The Sunday Review

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese The newest is first The leader of the country to take part in Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in the event’s 45-year history.

Other parts of the globe Mardi Gras It is observed the day before Lent, the Christian fasting season that begins on Ash Wednesday. This was earlier in the week.

However, in Australia, The Annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Conference Mardi Gras This year, the event will take place from February 17 to March 5.

This organization celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and their diversity. It champions creativity and fights injustice. to They are the organizers. The organizers are expected to reach thousands to Participated.

“When the first Mardi Gras march was held in 1978, you could still be arrested for being gay,” Albanese tweeted Samstag

Police arrested 53 persons at that time and the party was over. in violence.

“In the decades since, people dedicated their lives toward the campaign for equality,” The Prime Minister added.

“To be accepted as equal and recognized for who they are and who they love,” He continued.

“I’ve been proudly marching in Mardi Gras since the 80s. This year I’m honored to be the first Prime Minister to join the march,” Albanese said.

Foregoing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended Mardi Gras in 2016. 2016 did not march according to to The Australian Associated Press.