“240 bikes, revving up the crowd, leading the Parade as we have done for many years now – 2018 will be our 30th year in Mardi Gras.” 2.
Boys on Bikes Boys on Bikes is open to any gay male motorcycle rider who wishes to join.
“Our float this year is called Revolution, and is created and led by First Nations people of diverse gender and sexuality, together with family, friends and supporters.This year AME volunteers and campaigners finally march to celebrate marriage equality in Australia and to thank volunteers across the country for their tireless efforts for equality. Australians for Equality In early 2016, when it looked as though Australians would be forced to vote on the issue of marriage equality, Australians for Equality, together with Australian Marriage Equality and other organisations, drew together the incredible infrastructure of the Equality Campaign to help win a YES.At the height of the campaign there were over 80 full-time campaigners and over 15,000 volunteers working together to achieve marriage equality.They just love to ride - some have been riding for 40 years while others are just starting out. First Nations - ‘Revolution’ “Since Mardi Gras’ first year in 1978, members of our community have been involved and represented in Australia’s biggest LGBTI event.While 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the parade, this year also marks the 30th anniversary of our first official float, which served as a political statement about the nation’s 1988’s bicentennial celebrations, given it did not acknowledge over 40 thousand years of our history.The Other 39'ers - ‘Special Moments and Memories’ “We are past directors, volunteers, employees, and parade participants who have shared in the highs and lows of Mardi Gras over the last 39 years subsequent to 1978.For us Mardi Gras has provided the vehicle for creative, satirical and irreverent expression of our diverse differences and validation of our lives through community.Our banners will highlight words and images that give expression to the SM&Ms of participants.” 9.Australian Marriage Equality Australian Marriage Equality formed in 2004 as a volunteer-driven group that has played a vital role in achieving marriage equality. Dykes on Bikes Sydney The Parade begins with the roar of the Dykes on Bikes engines!Australia’s longest running female-identified motorcycle club, and one of the country's oldest LGBTQI community groups.