• The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has wrapped up for another year. (Instagram)Source: Instagram
There were rainbow wigs, glitter beard, spectacular gowns and crafty home-made outfits spurting timely political messages.
Samuel Leighton-Dore

1 Mar 2020 - 9:09 AM  UPDATED 1 Mar 2020 - 9:09 AM

Well, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras might be over for another year, but the social media content will live on forever.

Isn't that beautiful?  

While there were far too many spectacular photos to capture in one article, we decided to do a little round-up of some of our favourite moments - from the dazzling get-ups to the heartwarming moments of connection and the marchers who really brought their all to Oxford Street for the whole world to see.

Here they are:

As we've come to expect, the outfits were next-level incredible

There were rainbow wigs, glitter beards, spectacular gowns and crafty home-made outfits spurting timely political messages. Members of Sydney's LGBTIQ+ community weren't about to underplay the occasion, with subtlety left at the door - as it should be. 

Sam Smith marched incognito with the LGBTIQ+ Youth Network

The singer wasn't resting up before their late-night headliner performance at the Mardi Gras After Party. Instead, they took to the streets - marching along the parade route towards Hordern Pavilion with members of the LGBTIQ+ Youth Network. 

Dua Lipa soaked up the Aussie culture

The British pop star has new rules and she's counting them. Rule #1 is appreciating the locals, by the looks - especially our, er, chiselled beach culture.

Every person in Sydney lined up to be photographed with this mural

Look, say what you want about Sydney-siders, but we do love a good mural and social media photo opp. So this timely graffiti work near the parade route was always going to be a hit (after hit, after hit).

While pets and family animals upped the ante

Mardi Gras means something different to everyone, but each year one of the social media highlights is seeing how members of the LGBTIQ+ community dress up their pets and support animals, with pooches, cats and even chickens refusing to miss out on the festivities.

And rainbow families got us all teary

One of the highlights was undoubtedly seeing so many rainbow families both participating in the parade and watching from the sidelines. Even though it was well past their bed times, there were kids sitting on shoulders, kids sleeping in prams, kids waving rainbow flags - it was wholesome and lovely and we salute you all!

People not only wore the rainbow, they ate it!

You are what you eat! It's always important for one to line the stomach before embarking on a long night of celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community - and the only right way to do it is by eating rainbows.

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