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While Australia has not followed international trends and legalised gay marriage, there exists a strong LGBT community in Australia, with venues, events, and cultural publications catering to that particular demographic. This FACT indicates the number of gay and lesbian bars per 1,000,000 persons. Interestingly, while Sydney is considered the LGBT capital of Australia (and home to the Mardi Gras gay pride parade), Melbourne has more gay and lesbian bars per capita. These numbers were taken from YellowPages online listings for 2014 and while they may not represent the true numbers of gay and lesbian bars, they provide good grounds for estimation.