Thousands of spectators descended last night on Sydney for this year's 37th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.
Around 150 floats carrying more than 10,000 people adorned with half a tonne of glitter spanned five kilometres in the parade. Themes covered a range of topics including anti-homophobia in sport and marriage equality.
"This fight against discrimination in sport is part of the great civil rights struggle that Sydney's Mardi Gras has led in Australia for 37 years," Ignatius Jones, Mardi Gras' senior parade creative consultant, said.
He added, "As long as even one gay or lesbian kid is afraid to play sport, one of Australia's defining activities, for fear of being denounced, Mardi Gras has a purpose."
Okay. Enough words. We'll let the images tell the rest of the story.
Lustralboy applauds this splendid annual celebration and the focus this year on homophobia in sport, a theme we have addressed many times. Go Sydney Mardi Gras. And on to 2016.
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