Pride in our community
We all know how Mardi Gras originally came about in 1978.
We at Broome Pride never lose our sight of why we do this and that’s remembering our brothers and sisters before us that took that fearless march down Oxford Street in Sydney for equality. They were incarcerated and that started the social change that allows what we have today and we are so fortunate to have the equality that we have.
I suppose the importance of that in a community like Broome is what we have today, a fully inclusive community event. But without community support, business support and that social change, we don’t get the vision we strive for — “one community”.
I suppose we’re pretty fortunate to live in the Kimberley because you would think that being in a regional or remote Australia town, we wouldn’t be accepted. But we have proven to the rest of Australia just how open, how accepting and how much we have progressed as a society in one small town in WA. I suppose we’re really lucky to have the support of everyone that buys a ticket because it allows us to keep holding Broome Mardi Gras and allows us to give back. It’s because of our whole community approach that we’re now starting to reap the benefits of having big, beautiful and open hearts.
That’s the importance of why I do what I do and what makes me smile inside is seeing everyone else smile and seeing the whole community reap the benefits of what they’ve put in to. We live our karma every day because we’ve created the beautiful community that we live in.
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