Canberrans are getting ready to show their Pride at Mardi Gras

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    Image: Capital of Equality / Australian Pride Network
Madeleine Riddell


Members of the ACT’s LGBTQIA+ community are ready to march down Sydney’s iconic Oxford Street as part of today’s annual Mardi Gras Parade!

37 Canberrans are in Sydney getting their Pink coloured float, the ‘Capital of Equality’, ready for tonight’s event.

“Our float’s called capital of equality because we want to represent the whole of Canberra,” said Float Organiser Trung Bui.

It’ll be the first time the group, Canberra Front Runners, will be having a float of their own for the event.

“We have been part of Mardi Gras for several years now, joining other Canberra floats,” said Trung.

“But this year we just wanted to organise one ourselves.”

Over 12,000 people are taking part in this year’s event, which has the them ‘Our Future’.

A number of floats are set to be involved but some of note include the members of the First ever Mardi Gras parade held in 1978 (dubbed the 78ers), the First Nations Community Float, and the iconic ‘Dykes on Bikes’.

The Mardi Gras parade sill be broadcast live on the ABC, and starts at 7:30 this evening.

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