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Mardi Gras Parade 2014 – Allthe floats you'll see

Here’s your complete guide to who’ll shimmer down Oxford Street this Saturday in 2014’s massive Sydney Mardi Gras Parade!

This year there’s a whopping 144 Parade entries. They’re all listed below in the exact order they’ll appear on the night.

Print out this guide or bookmark this page on your phone so you can read along with what’s happening from 7:45pm on Saturday March 1.

Along with all the regular favourites, this year’s Parade contains no shortage of special guests, and surprises Mardi Gras are keeping up their sleeves for big reveals on the night.

Last year singer Delta Goodrem was on stage at the official Mardi Gras Party, and this year she’ll be seen at the parade on Oral-B’s corporate float, stopping briefly to sing live at Taylor Square.

Meanwhile, 100 Pam Anns will join their in-flight queen in an extravagant float that we’re told is “very ready for take-off.”

Singer Katie Underwood will also float down Oxford Street, on the Coast Out LGBTI Coffs Harbour festival parade entry.

Fabulous duo Trevor Ashley and Rhonda Burchmore will be the hosts for The Flinders Seats viewing area. Find out more about The Flinders Seats here.

As always, marriage equality is a central theme of the Parade, but there are many other causes on display too, including five floats specifically sticking up for our LGBTI friends in Russia.

And don’t rush off – stay until the very end for the night’s showcase performance – directed by Baz Luhrmann and promising to be a “dazzling spectacular”!

Our photographers will be out on the Parade route again this year so smile for the cameras! Here’s our photos from last year’s Parade.

Here’s a map of the parade route – remember that the Oxford Street section tends to be very crowded with spectators, so for a better chance of a good view, head a little further down Finders Street.

Get yourself there early to grab a good spot! Special event clearways will be in place from 6am and road closures will start from 3pm, before the Parade starts from 7:30pm.
The best way to get to the Parade is to leave the car at home and take public transport.

We recommend you travel to Central Station and walk to the parade starting point or your preferred viewing place. For timetables, maps and trip planning use Transport Info 131500 or online at www.131500.com.au.

Please also note that glass bottles will be banned from all public places, and police will be monitoring alcohol-free zones.


SYDNEY MARDI GRAS PARADE FLOATS 2014

Dykes On Bikes Start your engines! Listen out for the Dykes On Bikes, starting the Parade off with a roar!

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ‘Colour Blind Love’

First Australians Proudly supported by ACON

Sydney Mardi Gras 2014 Chief Of Parade Gary Trotter and the Poll’ys club.

The 78’ers Mardi Gras pioneers – the original protestors from 1978

Sydney Mardi Gras – Love Train

Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust Honouring Kiwi-born icon Carmen Rupe

Support Assange and Wikileaks Coalition ‘Free Chelsea Manning’

Darlene’s Star Trek Transexual Borg Float

Thai’d Together Mardi Gras Paraders from the Thai community

Sweeties of the Sea from Little Congwong

ANZ ‘Come out and Celebrate!’

The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation Celebrating 30 Years of support for people living with HIV.

The Albion Centre ‘Ending HIV’

Positive Life NSW

People With Disability Australia ‘A Kaleidescope of Disability’

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre ‘Opening our doors to the LGBTQI Community’

Kirketon Road Centre ‘Health for All, Colours for All’

W.I.L.M.A ‘Women’s Health Rocks’

We Care ‘Absolutely Fabulous Medicine’ – Cannibis Supporting the LGBTQI Community for over 40 years

Jessie St Domestic Violence Services ‘Out West’ – Services supporting the LGBTQI community in Western Sydney

Rainbow Recovery Club ‘Living Clean and Sober’

ACON ‘TEST MORE’ – Rapid HIV testing awareness

Hot Kandi ‘Sea of Equal Love’

SameSame.com.au ‘Birds of a Feather Flock Together’ Wave to us! This will be our first ever Mardi Gras float.

Polyamory Sydney ‘Birds of a Feather, love together’ – the infinite love Nest

Pussy Power

Brisbane Burlesque and Friends ‘Purring In Pink’

RSPCA NSW There for the animals. RSPCA Pride

Queer Animal Liberation ‘Queers Protesting Animal Testing’

Ozfurs Ozfurs Present POP!

Australian Defence Force and Defence LGBTI Information Service ‘Serving With Pride’

Australian Federal Police GLLO Network

NSW Rural Fire Service

Fire and Rescue NSW

NSW State Emergency Service

Transport for NSW ‘Diversity & Inclusion’

Ambulance Service of NSW

Sydney Nurses – RPA Hospital ‘Sydney Nurses Love Float’

GLADD (Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists) ‘Angels who Care’

Naughty Nurses

Lifesavers With Pride Speedos! Always a highlight of the Parade each year.

NSW Police Force ‘Celebrating our own Diversity – We are many shades of Blue.’

PFLAG Parents of Lesbians and Gays ‘Keeping Families Together’

Rainbow Babies and Kids ‘Love isn’t black or white, it is beautiful and full of colour’

Alurable Dilemma ‘Modern Family’

Twenty10 and GLCS NSW ‘Turtley Awesome’

Reach Out by Inspire.org.au ‘Always Turned On’

Wear It Purple

Macquarie Grammar School ‘Hold Onto Your Dreams’

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation ‘headspace heroes’

Cross Campus Queer Students ‘More Than Marriage’

Allsorts Queer Collective ‘Allsorts of Queer Love’

Australian Youth Band ‘Unity Through Music’

beyondblue ‘The Beyond Blue Pride Roadshow’

It’s All About The Individual

DAYENU – Sydney’s GLBTQI Group ‘Love Ahava, Love Each Other’

Acceptance Sydney ‘Colour On The March – Supporting GLBT Catholics Living Our Lives and Faith’

Metropolitan Community Church Sydney ‘Living On A Prayer’

Body Electric ‘Be Alive, Be Powerful, Be Free’

Sydney Queer Aetheist ‘Intersectionality: What does it Mean to Me?’

