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From drag queens to footballers, thousands of Australians celebrated Sydney's gay and lesbian Mardi Gras Saturday, with same-sex marriage and ending homophobia in sport key themes of the glittering street spectacle.The 38th annual parade, which grew out of a political protest in 1978, attracts thousands of participants each year while thousands more line the streets to watch the colorful spectacle. Parade producer Anthony Russell said the event carried a greater meaning for many.For the first time, Australian Olympians and Paralympians were to have their own Mardi Gras float, in an effort to raise awareness about diversity in sport.Led by gold medal swimmer Daniel Kowalski, the #OneTeam float was designed to send the message that Australia's athletes wanted sports free of homophobia.
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