I'm excited to share the news that for the first time, Salesforce will be a Major Partner at this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras — we are very excited to be visible, vocal and proud. By participating in the festival, we will amplify our message of equality and encourage other Trailblazers in our Ohana to do the same. JOY Over the two weeks, many of our employees from around Australia will be involved both behind the scenes and right up-front — our staff are investing their time in this because equality is one of our four core values. We strongly believe that business can be a poweful platform to drive social change and we believe our higher purpose is to champion equality for all.
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The Mardi Gras festival is held in Sydney every year on the first weekend of March, so the official parade will take place on Saturday, 2 March in The main event, of course, is the public parade that makes its way down the rainbow route of Flinders and Oxford Street in the city centre. Every year it gets bigger and better and you have to get in early if you want tickets so add it to the to-do list for next year if you missed out. The city really comes alive during Mardi Gras and you can find ways to get involved on every corner. Check out the full program on the website here.
Best pictures from 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras
We are elated to be a partner of Mardi Gras and to proudly share our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusiveness. At Fremantle we take the responsibility of our stories reaching millions around the world very seriously. Fremantle is the place that creatives call home — regardless of who they are or where they come from. We know that great ideas and bold thinking can come from anywhere and anyone and we know that a diverse and representative workforce is crucial in enabling us to create irresistible entertainment for everyone. We firmly believe that this sort of creative magic flows best when diverse people work together in an inclusive environment.
This year held extra special significance: marks the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Mardi Gras, after beginning in as a protest march against laws criminalizing homosexuality and gay sex, as well as commemorating the famous Stonewall riots in New York that culminated in arrests and police violence against participants. Rainbow, glitter and sequins were the standard uniform, with costumes ranging from the skimpy and revealing to the large and ornate. The Mardi Gras enjoyed wide political support this year, with Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, opposition party leader Bill Shorten and many other representatives marching proudly among the flotilla of large, colorful floats. LGBTQ entertainers, celebrities, sports stars and media personalities appeared on various floats alongside regular participants, their friends and families, while Cher also marched before performing at a parade after-party.