Today it’s Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and party. It’s also the 40th anniversary of the first parade which was actually a protest. People were arrested, named in the paper and had their lives destroyed by being outed. Thankfully they fought on.

This is also the first year of the parade that Marriage Equality is legal. It’s a massive jump forward and it feels incredible.

Obviously we still have to fight on for greater acceptance for ourselves, our trans brothers and sisters and lots of other members of our tribe but today really does feel like an amazing celebration.