Thank you to everyone that came to Family Pride on Sunday May 26th. This year was huge with over 500 people coming out to celebrate with the Rainbow Families Community.
Families enjoyed entertainment from Justine Clarke, Larger than Lions, and drag queens Hannah Conda and Charisma Bell. There were so many free activities for children, with jumping castles, a rock climbing wall, face painting and Proud to Play’s cricket game. As well as lots of interactive arts and craft activities facilitated by community partners.
We thank all the community organisations that helped make the day wonderful. Thanks to Wear It Purple, Twenty 10, The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Dawson Turco Lawyers, NSW Police, Reverse Garbage, ACON, Gleebooks, and City of Sydney who provided over 500 meals to the crowds.
Family Pride is a day for LGBTIQ parents and their families to get together to celebrate the wonderful people we are, and the beautiful supportive community we belong to. Days like Family Pride, and connecting with our community have never been so important.
This year we launched our long awaited Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide. Thank you to Katherine Wolfgramme from The Gender Centre for speaking at the launch about the importance of this important resource.
We are thrilled to have the ongoing support from our political leaders. Our community values the time our politicians take out of their busy lives to come and celebrate with us.
Family Pride would not be possible without the generous support of Commonwealth Bank. This is the third year CommBank has made a contribution towards the costs of the day, and equally importantly offered an army of volunteers to assist at the event.
Check out photos from the day in the Rainbow Families Facebook group.