Parade entrants 2013
Dykes on Bikes
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
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
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
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
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
Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia
SAWC • Save Assange Wikileaks Coalition. Free Bradley Manning, Save Wikileaks.
Darlene’s Transexual Angels
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
Sydney Liberals • It is OK to be Liberal and gay
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
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
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
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
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
Pride In Diversity – Workplace Pride
Hot Khandi • Warriors for Love
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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