Remembering the pioneers that have lead the way and fought for our rights, the heroes of Stonewall and the 78er’s who paved the way, the 2018 Sydney Pride Festival has announced this year’s theme as True Colours.
The LGBTQI community are all under one fabulous Umbrella and together we continue to create change and acceptance. Homosexuality is no longer illegal in Australia, Marriage Equality has been achieved and our community has shown it’s true colours high and proud.
Held in June, Sydney Pride Festival is a time to pass on the history and raise awareness and education of our LGBTQI Charities. This year we will be putting a focus on the strength of our Community in our pursuit for acceptance and total Equality for all our LGBTQI brothers and sisters.
Sydney Pride can reach out and help those struggling with sexual identity, bullying, drugs or just feeling that life is too hard to stand strong and ask for help. We can pass on our knowledge and learn from each other the importance of Standing Together in Solidarity. This is Pride!
The Sydney Pride Festival is a special time for the LGBTQI community as we remember the history and celebrate the present and look forward to a day when everyone is Equal. The Festival is a non-profit event which supports a wide range of LGBTQI Charities, Organizations and businesses. The festival will include events throughout Sydney that are fun and affordable for everyone. The events will raise much needed funds for Charity and showcase our community and achievements.
This is a time to remember the History of the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of Gay Liberation as we know it. The Sydney Pride Festival is dedicated to those that lead the way back in 1969 who fought for equality and human rights and the incredible strength of our friends who marched in the first Sydney Mardi Gras in 1978.
Homosexuality is still illegal in many countries and the LGBTQI community struggles around the world are heartbreaking. The Sydney Pride Festival is a time for us to stand strong with our community, family and friends. Together we can bring change and acceptance to not just Australia but our entire rainbow world.
Last year the Sydney Pride Festival contained over 50 events – and organisers are now seeking expressions of interest from those wishing to hold events in this year’s festival. Events may include Art, Theatre, Cinema, Trivia, Debates, Sports, Fundraising activities and Club events across Sydney.
The 2018 Sydney Pride festival will launch at Stonewall Hotel on Friday 15 June and run until Saturday 30 June. For more information, visit: www.sydneypride.com to details.
Image: courtesy of Sydney Pride Festival