On 7 May over 500 people gathered in beautiful Sydney Park to celebrate Family Pride

It was a wonderful day to celebrate International Family Equality Day  and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Families enjoyed entertainment from local children’s band “ Beats n Pieces”, and “ Larger than Lions” and “ Mary Kiani”. There were so many free activities for children, with jumping castles, face paining and a small animal zoo.  Lots of arts and craft activities facilitated by community partners.  

We thank all the community organisations that helped make the day wonderful. Thanks to PFLAG, Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Dawson Turco Lawyers, NSW Police, City of Sydney who provided over 420 sausages to the crowds, ACON, Team Sydney,  Australians 4 Equality, Gleebooks, the Anti Discrimination Board, and Brendan Moar, our MC for the event. 

 We would like to thank sponsor and principal partners Commonwealth Bank and  ACON, and official supporters Dawson Turco Lawyers, Camperdown Commons, and City of Sydney.  See pictures of the day captured by the Star Observer

It was great to see other events around NSW. Illawarra Rainbow Families celebrated International Family Equality Day and IDAHOT with some art workshops for children kindly funded by ACON. Newcastle held a free community BBQ funded by Rainbow Families.

Check out this cute video of children and young people sharing their stories at the recent Family Pride picnic in Sydney!