A historic Pride March beginning in North Sydney will see 50,000 people walk together across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a spectacular act of solidarity.

On Sunday March 5, starting at 7am, 50,000 Sydney World Pride March participants dressed will start their walk from the Pacific Highway and Blue Street, North Sydney before making their way across the iconic Harbour Bridge and ending their march in the Sydney CBD.

According to the World Pride website, the march will be “a powerful international statement – we are here, we are united and we will be relentless in our demand for equality not only in Australia, but for all LGBTQIA+ people around the world.”

Image credit: Laughlin O’Connor via Sydney WorldPride 2023

Participants are invited to “join hands with your friends, your allies and your family – blood and chosen – to draw strength and joy from the communities that surrounds you on this stunning morning on Sydney Harbour.”

The march will also celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the 50th anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride Week, and the 5th anniversary of marriage equality in Australia.

Entry to take part in the Pride March was via a free ballot, which opened in December, and successful entrants were randomly selected and notified via email.

While all tickets have now been allocated via the free ballot, and all participants are registered, spectators will be able to watch the march and cheer on the crowd.

Sydney World Pride March is a key event as part of Sydney World Pride.

Image: Philipp Glanz via Sydney World Pride 2023

WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with cities competing to host the event.

More information can be found on the World Pride website.

 

North Sydney Road Closures to Note:

Main roads in North Sydney and Milsons Point will be closed between 4am and 11.30am, including Blue Street, Pacific Highway and Lavender Street.

Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in place on some North Sydney roads between 1am and 11.30am.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Cahill Expressway will also be closed in both directions from 4am to 11.30am.

Alternate routes via the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Eastern Distributor and Victoria Rd remain open.

For detailed closures and clearways info including digital maps visit livetraffic.com

Main image credit: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyworldpride

For more on what’s happening for World Pride 2023 locally click here.

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