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Check out the sexiness that was the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Check out the sexiness that was the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Australia’s biggest street party went down last night with fireworks, vertical flame throwers and a half tonne of glitter spread along Sydney’s Oxford Street.

Australia’s most popular LGBTI media website SameSame.com.au were there to record the event and share the best floats, amazing costumes and gorgeous marchers in this year’s parade. You can see all their photos HERE

First SameSame.com.au snapped the marshaling area where participants wait to join the parade

Sydney’s leather and fetish communities were out in force.

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Ireland’s superstar of drag Panti Bliss was there checking out the boys.

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This pair were channeling David Bowie.

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Some of this year’s costumes looked positively Game of Thrones inspired.

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There was a diverse range of locals and visitors marching in the parade and don’t they look fit?

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“World’s Hottest Math Teacher” Pietro Boselli was filming the parade for a travel show he is making for MTV – we think he’ll be keeping that title for many years to come.

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There were some fantastic and amazing costumes to be seen.

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See SameSame.com.au’s full gallery of photos from the marshaling area HERE

Then the parade began and SameSame.com.au were the scene to snap that too. You can see the full gallery of those photos in full resolution HERE

Following the roar of the Dykes on Bikes the first group in the parade represented LGBTI Indigenous Australians.

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Just behind them were a group of veteran marchers from the very first Mardi Gras parade which was violently broken up by police. For the first time this year the police apologized for their actions in 1978.

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The Australian defense forces always get a big cheer from the crowd when they march in uniform each year.

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There were some amazing pyrotechnics on show including flamethrowers that shot up into the sky.

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Rainbow family groups are very popular with the crowds and receive a big applause.

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This was just one of many colorful marching groups in this year’s parade.

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To see the full resolution photo gallery of this year’s parade by SameSame.com.au click HERE

Photo credit all photos Matt Akerstan, SameSame.com.au