A Bunch Of Fabulously Fearless Looks From This Year’s Sydney Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

It’s that glorious time of the year folks – the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2019. About 300,000 people lined Oxford Street all the way to ANZAC Parade to witness the iconic night and as always, it did not disappoint. Fireworks, fire outfits, and literal fire – you name it, Mardi Gras had it including the one and only Kylie Minogue. 

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The theme of this year’s festival is FEARLESS, to celebrate and acknowledge all the LGBTQI+ people across the world who express themselves every day.

Before we get to all the lewks – let’s just take a moment to relive Kylie’s surprise-but-not-a-surprise appearance at Mardi Gras. The angel witnessed her own tribute during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. 


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200 floats took to the streets but not before your faves Dykes on Bikes Sydney and Boys on Bikes did a big ol’ zoom. This year’s Mardi Gras was also the first to include a smoking ceremony followed by the First Nations float which opened the Parade.

And now, to some precious lewks.




Need, want, love.

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Again – need, want, love.

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Now, to the definition of fearless.

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This next one is such a beautiful photo. According to Getty, this is the first time Haka for Life have had a float in the parade. It was designed like a Waka Canoe with the theme One Waka, One Love.

Haka For Life is a organisation focused on men’s health, wellbeing, and suicide prevention in the Maori community.

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Also, every single one of these.

NSW Police were also in the parade… dancing rather than marching.

Bit cute.

Neighbours also had their first-ever float in this year’s parade.

“Everyone is welcome on Ramsay Street,” their float read.

If you missed the parade, you can catch the repeat Sunday 8:30pm on SBS. 

Happy Mardi Gras!