Generations of protest at Mardi Gras

Photo: Australian Marriage Equality

Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH) activists are marching in Mardi Gras on March 2 under the banner “Generations of Protest”, and are inviting interested people to join their float.

Mardi Gras is going to be a lot of fun this year, and already has more floats and more people marching than ever.

The event stands in the tradition of the gay liberation protest in 1978 that immediately preceded the state-by-state decriminalisation of sodomy throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s.

The Generations of Protest float will celebrate the generations of activism that led to the formal and legal recognition of gay and lesbian rights, but also draw attention to the fact that the work of protest is not yet finished.

The Mardi Gras movement must celebrate victories but also continue to build the movement that will demand the legal recognition of the rights of bisexual, transgender and intersex people, and to demand marriage equality for all people.

We will meet at 5.30pm in the square between Town Hall and St Andrew's Cathedral.

Organisers are asking participants to pay $20 or $10 concession to cover costs. Any extra funds raised will be used by CAAH to organise future rallies for equal rights.

Feel free to dress up as creatively as you like, in rainbow, glitter, drag, costume, or just jeans and a T-shirt.

[Spaces are limited so book now. Contact Karl Hand 0425 220 635 or Cat Rose 0405 770 302.]