Victorian Labor has reached out to Melbourne’s pre-existing pride festival Midsumma to see if they can play a role in the development of the proposed street party.
Next year’s festival will boast 165 events created by 1,600 artists and performers across 75 venues.
All funds raised go towards supporting next year’s Midsumma Pride March, taking place on February 3, 2019.
Last year’s event saw Casey Donovan and Alfie Arcuri perform, with funds going directly towards the support and development of Midsumma artists and culture-makers.
“The highlight of my day was hearing the words, ‘I take you as my lawfully wedded wife'”
The pageant named Australia’s top drag and trans beauty queens.
Midsumma Festival has since reiterated its support for the right of anyone to undertake a peaceful protest.
“It was a bloody horrendous journey that we were put on by the government [last year], but we got through it. We were resilient”
“Young Indigenous and queer people have alarmingly high suicide rates. This is why I feel passionate about visibility”