This will be the seventh year CFA members have been involved with the march.
Midsumma Pride March is a signature event, where historically over 7,400 marchers take to the streets down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda each year and over 45,000 people line the streets and balconies along the march route to show their support – making this the best-attended Pride March in Victoria.
South East Region Inclusion and Fairness Advisory Council member Paul Webster has attended the march for several years.
“I march with our LGBTIQ members.” Paul said. “I march to show my commitment to make everyone welcome and included in CFA”.
CFA is committed to creating a safe, respectful and inclusive organisation where all members engage and interact with each other and the broader community in an equitable manner, regardless of, ethnicity, culture, language, beliefs, gender, age, socio-economic status, level of ability, additional needs, family structure, lifestyle or other difference.
The 2021 march will be held on Sunday 23 May.
Due to capacity limits on events in a COVID-normal Victoria, this year CFA is only able to register a maximum of 30 marchers. This is to help ensure all groups are able to be represented at the event.
As government COVID-safe regulations change, we will be advised if group sizes can increase or need to decrease.
As a result we are asking for registrations from those that wish to march in the parade to be provided to Inclusion and Fairness by Friday 14 May.
Other ways audiences can attend or view the march are:
- Book into a Fitzroy St venue to watch the parade from 11am.
- Watch the parade virtually. Midsumma Festival will livestream Midsumma Pride March for the first time on their Facebook page. The stream will begin at approximately 10am and finish at approximately 2pm (times to be updated as plans are locked in).
Want to help CFA become a more inclusive workplace for LGBTIQ+ people more broadly?
LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Awareness and Ally Training
The Inclusion & Fairness team are arranging dates for 3 hour LGBTIQ+ Awareness and Ally Training to be delivered virtually to CFA members. Please email Inclusion and Fairness to register your interest in attending this training.
Did you know CFA has a Pride Network for those who identify as being a member of the LGBTIQ+ community and allies? CFA Pride Network works in partnership with the broader Emergency Management Victoria Pride Network and provides LGBTIQ+ people and their allies a social space to connect, give and obtain support, and an opportunity to engage.
To find out more or to join CFA Pride, email Inclusion and Fairness To find out more or to join the Emergency Management Victoria Pride Network, fill out the Emergency Management Victoria Pride Network form.