Bill Shorten to particpate in this year's Mardi Gras parade
THIS year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade will include Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
It's believed Mr Shorten will ride atop the Rainbow Labor float during the parade.
Australian entertainer Courtney Act will also attend the celebrations.
Austrian pop artist Conchita Wurst will host a special performance on the night.
The event enters its 38th year in this year.
It will starts 7pm Saturday (March 5) at the corner of College Street next to Hyde Park and will proceed down the iconic east Sydney route to its end point near Moore Park Road.