ANMF (Vic Branch) is proud to support members’ participation in two significant Sydney WorldPride 2023 events being held in February and March.
WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with cities competing to host the event. The right to host it is licensed by InterPride, which has representatives from nearly every Pride organisation around the world. Previous WorldPride celebrations include New York in 2019, marking 50 years since the Stonewall uprising; and Copenhagen in 2021, celebrating both WorldPride and the EuroGames.
As host of WorldPride in 2023, Sydney becomes the first city in the southern hemisphere to be chosen. Sydney WorldPride will incorporate all the beloved Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras events, plus a broad festival offering across arts, sport, theatre, concerts, parties, First Nations programming and a human rights conference.
ANMF supports diversity and inclusion, and advocates for social change to remove stigma and discrimination and to promote equitable access to health care.
Mardi Gras float
Sydney World Pride 2023 will run from Friday 17 February until Sunday 5 March. The Branch will join NSWNMA and other branches of ANMF on a fabulous Federation Mardi Gras float – ‘A better healthcare system for all’ – on Saturday 25 February.
The Branch is proud to be supporting a small number of ANMF (Vic Branch) members to attend and join the float. The members have been hard at work learning their choreography. We look forward to sharing some photos and video of their sequinned spectacular!
Human Rights Conference
Also running as part of Sydney WorldPride 2023 is the largest LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference in the southern hemisphere. This three-day event will feature more than 60 local and international presenters including LGBTQIA+ campaigners and activists, First Nations leaders and elders, policy and lawmakers, elected officials, researchers and academics, and more in a program of keynotes, panels and roundtables, interactive workshops, performance and facilitated networking events.
A small number of ANMF (Vic Branch) members will be attending the conference with Branch backing.
Members who aren’t able to make it to Sydney can still join ANMF staff and other members at the Midsumma Festival Pride March in St Kilda on Sunday 5 February.