Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is on this evening, followed by the huge after party. This year’s party features performances by Dannii Minogue, Nick Jonas, Courtney Act and DJ sets by lots of amazing DJ’s including Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters.

In what is becoming a new tradition with Mardi Gras, led by DJ Dan Murphy, a hoard of dancing volunteers along with people like Matthew Mitcham, Rhys Bobridge and Joyce Mange, Mardi Gras are commissioning a tribute video. Last year it a Cher tribute which the legend herself endorsed. This year the late great gay icon (closeted) is Freddie Mercury. The video was shot in one unedited take. Of course Sydney’s weather always plays up at this time of year making shooting difficult but the result is fantastic!

To everyone partying this weekend, and to those marching in the parade, have a great time. Play safe, celebrate diversity and for goodness sake, be inclusive! Have fun!