Inaugural Queer March to launch Sydney Uni Pride Festival
Taking the Dykes and Trans marches at San Francisco Pride as inspiration, Sydney Uni is set to launch its own Pride Festival on September 15 with a Queer March.
Marchers are asked to assemble at .Sydney University’s Eastern Ave from 12:30pm, and walk along City Rd, down Carillon Ave, and then up Church St to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, where celebrations will continue into the afternoon.
According to the event’s organisers the Queer March is protesting the increasing corporatisation of community events such as Mardi Gras.
“The event is supposed to be a sort of grassroots-Mardi Gras. There will be no floats, people won’t be grouped by their organisation, no corporate signage, and absolutely everybody is welcome,” said co-organiser, Lucy Watson.
“We encourage everyone to bring protest signs, placards, flags, and glitter. It’s a celebration and assertion of the strength of the queer community.”
The event marks the start of the University of Sydney’s Pride Festival, but is open to all queer-identifying people and queer allies.