This weekend was the 40th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the world. And producers pull out all the stops for the occasion, luring ultimate diva Cher Down Under to make an appearance at the parade and perform hits like “All or Nothing”, “Strong Enough”, “Believe”, and “If I Could Turn Back Time” at the official after party.
Showing no signs of slowing down, the 71-year-old singer entranced some 300,000 attendees at Taylor Square. The multi-Grammy winner celebrated the passage of marriage quality Down Under, and said she loved Mardi Gras because “everybody is having such a good time and there’s no feeling of any kind of anger, there’s no negativity… that’s what I like most.”
The parade itself features some 200 floats, as well as appearances by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife. Catch more highlights and photos from Sydney Gay Mardi Gras below.