The festival's first significant corporate partnership was with iconic Australian brand Telstra, which came on board as a major sponsor of the Parade. 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.
Christian fundamentalist MP Fred Nile was the most outspoken opponent of gays and lesbians. Here she is on 's Qantas float. By TOI staff. Christian MP Fred Nile called for a boycott of the channel and its advertisers, but the Jewish Home leader invokes dogs in comments on gay pride went ahead anyway, watched by half a million viewers in Sydney alone, easily winning the timeslot.
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This picture was taken in the morning when the crowd had thinned out and the first shafts of light illuminated the dancers. Singer Chrissie Amphlett performed I Touch Myself on stage with 24 dancing lesbian vampires, and Pleasure and Pain with 24 demonic male beasts! The Party featured an astonishing line-up of international and homegrown music acts.
Here's his photo of the sea of dancing people in the Government Pavilion.
The increasing involvement of women at Mardi Gras in the late s had by reached the point where lesbians represented 25 per cent of the membership. We've achieved this by investing ever-greater resources in our journalism while keeping all of the content on our site free.
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Undeterred, the Parade went ahead bigger than ever before, with the theme 'Fighting for our Lives'.