At the Gay Pride parade in Australia is also the Prime Minister of Albania – Asia
(ANSA) – ROME, FEBRUARY 25 – Anthony Albanese has become the first sitting Australian prime minister to take part in Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade, one of the largest events of its kind in the world. The BBC reported on it, explaining that the famous Oxford Street was traversed by more than 12,000 participants and 200 metaphorical floats. This is the first time the show has been held in its traditional format since 2019 due to restrictions due to Covid.
“This is a celebration of modern Australia,” Albanese said, adding that “people want to see that their government represents everyone, no matter who they love or what their identity is.”
Penny Wong, the first openly gay woman in the Australian parliament, took part in the festivities.
The presence of the prime minister, who has previously appeared as an MP, drew applause, although his critics accused him of pandering to a minority of those said to be changing Australia’s political agenda. (handle).
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