Re-enactment of the 1978 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, when a group of activists marched from Taylor Square, down Oxford Street, to Hyde Park and then to Kings Cross, where they were met by a brutal police presence. Many were arrested and severely beaten.

To commemorate this important event, a group of the original so-called '78ers', and supporters, re-enacted these events of June 24th, 1978 by meeting at Taylor Square and marching the same route down Oxford Street. While there was again a police presence, this time no violence unfolded - the proceedings were officially sanctioned and supported by the police.

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