50,000 join WorldPride march in Sydney – Times of India

SYDNEY: Tens of thousands of people marched across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Sunday as part of the WorldPride festival that LGBTQ equality.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joined about 50,000 protesters for the event on the final day of the international festival, which Sydney is hosting for the first time.
“I think it sends a message about the progress we’ve made in the country,” says one participant Thomas Citroen told AFP.
Protesters in festive gear carried LGBTQ flags over the bridge, which was closed to traffic for hours.
“I’m thrilled to see a lot of this kind of inclusive activity happening,” Lemon said.
“People of all ages, races, countries come together to celebrate inclusion and just be happy.”
Organizers said they hoped the march would issue “a strong international statement” demanding equality for LGBTQ people around the world.
The huge crowd later headed to a city center park where a concert brought down the curtain on the 17-day festival, which this year teamed up with Sydney’s famous annual Mardi Gras parade.
Last weekend, more than 12,000 revelers dressed in glitter, feathers, stilettos and latex danced through the city for the parade.
Albanese was the first sitting prime minister to participate in Mardi Gras, a highlight on the city’s social calendar that attracts visitors from all over the world.

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