Australia: 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras breaks records

An estimated 300,000 spectators and 12,300 participants made last night's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade the biggest yet - a fitting celebration for the night's 40th anniversary.

Themed "40 years of evolution", the parade honoured the 78ers who fought police brutality at the first ever march in 1978.

Speaking of the event's enormity, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO Terese Casu said: “The participation of every single person in this year’s special anniversary Parade helped produce a dazzling display of self-expression, reflection and celebration. In its fourth decade, this was our most iconic Parade yet and one that will go down in history." Read more via SBS