Remaking Worlds. This involvement continued through to the first Indigenous float inwhich featured Malcolm Cole as Captain Cook; key figures such as Wiradjuri woman and MG Board member Wendy Brady, who gave what is likely to be the first acknowledgement of country at a Mardi Gras festival launch in ; and Opera diva Deborah Cheetham who was the first Aboriginal person given the honour of chief of parade in The crowd at 's Parade neared 5, a sizeable increase on the 2, of previous years. Tiresias, was produced by Tiresias House now the Gender Centrewhich was established in as a refuge for transsexuals. Approximatelyspectators watch the Parade as it snakes 1. Hired from the Tuggerah Lakes military museum, the tank arrived on the back of a large flatbed truck. In an emotional moment to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Mardi Gras, original marchers were invited to lead the Parade.
The Parade featured almost 8, participants.
Queertopia - Heaps Gay Pardi Gras. In the months up until that time, the NSW Police had made over arrests for consensual gay sex - an offence which carried a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. Hiding away has never solved anything.
That makes us angry.