Hi everyone.... I carried a lollypop last year and it was *excellent* fun!
I won't make it this year =( but it's well well well worth the effort and
experience.... and offering your support, of course....  cheers...Christine

All are welcome to march with Black+White+Pink at this year's Sydney Gay and
Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

WHEN: This Saturday 3 March

WHERE: 5PM Meet at the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park. (up the Macquarie St
end) Here  props and parade passes will be distributed. There are only three
hundred passes avaialble this year - so make sure you get there on time.

We'll then go from there to the marshalling area in Elizabeth St

The float number is B22.

DRESS: Your choice of any combo of black, white or pink.

Black+White+Pink is a group of volunteers from the lesbian, gay, transgender
and bisexual community who have come together to ensure that Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander issues remain on the agenda of the gay and lesbian
community in New South Wales.

This will be the 5th year Black+White+Pink have represented Indigenous
issues in the Mardi Gars parade with last year's hugely successful "Sweties
for a Treaty" entry being the largest float in the parade.

The official theme for this year's Mardi Gras Parade is "Walk a Mile in Our
Shoes". So B+W+P are appropriating the hugely successful "Sea of Hands"
concept  and marching as a "Sea of Feet: Walking the queer mile for
reconciliation committed to justice"

Many hours have already been spent in the Mardi Gras workshop making the
props for this years entry!

So much happened in 2001 that left many of us feeling glum about the
prospects of achieving a real and lasting settlement of issues between
Australian Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous people - not to
mention the other over-arching issues of race and racism that were
manipulated for political gain in the Federal and State political spheres.

It's never been more important for there to be a strong B+W+P presence in a
Mardi Gras parade.

So ... we urge you to get your feet and walk the walk for reconciliation and

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