Let’s get married, Australia! The City of Sydney will highlight marriage equality in this year’s Mardi Gras parade.

The City of Sydney has vowed its entry in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade will be the biggest and best in more than a decade’s involvement.

No other city in the world celebrates its LGBTIQ population with the enthusiasm of Sydney, according to Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“It’s high time Australia caught up with the rest of the community, and many countries, states and cities globally, and legalised same sex marriage. The march has long championed equality – but while the community’s on board, we’re still falling behind countries across the globe that have legalised same sex marriage.”

This will be the Lord Mayor’s thirtieth year of involvement in Mardi Gras. Although Mardi Gras has changed a lot in the last thirty years, she says the parade “is as relevant and fantastic as ever. The glamour, wit and sense of outrageous fun – nothing matches the experience.”

An estimated 100 City of Sydney staff, family and friends will participate in the parade entry. They will dance in a choreographed performance along the parade route, supporting the Mardi Gras theme, ‘Momentum.'

The participants will highlight the need to maintain the momentum towards equality using signs to highlight key moments in Sydney’s move towards LGBTIQ rights and marriage equality.

“As a long-time champion of LGBTIQ rights, our City will keep fighting for the right for all Australians to have full equality, including marriage equality, as equal members of our diverse community,” the Lord Mayor said.