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Parade entrants 2013

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First Australians • The First Australian’s float to Celebrating the strength and resilience of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay, lesbian, bisexual people, as well as our deadly sistergirls and brothaboys.

78ers • 35th Anniversary. The original Mardi Gras marchers march still, and this is a tribute to them and how far LGBTQI rights have come in the 35 years since they first stood up.

Australian Defence Force • Serving with Pride. The Australian Defence Force will march in uniform for the first time in 2013.

DEFGLIS • Serving with Pride Family and friends of Australian Defence Force personnel.

NSW Rural Fire Service

Fire and Rescue NSW • Fire and Rescue NSW: Supporting Diversity

NSW State Emergency Service • The SES Supports its LGBTQI Members

Ambulance Service of NSW 

Lifesavers with Pride • Protection: Where the Ocean Meets the Shore

Australian Federal Police

GLLO Network

NSW Police Force • Bring domestic and family violence out of the closet

Hoopaholics • Future Hooper: Generation Equality

Handbag Family • The Handbag Family are a friend and family group representing four generations of “fag hags”.

PFLAG • Keeping Families Together

Rainbow Babies & Kids • Generations of Family

Kate and Annette • Celebrating 35 Years of Family

W.I.L.M.A • Macarthur says YES to Diversity and Love

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ANZ • Many Tribes One Voice

ACON • Ending HIV

Kirketon Road Centre • 26 Years of Sharing the Love

Body Electric Inc. • BE Free, BE Alive, BE Powerful

Stanford House

The Wayside Chapel • Generations of Creating Community

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW • Jurassic Love

Beyond Blue • Beyond Blue Stop. Think. Respect. Marchers

S.A.R.A • Schizophrenia Awareness Research Alliance. Get out of the box that society puts you in

Wear It Purple 

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Macquarie Grammar School • Put a little Love in Your Heart

UN Youth ACT/NSW • Youth United

Cross Campus Float • Cross Campus Float (UNSW, UTS, Umacquarie and QSN). Allsorts – Not Just Queer. ‘Not Just Queer’ is this year’s float for the University of Wollongong’s queer collective, Allsorts.

Sydney Uni Queer Community • Sydney Uni Queer Community

Shellharbour Shag Harders • Let’s inspire your inner desire! “In the house of Love”

WASAMBA • Wasamba Fremantle’s Carnival drummers.

Coffs Harbour LGBTQI • Community Social Group

Perth Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence • Abbey of the Black Swan

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Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia 

SAWC • Save Assange Wikileaks Coalition. Free Bradley Manning, Save Wikileaks.

Darlene’s Transexual Angels

Sydney Gaymers 

Duncan Hills • The Village Puppets

Snatch and Grab • Girlthing – The Swinging 60’s

Optus • Sharing The Love This Mardi Gras

Cherebrate Good Times • Engage Celebrants are the first marriage celebrant group to march in support of marriage equality in Sydney Mardi Gras.

GLADD • (Gay & Lesbian Assoc. of Doctors & Dentists) – Caring For You 365 Days of the Year

Metropolitan Church Sydney • Love is Divine

Freedom2B • Support. Hope. Life.

Dayenu • Sydney’s Jewish GLBT Group – Mazeltov

Kabbalah Centre Australia • Australian Students of Kabbala

Acceptance Sydney • Living Our Lives and Living Our Faith

Anglican Gays • Sydney Anglicans Come Out!

Sydney Queer Atheists • Higgs Boson: The godless particle

The Greens • Doin’ Equality For Generations

Rainbow Labor

Sydney Liberals • It is OK to be Liberal and gay

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Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Alex Greenwich MP • Generations of Action

City of Sydney • Happy 35th Mardi Gras

Canterbury/Bankstown Gay & Lesbian Community Group

Out of the Kennel

Rainbow Visions Hunter Inc

Urumbe • Uruguayan cultural performing group.

Miss Wagga Wagga 

Camp-Berra • Queens’ Capital – From Canberra With Love

Centenary of Canberra • Centenary of Canberra celebrating 100 years of LGBTQI in Australia’s capital

Capital Queers • Raising the Flag – Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in Canberra

Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust • My Polynesian Love

Thai’d Together

Asian Marching Boys • For Every Heart That Beats

FLAGCOM and Friends • Mardi Gras Queen of the Night – 4th Encounter of the 3rd Kind

Kimonomania • Celebrating the emerging ‘openness’ of the LGBTQI community within Japan

Freedom Angels • All People Are Free. A group of dynamic and glamorous Thai Drag Queens in spectacular costumes.

Bertie Page and the Brisbane Burlesquers

Out Clothing • Love Out

NSW Women’s Refuge Movement • Generations of Love Celebrating 35 years of Diversity

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LOTL • BOY Award 2013

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras • Generations of Women

Glen & Friends • (Wizard of Oz)

OzFurs • Cirque du Fur

Queer Animal Liberation NSW • Queers with Pink Wigs to Save Pigs

Harbour City Bears • Bear Essentials 17 – Get Your Bear On!

Sydney Leather Pride Assoc. Inc. • Showered with Love

Gay Tradies • Gay Tradies

Vagine Regime • Celebrating Love and Support of Queer Roller Derby

The Other Team • A group that supports LGBTQI people becoming a part of their community through sports events and activities 

The Fitness Fairies • Dennis The Love Truck transporting LGBTQIs through generations of love

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Crush Women’s Touch Club

Aqualicious • Fitness, Friendship and Fun

Team Sydney • United Sports Birthday Celebration

Newtown Breakaways• Newtown Breakaways Womens AFL Club

Sydney RAMS Ten Pin Bowling Club • Rams’ 30th Anniversary

Sydney Convicts • Eradicate homophobia and promote inclusion in sport

Sydney Stingers Water Polo • Sydney Stingers Water Polo

RailCorp • Everybody is Equal

Google • Legalise Love: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir • Love on Broadway

Amnesty International Australia NSW LGBTQI Network • Amnesty International: Fighting Bad Guys Since 1961

NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby • GLRL XXV

Equal Love Army • Life is Beautiful

Illawara rising • Equal or Zombie. Equality won’t Bring the Zombie Apocalypse

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Hot Khandi • Warriors for Love

Teresa Kompara 

Rainbow Recovery Club • Freedom in Love in Recovery

Sydney Homotones • Setting the Tone for Generations

Sweeties from the Sea from Little Conwong • Engage Celebrants

Community Action Against Homophobia • Generations of Protest

FGNHappy • Gays on a Boat – Jump on  Board for Equality

Australian Marriage Equality • Marriage Equality Champions

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras • Marry the Night – A surprise finale float that will make you forget everything you thought you knew about the marriage ceremony.

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