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Mardi Gras マルディグラ 2011 – Part 1

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is without a doubt the premier Gay and Lesbian Festival in the world. The 2011 night parade was the first one I had actually attended in person.  This year’s parade was overseen by Artistic Director Ignatius Jones, and has a subtheme of “Say Something”.

Instead of a single Parade Leader, this year there were 8 ‘Heros of the parade’ at the head of the 5km long parade. At the press conference in the morning we were able to meet a few of them, including Hannah & Savannah who made headlines last November when they were callously banned from attending their school formal for being lesbian.

More to come…

Some of these photos were published in an article in The ONE Magazine, April 2011 Issue. The ONE is a Chinese & Japanese bilingual magazine with distribution in Sydney and Melbourne.

Published by Valent Lau

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