1 – 8 March
Back in the 80s, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade was gaining momentum. The event kicked off in 1978, when there was clearly a need for awareness raising in the broader community and further advocacy for civil rights. Over the decade that followed, the political march grew into a larger schedule of events including the parade and the ‘Sleaze Ball’ party. Today the event continues to be world renowned, attracting large crowds of local and international visitors.
The Powerhouse Museum has collected posters, badges, entry passes and other ephemera related to the Mardi Gras events over the years. You can see some of this material throughout ‘The 80s Are Back’ exhibition.
Happy Mardi Gras!