Mardi Gras Events Sissy Ball. Christian MP Fred Nile called for a boycott of the channel and its advertisers, but the telecast went ahead anyway, watched by half a million viewers in Sydney alone, easily winning the timeslot. Later that week, the Sydney Morning Herald printed the names, occupations and home addresses of those arrested, outing them and leading some to lose their jobs. The Mardi Gras Party was now extremely popular - and not just with gay people. Activists held up placards with messages to the health authorities: Retrieved 13 May
Here's the extravagant Albury Hotel float.
2008 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Poster
Join the 40 Years of Volunteering Parade Float! Retrieved 8 April Archived from the original on That year there were floats in the parade withspectators. Mardi Gras and Red Bull Music presented a new youth-focussed event hitting the runway in
Retrieved 8 June Gay-owned businesses became more involved in Mardi Gras and organised the first Sydney Showgrounds based post-Parade Party. Got a news tip? The co-operation between the Jewish float and the first-ever Lebanese float was an emotional highlight. Dannii Minogue was back on stage at the Mardi Gras Party, descending from a glittering crescent moon to sing Everlasting Night. Mardi Gras was officially launched with the lighting of an Olympic-style ceremonial flame in front of a hushed crowd on the steps of the Opera House.