And, with most queer spaces directly impacted by two years of restrictions on dancing and singing, and with our government still feeling the need to debate the basic rights of LGBTQIA+ people¹, this year’s Mardi Gras feels even more important. It’s compelling to see people from all across the spectrum of gender, sexual orientation and from all walks of life, whether members of the rainbow community or allies, en mass celebrating our authentic selves and proudly declaring that love is love. Personally, I can’t wait to lose myself again in a sea of queer bodies on a dance floor, basking in the post-parade glow.
Celebrating our queer community this Mardi Gras
For those of us in the queer community Pride isn’t just an annual event: Pride is something we tap into in a range of ways in our everyday lived experience. That being said, the season of Mardi Gras is particularly joyful, as we take the opportunity to gather and celebrate the diversity of our community in a festival in the heart of Sydney.
By Dan Codyre, Design Director
From the ’78ers and the origins of the parade, to the marriage equality Yes vote in 2017, the rainbow community in Australia is a fantastic example of making great things happen.
Dan Codyre, Design Director