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Jul 13, 2023

Human rights at the end of the Mardi Gras rainbow

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There are lots of different myths around people with disability, that they maybe don’t have any sexual life, but people with disability are like anyone else


“It’s not often spoken about and it tends to be a taboo subject, so we really wanted to highlight that to bring it to the front of everyone’s minds,” Alicia says.

“There’s  going to be six mannequins on the back of our truck and each will be a different colour of the rainbow representing a different sexuality related human right.”

Chelsea Peterson  jumped at the chance to be involved with decorating the 2020 float, because she believes the Mardi Gras Parade is a great opportunity to have her rights talked about openly.

“We’re human. If people don’t think people with disability have rights, then they may as well not have rights themselves,” she says.

“Everyone here deserves to have rights. Everyone around the world deserves to have rights.”

“People with disability want to be part of the community and they have rights to be educated around sexuality. And also to be free from abuse and neglect.

“I think it’s very important that we all come together to celebrate Mardi Gras, but also celebrate people with disability and their rights.”

Come along and cheer us on at the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 29 February.

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