Australia's LGBTQ+ community has a lot to celebrate, and when they do, it's amazing.
The first Saturday in March marks a massive party known as Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. It's so massive, in fact, that the city basically shuts down to throw down. This year is extra special in that it marks forty years since the launch of the festival in 1978 as a protest march against the country's criminalization of homosexuality as well as a nod to New York's famous Stonewall Riots. But alongside its historical blowout, this year's Mardi Gras is the very first since the Australian federal government legalized marriage equality. Hence, it was going to be huge. Check it out.
The world famous Opera House honestly looks more natural with that rainbow.