The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby Mardi Gras float will take on espionage flicks to spread the message of Mission Possible: 009 Sequined Service.

Be a Bond with bedazzle this Mardi Gras season by joining forces with the Lobby to fight the good fight. If a sequined tux isn’t your thing, there are a number of other GLRL-hosted events which are in need of volunteers.

After a year of significant reforms for same-sex couples and their children, it is time to celebrate the wins and reflect on the challenges ahead, a GLRL spokesman said.

The GLRL float will reflect on all that has been achieved in our 21-year history and what remains to be done.

It will feature a fully choreographed marching troupe in stylised, sequined tuxedos: the 009 Sequined Service -” their mission, to expose and flush out discrimination wherever it lies.
This year’s float will have two sections and the second part of the float will be open to community members, parents, children and everyone who worked with the GLRL last year to help make our 58’08 campaign so successful.

There can’t be celebrations without a bit of work, however, and so the GLRL is seeking assistance from some enthusiastic volunteers to help out at a range of Mardi Gras events.
Bucket collectors are needed to gather donations from venues along Oxford St on February 21.

Or take an active role on Fair Day by helping out at the GLRL stall. Attendants are also needed to staff the cloakrooms at the Mardi Gras Harbour Party and the Toybox party at Luna Park.

Aside from the fact that this is one of the greatest fundraising periods for the Lobby, there are further incentives to encourage volunteers to come on board, including free tickets to the after-party in some cases.

info: For more information head along to the volunteer briefing night, Thursday February 5, GLRL office, 186 Glebe Pt Rd at 6.30pm. To express your interest in volunteering or for more information, contact [email protected]

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