As a spoof of traditional Mardi Gras krewes, the Yuga ball featured a glittering presentation of royalty, including a Queen, King, Captain, debutantes and maids. Though no longer active, Yuga gave birth to other gay Carnival krewes, including the Krewe of Petronius and the Krewe of Amon-Ra, both of which are still active. Today it remains an important symbol of pride for the community and its allies. They are typically themed and feature dazzling handmade costumes and presentations of krewe royalty. Here are some of the best-known gay Carnival balls.
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It was being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats rather than on the traditional route down Oxford Street. Face masks will be mandatory for participants and there will be temperature checks and screening at entry points. Health officials in New South Wales state agreed to make an exception to the person limit on public gatherings after organizers agreed to enhanced contact-tracing processes. The marchers are protesting social issues including transphobia, the mandatory detention of asylum-seekers and the criminalization of sex work. Shows Good Morning America. World News Tonight. This Week.
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Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season. Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as the United Kingdom , Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive , meaning "to administer the sacrament of confession to; to absolve".
Sydney's 43rd Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was just as spectacular and sparkly as ever, even if the pandemic caused it to move from Oxford Street to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time in the event's history. Throwing it back to a behind the scenes moment of the Mardi Gras parade. Post continues after video. British pop star Rita Ora closed the iconic event with an electric performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground, wearing a sparkling blue costume and knee-high rainbow-coloured boots, in what was her first performance since the pandemic began.