Tens of thousands of revellers flanked by police, security officers and notices about COVID-safety measures have filed into the Sydney Cricket Ground for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
- This year’s Mardi Gras parade is taking place at the SCG
- Revellers are required to social distance and abide by COVID safety measures
- Attendees are excited this year’s parade has been able to go ahead
Grey clouds have not dampened the energy of the annual event, which has been moved from Oxford Street to the stadium this year due to the pandemic.
“As long as there’s a queer space for us to celebrate in any form,” drag queen Twiggy Styx said.
Crowds are observing COVID-19 measures and are being filtered into the venue in batches to avoid overcrowding