BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

Rugby league legend, NSWRL employee and media personality Paul Langmack attended the recent Sydney Mardi Gras as one of a range of sportspeople helping conquer homophobia.

Langmack, a four-time NSW Origin representative from 1987-1988, joined a range of retired athletes on the Anti-Homophobia in Sport float in a Bulldogs jersey and New South Wales Rugby League shorts.

"It was absolutely sensational," Langmack, a 1986 Australian Kangaroos tourist, said.

"It's a celebration the Mardi Gras. There was no aggression, no anger and it was great fun. The messages are only going to get stronger too in that people are going to stand by you and say 'mate, it doesn't matter if you're black or white, gay or straight, everyone's there to stand by each other'."

Watch the exclusive on-float footage and an interview with Langmack in the video above.