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  • June is Pride Month.

  • It commemorates the birth of the global liberation movement for LGBTQ+ equality and the pride marches that sprung up in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

  • Internationally, events like Sydney Pride Festival are now held through June to uplift the voices, celebrate the culture and protect the human rights of LGBTQ+ communities.

  • It is a time to raise awareness of their history to remember the pioneers who fought for equality in the face of very real threats to their own safety and freedom.

  • Trailblazers like the 78ers, who organized the first Sydney Mardi Gras in June 1978, where activists, supporters, and revelers marched through Taylor Square,

  • facing police violence, arrests, and protests, in a defining moment for Australia's civil rights.

  • You can find out more about what's happening at UNSW during Pride Month at

June is Pride Month.

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