CEO, Terese Casu. “The 40th-anniversary Parade looks set to be the best yet, with a sparkling procession of hundreds of jaw-dropping floats and 12,000 revellers will dance till dawn at the Mardi Gras Party, Australia’s biggest LGBTQI party of the year.”


Here’s the @sydneyoperahouse lit up in rainbow colours tonight! Celebrating #MardiGras40 ! 🌈💕🌈💕🌈💕🌈 Pic: Cec Busby

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