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78ers to join Midsumma Pride March for the first time

A group of 78ers – the first Mardi Gras protesters from 1978 – will join the Midsumma Pride March in Melbourne for the first time this weekend. The Victorian capital’s annual Pride March is on Sunday (February 4). Over 18,000 people and 400 queer organisations are registered to march before tens of thousands more spectators. …

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Protesters marched in front of Victoria Police in Midsumma’s Pride March

A group of protesters opposed to police participating in Pride have marched in front of Victoria Police at Midsumma’s Pride March in Melbourne. Midsumma is Victoria’s long-running annual LGBTIQ arts and culture festival. The festival’s 27th annual Pride March took over St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street on Sunday (February 6). Over 10,000 marchers and spectators turned …

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Open letter calls for Victoria Police to stop marching at Pride

More than 100 queer Victorians have signed an open letter urging Victoria Police to not march as an organisation at Midsumma this year. Midsumma is Victoria’s long-running annual LGBTIQ arts and culture festival. It kicked off last weekend and runs into next month. The festival’s annual Pride March is on again on Fitzroy Street in …

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Pride in Protest want police banned from Midsumma Pride March

Hundreds have signed an open letter from activist group Pride in Protest calling on Melbourne’s Midsumma to ban police officers and correctional officers from the city’s annual Pride March. The Midsumma Pride March 2021 kicks off this Sunday morning in St Kilda (May 23), as part of the annual LGBTIQ festival in Victoria. A contingent …

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The biggest Midsumma Pride March ever happening now

Earlier today Melbourne’s biggest ever Midsumma Pride March headed off down Fitzroy Street. The Midsumma Pride March kicked off with a pre-march procession by Dykes on Bikes. Then Midsumma’s Rainbow Aboriginal Pride led thousands of marchers through the streets of St Kilda. Scroll down for pics and vids The march follows almost the same route …

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Community Groups Pull Out Of Midsumma Pride March Over Heat

A number of LGBTIQ community groups have withdrawn from Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March this weekend, citing health concerns over the expected maximum temperature of 39 degrees on Sunday. The march will be held in St Kilda on Sunday as part of Victoria’s Midsumma festival. Organisers this year moved the march’s start time to 11am rather …

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Activist Detained At Midsumma Last Year Vows To Return To ‘Boo Liberals’

Melbourne LGBTIQ activist Tony Pitman has said he plans to boo the Liberal Party’s contingent at the Midsumma Pride March next month and has called on others to join him. At last year’s march in Melbourne, Pitman (pictured) was detained by Victoria Police for protesting the Liberal party and shouting “You’re not welcome here,” but …

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Mums Are Offering ‘Free Mum Hugs’ For LGBTIQ People At Melbourne’s Midsumma

A group of Melbourne mums in Australia are planning to attend queer festival Midsumma later this month offering “free mum hugs” to LGBTIQ people who may have experienced rejection by their families. Melbourne mum, comedian and author Nelly Thomas said on Facebook she will be giving out the free hugs with friends at the festival’s …

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Midsumma Festival 2019 To Open With Day-Long Consent Festival

Melbourne’s queer Midsumma Festival will for the first time open with a a special one-day event exploring ideas of consent in LGBTI, queer and ally communities. The inaugural festival will explore consent in relationships, workplaces, and in health, through in-depth panel discussions, workshops, performances and more. Brodie Turner from MEAN Projects coordinated the event with …