The Australian city of Sydney hosted the fair this Sunday LGBTI Mardi Gras within the acts of WorldPride
Last Friday the events of the WorldPride in Sydney which will consist of 300 events and will have 500.000 participants, including 78.000 visitors, between February 17 and March 5. Highlights include the classic parade Mardi Gras on February 25 and the pride march by Sydney Harbor Bridge the March 5.
WorldPride is an event created by InterPride, an international organization that coordinates Pride Day organizers in different cities, and the first event was held in Rome in the year 2000. Since then the worldpride has taken place in Jerusalem (2006) London (2012) Toronto (2014) Madrid (2017) New York (2019) Copenhagen-Malmö (2021) and in the future it is planned in Washington (2025) and Amsterdam (2026)
Sydney Celebrates Parade LGTBI Mardi Gras since 1978, when a march of this group between the emblematic street Oxford and Hyde Park was violently repressed by the police. Name "Mardi Gras” means in French “fat tuesday” and refers to the day before Ash Wednesday when in the Christian tradition you can still eat meat before Ash Wednesday and Christian Lent, which ends the celebrations of Carnival.
This year is the 45th anniversary of the parade Mardi Gras en Sydney and it is also 5 years since the legalization of marriage of the same sex in Australia, where until 1984 homosexuality was considered a crime in New South Wales, whose capital is Sydney.