Sydney LGBTQI Mardi Gras 2016 (First Nations)

The annual LGBQTI Sydney Mardi Gras kicked off in 2016 with a smoking ceremony in Hyde Park. These photos follow the event from there to the First Nations float which travelled down Oxford Street to Taylor Square in front of around 300,000 spectators. There was a record 178 floats this year.
The First Nations float then proceeded to Klub Koori for the after party, which was MC'd by Nana Miss Koori and featuring the amazing Destiny Haz Arrived, as well as a host of other performers, including Black Pearl, Lasey Duncan and Nova Gina.
There are approximately 150 photos documenting the night.
A big special thanks to the legendary Barbara McGrady who opened doors and chaperoned me around during the event.
*For full frame slide show view, click on the thumbnails below.