SBS will share the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade with the world on Saturday night. For the first time, you can watch the parade live with no geoblock through the SBS Mardi Gras broadcast homepage at: sbs.com.au/mardigras from 7pm.
We're also teaming up with Australian gay and lesbian radio station JOY 94.9, which will have a team of journalists along the parade route bringing you live audio commentary to accompany the video feed.
On Sunday night, tune into SBS at 8.30pm to see our full parade coverage with TV personality Faustina Agolley joining comedians Magda Szubanski and Tom Ballard, and The Feed's Patrick Abboud.
This year's television broadcast will include the best of the spectacular floats and costumes in the parade with commentary from the hosts live on the streets, as well as interviews with celebrity guests. The coverage will also include stories from the parade participants exploring the messages behind the floats, covering issues of sexuality, equality and discrimination that affect the LGBTQI community.
Viewer tweets will be displayed on screen throughout the television and online broadcasts, using the official event hashtag #sydneymardigras.
The theme for the 38th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is ‘momentum’ – to stand up and be counted, to turn your passion into purpose and become unstoppable.
The street parade is the spectacular sequined centrepiece bringing to a close the three-week long calendar of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festivities and events. Hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring Sydney to a standstill as they party alongside the street parade. This year is set to be the biggest ever with more than 12,000 participants across 170 floats.