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Some facts re the acrimonious debate over Pride and Police

Brisbane Pride’s recent request that police do not wear uniform during the Pride Rally and March on Saturday caused considerable social media debate about Pride and Police. With two diametrically opposed sides battling it out on social media, it would add nothing to reiterate the arguments made by either side here. However, we did notice …

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Brisbane Peacocks shake tail feathers at Mardi Gras Parade 2021

The Brisbane Peacocks proudly represented Queensland at last nights Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2021. The Peacocks joined more than 5,000 people who marched in the parade on behalf of over 100 community groups. This year marked the first time the parade did not take place on Oxford St in the event’s 43-year …

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Pride in Protest’s alternate Mardi Gras march to go ahead with crowd exemption

Activist group Pride in Protest’s alternate Mardi Gras protest march will go ahead on Saturday night after NSW Health granted organisers a crowd exemption. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning …

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Belle Beare on why she signed the Pride in Protest petition

Recently I joined over a thousand GLBTIQA+ people in signing the Pride in Protest petition. This petition asked for the removal of uniformed police and uniformed corrective service members from Mardi Gras. Motions based on the petition were put to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) AGM but were narrowly voted down.  Belle …

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Mardi Gras members to vote on proposal to ban police from parade

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras members will vote on a contentious proposal to ban police from future parades at this weekend’s AGM. Activist group Pride in Protest put forward the motion, one of many up for a vote at the Saturday meeting. The group emerged in 2018 with a goal of returning Mardi Gras …