Village Puppets ‘Village Puppets’

Coffs Coast Mardi Gras ‘Coffs Coast Mardi Gras’

Cosgay

Tina and Her Turners

History/Herstory

Sydney Gaymers ‘Everyone Plays’

Google ‘Search the Love’

Kate and Annette presents ‘Sun and Rain: A Rural Rainbow’

Permaculture Sydney North ‘Permaculture Sydney North LOVES diversity!’

The Fitness Fairies ‘Dennis the Love Truck’

Reverse Garbage ‘Reverse Garbage Afloat – Love the Planet. Love each Other.’

Miss Wagga Wagga

LOTL Magazine Australia’s Lesbians on the Loose magazine

Community Action Against Homophobia ‘Stop Police Brutality’

Andy Apparel

The Hoopaholics

The Pollys

SARA

LGBTQI Supporters of Greenpeace ‘You Can’t Sink A Rainbow!’

Fantasy QLD

Camp-Berra – The Queen’s Capitals ‘We Are As One’

DIY Rainbow Those colourful rainbow chalkers are at it again!

City of Sydney ‘Our Rainbow Crossing’

Alex Greenwich MP & Lord Mayor Clover Moore ‘Flourish’

The Greens NSW ‘Green is the brightest colour of the rainbow’

Liberal Party ‘There is Blue in the Rainbow’

Rainbow Labor

SGLMG ‘Operation Border Security: Turn Back the Floats’

Capital Queers ‘Cheersquad for Sochi’

Amnesty International NSW LGBTQI Network ‘MARDI GRAS – Not Available In Every Country’

Dr Mark’s Marching Academy ‘Putin on the Ritz!’

SGLMG ‘Puttin The Heartless’

The Glamazon All Stars ‘To Russia With Love’

Relationships Australia

Teresa Kompara

Durex ‘Make It Count’ featuring a count-up of thousands of couples’ years together

Sydney Homotones ‘Colours of Love’

100 Revs ‘Equality Through Marriage’

Engage Celebrants and WEOA ‘Marriage Equals Love No Matter What Colour Of The Rainbow’

True Colours ‘No freedom until we are Equal’

Central Coast Rainbows ‘They Are Eating Our Cake’

FGNHappy presents ‘French Kisses’

The Canberra 31

Australian Marriage Equality ‘We’re Waiting’

Rocket #9 ‘Cosmic Unity’

Snatch and Grab

Kathy Sant and Jenny Mann ‘Exterminate Homophobia’ – Daleks will invade the Parade!

Harbour City Bears ‘Beartropolis’

Ghostbusters Sydney

Pride In Diversity

G/L Workers OUT

Gay Tradies

Shellharbour Shag Harders ‘Let’s Inspire Your Inner Desire’

Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby ‘No Homophobia, No Exceptions’

Inner City Legal Centre ‘Fight for the Right to Remain Fabulous’

Mars Bar Adelaide’s gay and lesbian clubbing hotspot joins the Parade

NSW Young Lawyers ‘Legally Fabulous’

Sydney Leather Pride Association ‘21 Years of Leather’

Fitness First The fitness giant’s first-ever float, showing off its new branding and some very fit bodies.

Sydney Convicts/Bingham Cup ‘Separated by Borders’

Team Sydney ‘Go For Gold 2014’

Sydney Rangers ‘All roads lead to Rio’

Vagine Regime ‘Bursting with Equality’

Sydney University AFL

Canterbury-Bankstown District LGBTQI Community Group

Newtown Breakaways Womens AFL Club

Sydney Silverbacks Wrestling Club ‘Warriors of Wrestling’

Hot To Trot

Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club ‘Burst of Paddlers’

Sydney Stingers Water Polo

URUMBE

SBS Australia ‘Diversity Matters’ – Paying tribute to iconic newsreader Lee Lin Chin

Trikone If you’re South Asian and LGBTIQ be proud as a peacock, strut your stuff and screw Section 377

Gays and Lesbians of the Two Sicilys

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir ‘Bursting With International Pride’

FLAGCOM and Friends ‘Mardi Gras Queen Of The Night’

Last Resort ‘Kimonomania’

Freedom Angels

Oral B featuring Delta Goodrem

Paulini and the Fierce Sambistas

Asian Marching Boys and Friends ‘Our Night In Shining Armour’

WOW!

Strictly Mardi Gras Showcase float, with a performance in Taylor Square to finish, directed by Baz Luhrmann.

StreetSweepers Volunteers of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 wave hello and thank the paraders and crowd.


And that’s a wrap! Happy Mardi Gras! See you at The Party!

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Matt Akersten

Matt Akersten said on the 2nd Mar, 2014

Here's my pics! I managed to get good shots of almost all the floats. We still have more photos coming from other photographers tomorrow :-)

http://www.samesame.com.au/gallery/19543/MARDI-GRAS-PARADE-2014

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