March with BSL Pride
The Midsumma Pride March is this Sunday 5 February so if you haven’t already, make sure you register to march with us under the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) banner by close of business Thursday 2 February.
The is a day-long event and one of the signature events of the Midsumma Festival and for the first time we’ll be striding down Fitzroy Street St Kilda with ferocity, uniqueness, and diversity. The kilometre-long parade will end at Catani Gardens where you’ll be greeted by free entertainment and festivities, including DJs and live performances by the iconic St Kilda beachside.
About our new BSL Pride Logo
Our new Pride logo takes the traditional BSL logo but incorporates the Progress Pride flag in place of the orange in the four quadrants of the segmented circle.
The Progress Pride flag colours hold different meanings with each colour representing an important value for the LGBTQIA+ community:
- The red in the flag represents life,
- Orange represents healing,
- Yellow stimulates new ideas and thoughts,
- Green is associated with prosperity and growth,
- Blue (or indigo) in the original pride flag was for serenity, and
- Violet (or purple) represents spirit.
The white, pink, and light blue chevron design on the Progress Pride Flag reflects the colours of the Transgender flag, while the brown and black stripes represent marginalized people of colour. The black stripe also has a dual meaning, honouring those lost to HIV/AIDS and is a nod to the stigma surrounding those still living with HIV.