HISTORY: Australian PM Marches In Sydney Mardi Gras

The Guardian reports:

Amid the rainbow tulle, sequins and sparkles of Sydney’s 45th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade emerged the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, in a simple open-necked shirt and jeans. Albanese is the first sitting prime minister to join the parade, which celebrates and continues to push for equality for the LGBTQIA+ community.

The parade, under the theme “Gather, dream, amplify”, kicked off on Saturday with hundreds of thousands of people watching the 12,500 participants dance their way up Oxford Street.

Albanese marched alongside senior Labor figures – including the New South Wales opposition leader, Chris Minns, and the federal MP for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek – to huge cheers and claps from the crowd.

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