By Josh PallasPride Month has become a celebration for the queer community. But it should always be deeply enmeshed with the ongoing struggle for queer liberation.
The first Sydney Mardi Gras protest march was held on 24 June 1978 as a solidarity action with queer activists in America who were remembering Stonewall.
Over the ensuing months many queer activists in Sydney were arrested and publicly outed for their activism. This Pride Month coincides with the declaration of the results of the federal election where queer politics loomed large for all the wrong reasons.